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I have teh button for brushes turned to "on" and pull the trigger, but the brushes won't turn on.

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  • kymnewk1 Nov 18, 2007

    I am having the same problem with the brushes not spinning. I have cleaned the filter screen and the brush selector is on. I removed the brushes and re inserted them and still nothing

  • Kaime Nov 22, 2007

    I have the same problem with the brushes. They won't turn

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    same thing rhey wont spin help plz

  • deanhoover Dec 11, 2007

    me too. any solutions?

  • BossyVoss Dec 21, 2007

    I have the same problem, the brushes don't spin. I don't see how the brushes come out or what makes them spin to see what's not working. The answer here was no help.

  • ocpete Dec 31, 2007

    same problem brushes won't turn... How do I get to the ayr drive



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Finally after at least 10 more attempts with the brushes and the lint screen and several words to make a sailor blush, The brushes started to spin again. Not sure what did it.

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  • Kim Newcomb Nov 30, 2007

    After at least 10 more attempts re inserting the brushes and the lint screen ( several words that would makea sailor blush) The brushes finally started spinning. Not sure what did it.



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