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Hoover steam carpet cleaner brushes dont spin

The brushes on the machine dont spin when it is on, it sucks the water up though....

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There is a plastic cover over the spinner indicator. If you take the plastic cover off there is also a little filter in that area (almost like the spinner is on the floor and the filter is on the wall). If you clean this filter it may start working again. I had the same problem before and it worked for me. I found the info in the user's manual for my model. Hope this works for you as well.

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