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Hoover steamvac turbine and brush control switch

The brushes on my f7425-900 stopped working months ago and i found out it maybe the turbine causing the problem. So, i got the turbine off the machine and found that the shaft and bearing was froze solid with rust. I soaked it in oil and and got it loose and cleaned it up and put it all back together working properly. After putting the machine back together and turning it on i pushed the brush control button to the on position to start the brushes but nothing happened. Is there any suggestions of where to go from here?

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  • mathis_23 Jul 16, 2008

    ive found the problem on my hoover steam cleaner being the turbine gears were rusted. I cleaned them and oiled them down well and now there turning perfectly but when i put the machine back together and turned the brush switch on the brushes still would not turn

  • mathis_23 Jul 16, 2008

    there is only one filter on this model f7425-900. no other filter exist. Im wondering if it could be the switch on the turbine that turns on the brushes although i dont see how it could be since there looks to be no significant wires or nothing hooked on the switch. Just one long piece of metal attached to another that moves by spring actions when pressed forward.

  • mathis_23 Jul 16, 2008

    ive received some advice that the problem could be that the carbon brush or motor windings probably have gone out with the turbine froze for a long time. Is there any advive out there to replace or find and repair this carbon brush or motor windings on my own?

  • mathis_23 Jul 16, 2008

    I do not think there is a belt drive on this hoover model shampoo machine

  • mathis_23 Jul 16, 2008

    i seriously need help out there if any assistance is available. I thought i had everything figured out when i unfroze the turbine gears and cleaned and re-oiled only to come to the conclusion that the brushes would still not turn even with the machine on and the turbine in great condition now. I have no clue if there is or where a belt drive is on this hoover model f7425-900. In addition to knowing where to look for and how to replace a carbon comb that has burned out from not being able to turn. Help please!!!

  • mathis_23 Jul 16, 2008

    sorry for not accepting the advice yu gave initially ive just gotten frustrated working on this machine for 6 hours and finally thinking i got it fixed with the turbine problem. Is the motor comb in the engine? How do i get to it and take it apart?

  • mathis_23 Jul 16, 2008

    How do you get to the motor on the hoover f7425 steamvac to to check on a carbon comb?

  • mathis_23 Jul 16, 2008

    How do you find the carbon brushes in the hoover steamvac and replace them?

  • mathis_23 Jul 16, 2008

    Basically, i can hear and feel the motor running. As a matter of fact it will still try to **** up and release water upon usage just no brushes wil turn. I took the entire brush unit out and its still intact. There is no blockage of the blocked hole on the bottom of the unit that the brush unit snaps into. I checked the turbine and found out it was froze. I cleaned and oiled it thoroughly to where the bearings and white teethed wheels would spin again. Then placed it backed on the unit correctly along with the rest of the pieces and turned on the machine and still did not spin the brushes when turned on. I found out how to get to the motor and did not notice any carbon combs. At this point i have no clue.

  • mathis_23 Jul 16, 2008

    Somehow by a miracle i pieced the unit back together again and the brushes started spinning. Dont know how but they wont turn off if u push the switch to off. Do you think its possibly that switch going bad on the turbine and it would be best to just get another turbine?

  • mathis_23 Jul 16, 2008

    Also can a turbine from a model hoover f7226-900 work on a model f7425-900 model?

  • accountant23 Apr 17, 2009

    The brushes on my Steamvac Dual V F7222-900 quit spinning only a short time after we got it. After cleaning the brushes, making sure the lower left switch was in the correct position (you know, all the things you're supposed to check) I suspected it might be a problem with the turbine after doing a google search and seeing it listed frequently. I tried unscrewing a few things to try to look at it, but can't find any diagrams anywhere (not in the manuals, websites, etc.) Is there an easy way to check out the turbine?

