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Brushes will not turn on hoover steam cleaner

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Re: brushes not turning

Check the shaft on top of the brush block to make sure it hasn't broken, if brush block is ok, then most likely the turbine is bad and will have to be replaced.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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