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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This happens when the filter on the inside of the lid for the dirty water tank is pushed all of the way up. You need to leave a 1/4 in. gap from the top to the top of the filter.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
"I did some research online and the recurrent theme was a bad turbine assembly. Fortunately I was able to fix this myself which took about 2 hours (some reading) and little effort. The problem was with the turbine which is fairly simple and had a bearing that had rusted and froze up. Removing the cover proved to be more difficult than fixing the stuck bearing. This was mostly due to figuring out the correct screws to remove and finally discovering that the back of the cover (over the wheels) is not secured by fasteners but by pegs that "pop" out.
Once I had the brush assembly and Cover removed the turbine came out with the removal of some obvious screws and gently pulling the hoses from the assembly. After carefully opening the assembly housing I discovered the bearing problem and with a little lubrication and some new grease had it working in short order. Putting everything back together was simple as well."
this worked for me. although once i got in i just had to mess around with the gears and loosen them up. getting in was the hard part soo here you go peoples.
take off tanks
unscrew 6 screws fom underneath machine. look carefully
just underneath where the dirty tank goes right by the part that sucks everything up is a screw. unscrew it
pop off the switch for your spin scrub mode. it pops right back on.
make sure your locks for the tank are turned in
then the back just pops off. you might have to give it a good tug. there are no screws although it maight look like there is.
then pull off the grey part.
once inside it is pretty easy.
but if you have any questionbs email at email@example.com
i took off so many more screws than i needed to to get this figured out so dont do that.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
The brushes are driven with air pressure from vacuum motor. The switch merely opens a small door to allow air flow. usually there is a screen that is plugged that stops air flow which stops the brushes from turning. I too only used the appliance once and it broke. The round disc (turbine) had become jammed with no major obstruction. Cleaned anyway and put back together and it started to work again. I am so done with Hoover--no more of their products for me. To fix. the whole brush motor had to be removed and disassembled and cleaned. Not impressed at all!
Posted on May 11, 2009
Make sure you have released the handle, as if you wanted to push the machine forward. If the handle is locked upright, the brushes do not spin.
If they still don't spin, you may have a broken belt. Look carefully at the base, on each side. As I face the front of mine, on the right side of the machine, a small belt goes around one brush and a small cog wheel. On the left side, a larger belt goes around both brushes. If either belt is broken, the brushes will not spin. This can happen if you let gunk build up inside the clear plastic side pieces or around or above the brushes. It's very important to constantly be cleaning your Bissell. The belts can be ordered online and replaced. See your owner's manual.
Posted on May 29, 2009
You are on the right track! Place a screwdriver (flatbladed) into the white drive square and try to turn it. If it is locked up the drive assembly is your problem. It is very common for these parts to lock up because of the moisture involved with these machines. The only way to fix this is by replacing the drive unit, simply remove the hood of the machine and you will find 4 screws and one hose hold this drive in place.
If the gear assembly turns just fine you have a problem elsewhere. More than likely it has something to do with the dirty water tank. All the drives and pumps on these run off the suction created in the recovery tank. I would remove the tank take the lid off and then place it all back again. Then attempt to run the machine.
If the tank is on fine, the white gear turns ok and the brushes still will not turn:
Time to go back and inspect that brush block. The drive tab may be brolken off too short, or something else to do with that particular part.
In the case you can find nothing wrong with any of this, i would contact the local hoover warranty service center. A locator is on the hoover website. Hoover picks out the best vacuum dealers to service their product, for a small fee they would probably be able to tell you just what is wrong with it.
Best of Luck!
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
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