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Disassembly for repair

After consulting your site, it appears I have a bad turbine. I would like to disassemble to confirm and replace the part. Could you provide disassembly instructions?

Of note, the brush block shaft receiver won't turn. If it were broken, would there be resistance? How is the turbine powered; electrically or via suction?

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Disassembly for repair

Sometimes the brush assembly melts because of the way it was designed, could be broke, but u have to take it out and look at the assembly first, turbine is powered through air suction

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