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Have a Hoover Steamvac F7410-900, the brushes don't spin anymore. Can hear the motor running. There is no visible debris and the lint screen is clean. Please HELP! I miss my steam cleaner. Thanx!

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Check to see if you can turn the brushes by hand, if not your bearings need service in your turbine assembly.Check aslo for proper suction at the instake standpipe under the lower tank. If it is the turbine, take it to a repair shop.

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My machine is a little more than a year old. I have used it about 5 times. It started leaking the third time I used it. The fourth time I took it out, the brushes would not spin (I did clean them and rinse them after use each time).
Now the engine screams and won't **** anything up. Do you have any suggestions? My last Hoover Steam Vac was great and lasted for 3 years! Hi,
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