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I have a hoover spin vac silver. The brushes stopped spinning. They will spin if you lift the machine off of the carpet, but stop spinning when they come in contact with the carpet. Help

The brush head appears to not be locked in place and is moving up and down. How can I fix this problem?

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The belt is probably stretched out

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It sounds like you need to replace the actuator arm or the cable to it. Look for Hoover part 43143046 for a start. I've got a similar problem.

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The brushes are turning by an air driven turbine. The turbine has a pivot bushing made of steel inside of it that gets rusty because of the water that is running through it. The turbine will have to be replaced. You can find a genuine hoover replacement part by following the link below.

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