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F7452900 the brushes won't rotate during floor cleaning

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  • early1 Apr 09, 2008

    Suction works and everything else except the brushes won't spin.

  • akslarson Apr 19, 2008

    The rotating brushroll has stopped rotating, or starts and then stops when it hits resistance and then won't restart.

    I have taken it out and it turns freely on its own axle. Checked for something jamming it. Reinstalled. Same problem.

  • muscroft2007 Jan 07, 2009

    brushes will not turn

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I've owned this cleaner for about a year. I have used it five times. My brushes have stopped rotating as well, and I have done everything the manual suggests to get them working. The square hole that drives the shaft to rotate the brushes does not even move. I have read something about a turbine (not a belt) spins the brushes, and it's an expensive repair. If that is the case, I will never ever buy a Hoover product again. This is the biggest ripoff appliance ever. If someone has an answer, I would appreciate it.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    same plroblem Steam vac brushes won't rotate went through the steps up to removing the floor switch, how do you remove it?

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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

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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.

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Buy another at the same place, put the bad one in the bow and write "DEFECTIVE' so they will return it to Hoover.

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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.

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The plastick gears is broken

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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.

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