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How do I repair Hoover Windtunnel floor/carpet switch? Brush will not turn but belt is not broken. I believe setting was hard floors and son forced the switch when the vaccuum was running.

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    Do you have the new switch.

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The lever that switches from carpet to hard floors may be broken if it was forced, remove the cover to gain access. Replace both belts too. They may be stretched or worn even though they look good.

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