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The roller brush on my Hoover Z700 vacuum no longer runs when you tilt the handle back. I have tested every part that I can: the motor is good; the "magnetic switch" at the pivot point is good; etc. I'm now stumped. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I don't want to throw away a $400 vacuum.

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  • musicadkinso Sep 13, 2009

    The motor does not appear to be getting any power. The motor is good. There is a magnetic "switch" where the head and body pivot. This is sending a "signal" to the PCB Power/Micro board. I purchased another board and installed it and I am still not getting power. Hoover is absolutely not help!!

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Has this not got a rubber belt drive?

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Check the ends and make sure there isn't hair or carpet buildup. Check belt that it is tight.

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It definitely sounds like your belt is broken. If something gets vacuumed up into the brushes, and prevents the brushes from spinning, the motor will continue to try and spin the belt and the brush, but since the brushes can't spin, this will burn right through most belts.

Especially since you mentioned a sock being sucked up, and the roller brush not spinning, this is a tell tale sign of your belt needing replacing.

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