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I have a steam cleaner and i can not get the black arm brush to keep one side up and when you trun on the steam cleaner the brush dose not spin when you start to clean the floor but it will spin when you have it siting up right

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Sounds like you could have an elevator broken (part #2000010). You will have to take the top off to replace them or to check to see if one of them is broke. There is one on each side so when the handle is in the upright, they push againsy the brush roll to lift it up. As for not spinning, chack the cogged belt as well as the cogged pulley on the pump, if it is bad, you will have to replace the pump.

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I have a different model number Bissell Proheat than yours. Yours may have different parts or go together differently than mine, but I'll tell you how I do it on mine and you can try my way out and see if it helps you.

(In all cases where I use left vs. right or front vs. back, as when these terms are used with a car, I am facing the front of the Bissell. I am NOT behind the Bissell, where I would stand when cleaning carpet with it.)


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