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I have a hoover steam vac deluxe and the brushes rotate very slowly and have little power. i have cleaned the indicator screen.

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  • george985 May 15, 2008

    Steamvac f7425-900 brushes will not rotate. have cleaned the filter.

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Check to make sure that the foam filter inside the recovery tank lid has at least a 1/4 inch gap from the top. Other then that, the turbine is what turns the brushes, either the shaft on the top of he brush block broke off, or the turbine is stuck. Sometimes you can take th turbine apart and clean out the components, must times it is better to just replace it rather then mess with it.

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