Question about Hoover F6212-900 / F6215-900 SteamVac Agility Upright Vacuum
Solution for Hoover SteamVac (F7452-900) brushes not spinning
Uses the turbine model and same solution would be similar. Root cause is simply the main gear attached to turbine becomes stuck. This problem should not happen as often as I see other people also having this problem. Must be a poor design on Hoover’s part. It takes about 30 minutes and a Phillips screw driver and wrench. Pretty easy, just have to remember what screws went where.
Remove brushes, and front suction cover
On the bottom of the machine:
Remove the 4 screws behind brushes which attach the top faceplate
Remove the 2 screws from base in the sunken holes
Remove the two long silver screws from base which connect all the way to turbine assembly
Stand machine upright
Remove the floor select switch handle
Remove 1 screw near the center beside the intake hole
Remove the 2 screws over the rear wheels
Remove faceplate cover, the front will need to be gently pried over the clear plastic part, be careful about the upright disengaging lever under faceplate, move it under the metal wire
Remove the 2 screws in the front of the turbine assembly
Remove the 2 hoses on either side
Disengage the bar on the floor selector switch
Pull out the turbine assembly
Remove the 4 screws and 3 clips to separate the assembly
Remove the filter (which is most likely clean since, cleaning this is the manufactures only solution)
Remove the large white gear and with a wrench remove ball bearing
Remove other large white gear
Note that the metal gear attached to turbine will not move (this was my problem), with a wrench gently grab metal gear and twist free. Spin turbine to make sure it moves freely.
Put everything back together again and you should be good to go.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
Thanks to Mark406 for the excellent instructions to get down to the turbine. My problem was not as simple as his though. When I got to the turbine, I discovered that water had gotten in and the roller bearing was a rusted mess. I initially thought that just a thorough cleaning would do since all the gears and turbine would spin freely. But when I buttoned up the turbine and tested it, it would bind. I finally noticed that the bearing was frozen on its spindle. I broke it loose but it won't be long before it freezes up again. No way to lube it. Only solution would be to pull the bearing and press a new one on.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
Buy another at the same place, put the bad one in the bow and write "DEFECTIVE' so they will return it to Hoover.
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
My Guardian had the same problem. I found the solution on another website (http://www.info-vacuum-cleaner.com/electrolux-vacuum-faq.php)
This worked for me!
Q: How come the roller on my Electrolux canister vacuum does not work?
A: Some Electrolux canister powerheads have reset buttons. Electrolux vacuum cleaners tend to utlilize a geared vacuum belt. Geared belts don't break easily. If the roller got jammed up (by the end of a carpet or a hand towel, whatever) the powerhead will shut off, protecting the vacuum motor from any damage. The reset switch is a small red button located on the top of the powerhead.
If pushing the reset button didn't work (you don't hear the motor), it's one of two things. The roller is still jammed up or you have an electrical short somewhere starting from the hose to the powerhead.
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
The plastick gears is broken
Posted on May 24, 2008
Check that no strings or other debris is clogging the brush wheels. If it isnt that check that the belt isnt broken connecting the brush to the motor. If that is ok, most likely the motor is blown and not turning the belt.
Posted on Sep 20, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
CARPETS OR HARD FLOORS
• The brush bar will always default to 'ON' (spinning) each time you switch the
appliance 'ON' and recline it for cleaning.
• The brush bar will not rotate when the appliance is upright.
• To switch the brush bar 'OFF' (e.g. for delicate rugs and hard floors):
- switch the appliance 'ON'
- recline the appliance
- press the brush bar 'ON/OFF' button - the brush bar will stop spinning.
• The brush bar will automatically stop if it becomes obstructed. See 'Brush bar -
• Before vacuuming your flooring, rugs and carpets, check the manufacturer's
recommended cleaning instructions.
• Some carpets may fuzz if a rotating brush bar is used when vacuuming. If this
happens, we recommend vacuuming in 'hard floor' mode and consulting with
the flooring manufacturer.
• The brush bar on the appliance may damage some carpet types. If you are
unsure, turn 'OFF' the brush bar.
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