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Try checking your drive belt might have come of or just loose

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Hi,

There are two (2) kinds of brushes involve in your vac. The first would be the circular ones (5) that do the actually cleaning. the 2nd would be the electrical brushes more commonly called carbon brush. These provide the electrical contact to the commutator segments of the motor. It initially, when the motor was stuck, then it would be very likely that these carbon brushes have burned themselves (if not the motor windings themselves) up. Pls check/replace the carbon brushes. In some instances, they may have been inadvertently wired/positioned the other way around.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Jul 16, 2008

    The rating you gave my solution "Thanks for Trying" is actually a rejection (perhaps unknown to you) and would normally discourage any follow-up suggestion(s) and/or that you would rather hear other possible solutions.

    Nonetheless, with your indulgence, I am taking the liberty of providing additional information by way of images below. Pls note that the carbon brushes should connect/touch the multiple slivers of commutator segments. These are generic examples of carbon brushes and vacuum motor.



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    Louie Role Jul 16, 2008

    and hi again,

    A couple of clarifying questions pls:
    1. do you hear/feel the motor running?
    2. if yes (motor running), is it just the bottom set of brushes that do not spin?

    If yes to #2, The scrubbing unit on the bottom snaps off as a single unit. The entire unit is powered by a single square post driver that snaps into the power part of the unit and makes the wheels spin. It is possible that the post had snapped off, rendering the entire block of six spinners useless.

    If no to #1, pls consider that it may be cheaper/faster to replace the entire motor. Pls reference this page. Carbon brush replacement would require of course that you be able to get/buy the correct brush. Remove the motor, dismantle the motor.

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    Louie Role Jul 16, 2008

    Based on your recent comment/postback, we can eliminate the motor/carbon brushes and need to focus on the drive of the bottom brushes.

    Allow me to repost "...The scrubbing unit on the bottom snaps off as a single unit. The entire
    unit is powered by a single square post driver that snaps into the
    power part of the unit and makes the wheels spin. It is possible that
    the post had snapped off, rendering the entire block of six spinners
    useless
    ..."

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    Louie Role Jul 16, 2008

    http://www.vacshopusa.com/pdf/f7425.jpg&..." target="_blank" rel="nofollow" >here is an exploded view of an F7425, the component placement is indicated and would help you identify which goes to where and what drives what.

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    Louie Role Jul 16, 2008

    Hi,

    To my knowledge, the switch for the bottom brushes is a mechanical one (not electrical). This would mean that the switch actually pushes on a long slide/bar the engages/disengages the square post driver from the gears.

    My compliments on being able to make it work, I would like to forward a guess that on your initial assembly, the driver post did not fitted itself to the slot in the gearings which was corrected on your subsequent re-assembly.

    Re on "turbine from a model Hoover f7226-900 work on a model f7425-900 model". Just might, yes. basically the same design, the same housing, the same capacity.

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There are filters, one on the lid, the other from the bottom, has a red frame, pull it out and clean it. There maybe a foam filter on the lid covering the yellow ball, it needs to have at least a 1/4 in. gap from the top. Also make sure that the lid is on correctly and tight.

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The brushes still do not turn fast.


Take the brush block out, make sure it turns easily. If it does that is ok and obviously the turbine is too. Suction would be your problem next. Check the tank to be sure it's sealing correctly. The clear access panel on the front of the hood can also leak or have blockage in it. It is the screen behind the clear panel below the brush speed control. There really isn't much else to cause you problems with the brushes. It's either suction or mechanical.

Feb 05, 2013 | Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub...

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How To Diagnosis & Fix Hoover SteamVac's When Brushes Stop Spinning


When the brushes stop spinning on a Hoover SteamVac, it can be caused by several things. In order to diagnosis why your brushes aren't spinning, please view the diagnosis solution I have done on Fixya:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4286338-hooverspin_scrub_brushes_always_stop


If you have diagnosed your machine, and found that the internal receptacle is not spinning, then you'll now need to replace your turbine. This tip will explain in detail how you'll need to complete this repair.

Here's what you'll need to complete this repair:
- Hoover SteamVac Replacement Turbine Brush Gear
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver

Step 1. Remove both the clean solution, and the dirty solution tanks from the machine, and press the handle release pedal so that the handle is laying down flat:
5b86f81.jpg

Step 2. With a flat head screwdriver, pry off the rotating brush speed indicator knob:
407b985.jpg
Step 3. Unscrew the silver screw that's at the very top of the see-thru suction port where the dirty solution tank rests.

