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Brushes on hoover deluxe steam vac cvarpet cleaner are not rotating. Took out the brush assy and drive spins slowly but with little torque. Cannot seem to open the bottom to see if belt or direct drive..something wrong with drive mechanism for 5 brsuhes

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(1) Assure the brush shut off lever on the hood is not set to the off position.
(2) Is there still a square pin standing up from the one drive brush? It should be 1/4 square, and about two inches tall. That pin is the drive from the transmission to the brushes.
There are no belts. The transmission is air and gear drive mechanism.

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