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Brushes spin slowly then when applied pressure they stop

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Steam Vac has no adjustments. Solution: Remove the clear plastic cover located in front of the brush control switch (I used a butter knife). Locate the small screen and remove the dirt and hair from it with your fingernail or an old tooth brush. Restore the cover and you should be good to go.

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Lower the height setting, using a setting that is not correct can cause the brushes to hang up. Is your machine the type that has an automatic height adjustment or is there a dial

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http://www.vacuummedic.com/product.php?id=206


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I reinstalled the brush assembly by aligning the gear that slides into the slot and gently pushing the clips back into place using equal pressure on both sides.

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