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Hoover Windtunnel smells like burnt rubber replaced belts brush doesn't spin when placed on carpet height adjustments won't move

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    How do you replace the belt on the hoover dual power carpet washer # FH 50900

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Sounds like you have a bad brush roll(48414115), take it out and see the the ends turn freely or not, if not, then replace it. Also check the the slots that the brush roll sits in to make sure they haven't melted. I am assuming that the motor is running, if not, then it may have froze up.


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