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Brushes do not spin on my steam vac

I have model number F7221-900 but Hoover said that F7222-900 was the same machine and my brushes quit working. The steam vac works as far as sucking up water and the ulphostery brushes spin when the attachment is hooked up but the main brushes underneath do no spin. If you grab them you can move the side to side but they are locked up when it comes to turning them all the way around. What is wrong?

I'm also pretty sure I need to replace the turbine. How do I. I've tried to find a repair manual (if there is such a thing) with no luck. My machine is a F6215-900 but the problem is the same.V.P.

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  • gas n go Apr 06, 2008

    i have model # F 5906-900 the brushes don't spin , So I took out the brush assembly the middle brush drive pin is broke off, and the square gear that turn's the brushes does not turn.with the motor running,what part's do I need ???????? My email Address hsimmermon@cfl.rr.com
    Please send pictures and part's list and any info you have ,
    Thank You

  • sonnyf Jul 11, 2008

    I have the same problem with my F6212-900 the brushes don't turn and I can't figure out how to take the block off. Sonny

  • ID LQQK Aug 04, 2008

    same problem as "gas n go". The square pin broke. Looks to be a poor design. they expect a little (maybe) 1/4 inch piece plastic pin to transfer the toque from the turbine to all the drive brushes an not break. Come on this thing is made to do carpet right, not just tile.

    There should be a recall on this or something...? It is wrong to have to replace the whole brush block if it is built the same way it will just break again.

    Looks like HOOVER should step up an send us all that middle brush with a reinforced drive pin.

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Take the brush block out and see if the brushes turn of, if not replace the brush block. Otherwise it is the turbine(#23) that has to be replaced, sometimes you can take the turbine apart and clean it. The top cover has to come off, turn it over, take out the brush block, take out the screws under that, there are other screws, under where the turbine sits, there are 2 longer screws, if you don't have them out, then you missed them, there 2 screws on the front end of the turbine, unhook the koses and it will come off. This pix. may help:

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