79a39bc.jpg
Step 4. Turn the SteamVac upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. There are four clips that hold these brushes in place. You'll need to remove the brushes from the machine by squeezing the four tabs while pulling upwards at the same time. The picture actually only shows the two tabs on the right hand side being squeezed, but the tabs on the left hand side are in the exact same location:

23e0faa.jpg
Step 5. Once you've removed the brush block from the machine, there are 4 screws on the bottom that need to be removed. Keep the two silver screws on the very corner in place, you won't need to remove these. Remove the four screws that I've highlighted in red:

91d0198.jpg
Step 6. Turn the machine back over right side up, so that the brushes are on the bottom. There are two clips that hold the top housing in place. Insert your flat head screwdriver in between the top and lower housing in the rear of the machine close to the rear wheels, and pry upwards to un-clip these clips on both the left and right sides, then remove the top motor housing from the machine.

10d963e.jpg
Step 7. You'll now have complete access to the turbine. Remove the two silver screws in the front of the unit that hold the turbine in place, as well as remove the front hose from the turbine:

cabbd35.jpg
Step 8. Once you have removed the two screws you'll be able to lift the turbine up. There's a second hose in the rear of the turbine that you'll also need to remove before you can remove the turbine completely. After you've removed the hose, take the turbine out of the machine. You'll notice to the immediate left of the turbine other hoses that connect to a black circular part. This is actually the pump that sprays the water on the floor. If you ever have the problem where the clean water solution will not spray, it's a good possibility that this part needs to be replaced.
04dc1da.jpg
Simply install the new turbine, reattached the hoses and two front screws. When you're putting the top motor housing back on the unit, make sure that the brush speed selector knob that's on the right side of the turbine fits through the **** in the top motor housing. Also before you tighten the two screws that that hold the top housing in in front of the brushes, there's two clips. You'll need to snap the top motor housing behind these two clips. Simply push front of the motor housing until you hear it snap into place.


Chris J.
GoVacuum

on Apr 10, 2010 | Hoover V1 SteamVac SpinScrub Vacuum

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How To Diagnosis & Fix Hoover SteamVac's When Brushes Stop Spinning


When the brushes stop spinning on a Hoover SteamVac, it can be caused by several things. In order to diagnosis why your brushes aren't spinning, please view the diagnosis solution I have done on Fixya:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4286338-hooverspin_scrub_brushes_always_stop


If you have diagnosed your machine, and found that the internal receptacle is not spinning, then you'll now need to replace your turbine. This tip will explain in detail how you'll need to complete this repair.

Here's what you'll need to complete this repair:
- Hoover SteamVac Replacement Turbine Brush Gear (several different parts for different models)
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver

Step 1. Remove both the clean solution, and the dirty solution tanks from the machine, and press the handle release pedal so that the handle is laying down flat:
5b86f81.jpg

Step 2. With a flat head screwdriver, pry off the rotating brush speed indicator knob:
407b985.jpg
Step 3. Unscrew the silver screw that's at the very top of the see-thru suction port where the dirty solution tank rests.

79a39bc.jpg
Step 4. Turn the SteamVac upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. There are four clips that hold these brushes in place. You'll need to remove the brushes from the machine by squeezing the four tabs while pulling upwards at the same time. The picture actually only shows the two tabs on the right hand side being squeezed, but the tabs on the left hand side are in the exact same location:

23e0faa.jpg
Step 5. Once you've removed the brush block from the machine, there are 4 screws on the bottom that need to be removed. Keep the two silver screws on the very corner in place, you won't need to remove these. Remove the four screws that I've highlighted in red:

91d0198.jpg
Step 6. Turn the machine back over right side up, so that the brushes are on the bottom. There are two clips that hold the top housing in place. Insert your flat head screwdriver in between the top and lower housing in the rear of the machine close to the rear wheels, and pry upwards to un-clip these clips on both the left and right sides, then remove the top motor housing from the machine.

