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Brushes won't spin anymore

Hi, the brushes on my steamvac have stopped rotating. I found a spring on the floor after they stopped spinning. I can see inside that there is a sping that attaches to the switch to turn the brushes on and off, but the actuator arm doesn't seem to be moving. Can you tell me where this other sping goes? I can't figure it out. Thanks!

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  • dgshelton Mar 14, 2008

    I don't know why I need to replace the switch. Can someone please just tell me where this other spring goes? Thanks again!

  • dgshelton Mar 14, 2008

    Thanks, for trying to help.

  • dgshelton Mar 14, 2008

    I can't see where any part of the switch is gone. Isn't it possible that the sping just popped off and needs to go back on? Does anyone that actually fixes these machines know where this spring would go?

  • dgshelton Mar 14, 2008

    The model is F9425-400.

  • dgshelton Mar 14, 2008

    I have cleaned the filter and checked the brushes already. The brushes are working fine, but I believe this spring that has come off has something to do with the brushes not working, since I found it on the floor right after the brushes stopped working. I'm just not sure where it goes.

  • dgshelton Mar 14, 2008

    The spring that activates the switch is still attached and is working as far as I can tell. It moves when the switch is moved, but there is another spring, that looks just like the one attached to the lever for the switch, that I found on the floor right after the brushes stopped working. I can't figure out where to attach that one.

  • dgshelton Mar 14, 2008

    I'm sorry, the model is F7430-900.

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There is a spring that goes on an arm, #32 in the picture. It actuates the turbine so the brushes will turn when the handle is tilted back, and stopped when upright. This might be where that spring goes. You may have to take the top cover off to put in on. After you get it on, and the brushes still don't turn, look up in the square hole where the shaft on the brush block goes into, turn the unit on and see if it is turning, if not then the turbine either needs to be taken apart and cleaned or replaced. The turbine is what drives the brushes.

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What is the model number of you steamvac?

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  • Jaime Hernandez Mar 14, 2008

    Check this site for an user manual. It might help you to troubleshoot your steamvac.

    Good Luck.

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Have you tried looking inside the vacuum, it's possible it only there..

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Look in to the buttom of the handle, it was attached at the end of the handle, your vacum switch is like a lever, so when you push and pull the sping attached trigger the switch..

See if the hook attaching the spring is not broken.

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I would venture to guess that part of the actual switch casing has also come off. I think your most cost - and time - effective method of repair is to head over to Radio Shack and find yourself a replacement switch in its entirety. They are less than $5 and if the switch has come apart once, it will most likely again.

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    Michael Ansnes Mar 14, 2008

    I'm sorry appparently I spoke too soon. The brushes on your model appear to be suction driven. There is a filter screen behind the brush assembly on the left side as you look at the vacuum when you are operating it that must be cleaned in order to provide the power to move the brushes. Unplug the device, flip it up on its back, remove the screen and clean it out.

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Please replce the switch

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 14, 2008

    the other is must be for the support of main one.



    you have it fixed by fixing the switch



    thank you



    good luck

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 14, 2008

    oops sorry. i tought the switch is nott working.



    sorry./

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 14, 2008

    sorry for the inconvinience caused



    other experts will assist you soon

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 14, 2008

    again the same solution? well dont worry sir you will get a very good solution very sooon.

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I'd say that 60% of the time that I see this problem, the main issue is that the brushes just need to be cleaned. If you have pets in the home, a lot of the time the pet hair will just be lodged inside the brushes, will prevent them from spinning. Use a pressurized water hose with spray nozzle is ideal) and spray each brush with water to dislodge any pet hair. You should be able to get these brushes spinning when you spray them. Spray each brush until the brushes are spinning pretty fast. Re-insert the brushes into the machine, and test to see if the cleaning has fixed your problem. If the cleaning still fails to fix the problem, take the brushes back out of the machine.

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If the pole has broken, you will simply need to replace the brush block. If the pole is not damaged, the next thing to try is to turn the machine on while you have the brushes out. Look inside the machine, where the pole goes into the turbine (also important, make sure the switch for the brushes is turned to "Rotating Brush Speed Hi), this female receptacle should spin when the machine is turned on. It is important the try this when the foot pedal is released, and the handle down, and not in the upright position, as there is an internal switch that shuts the brushes off when the machine is in the upright position.

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