10d963e.jpg
Step 7. You'll now have complete access to the turbine. Remove the two silver screws in the front of the unit that hold the turbine in place, as well as remove the front hose from the turbine:

cabbd35.jpg
Step 8. Once you have removed the two screws you'll be able to lift the turbine up. There's a second hose in the rear of the turbine that you'll also need to remove before you can remove the turbine completely. After you've removed the hose, take the turbine out of the machine. You'll notice to the immediate left of the turbine other hoses that connect to a black circular part. This is actually the pump that sprays the water on the floor. If you ever have the problem where the clean water solution will not spray, it's a good possibility that this part needs to be replaced.
04dc1da.jpg
Simply install the new turbine, reattached the hoses and two front screws. When you're putting the top motor housing back on the unit, make sure that the brush speed selector knob that's on the right side of the turbine fits through the **** in the top motor housing. Also before you tighten the two screws that that hold the top housing in in front of the brushes, there's two clips. You'll need to snap the top motor housing behind these two clips. Simply push front of the motor housing until you hear it snap into place.


Chris J.
GoVacuum

on Apr 10, 2010 | Hoover F5881-900 Vacuum

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I have a Hoover SteamVac, Model F5906-900 and the brushes won't spin. It's like something is froze up inside. I have read where the Brush Turbine might need to be replaced. Can you tell me where I can...



Hello,

This is most likely the reason the for the brushes stop spinning. I've written a very detailed repair guide on how to diagnosis this problem. This will walk you through step by step with pictures, and show you how to diagnosis this problem, and repair the turbine if you need to. Sometimes it can also be that your brush block itself has broken and needs to be fixed, or it may also be that your brushes just need to be replaced.

I hope this was helpful for you. If you found this to be helpful, please be so kind and rate the repair helpful, or leave feedback for me, this is greatly appreciated.

When the brushes stop spinning on a Hoover SteamVac, it can be caused by several things. In order to diagnosis why your brushes aren't spinning, please view the diagnosis solution I have done on Fixya:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4286338-hooverspin_scrub_brushes_always_stop


If you have diagnosed your machine, and found that the internal receptacle is not spinning, then you'll now need to replace your turbine. This tip will explain in detail how you'll need to complete this repair.

Here's what you'll need to complete this repair:
- Hoover SteamVac Replacement Turbine Brush Gear
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver

Step 1. Remove both the clean solution, and the dirty solution tanks from the machine, and press the handle release pedal so that the handle is laying down flat:
5b86f81.jpg

Step 2. With a flat head screwdriver, pry off the rotating brush speed indicator knob:
407b985.jpg
Step 3. Unscrew the silver screw that's at the very top of the see-thru suction port where the dirty solution tank rests.

79a39bc.jpg
Step 4. Turn the SteamVac upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. There are four clips that hold these brushes in place. You'll need to remove the brushes from the machine by squeezing the four tabs while pulling upwards at the same time. The picture actually only shows the two tabs on the right hand side being squeezed, but the tabs on the left hand side are in the exact same location:

23e0faa.jpg
Step 5. Once you've removed the brush block from the machine, there are 4 screws on the bottom that need to be removed. Keep the two silver screws on the very corner in place, you won't need to remove these. Remove the four screws that I've highlighted in red:

91d0198.jpg
Step 6. Turn the machine back over right side up, so that the brushes are on the bottom. There are two clips that hold the top housing in place. Insert your flat head screwdriver in between the top and lower housing in the rear of the machine close to the rear wheels, and pry upwards to un-clip these clips on both the left and right sides, then remove the top motor housing from the machine.

10d963e.jpg
Step 7. You'll now have complete access to the turbine. Remove the two silver screws in the front of the unit that hold the turbine in place, as well as remove the front hose from the turbine:

cabbd35.jpg
Step 8. Once you have removed the two screws you'll be able to lift the turbine up. There's a second hose in the rear of the turbine that you'll also need to remove before you can remove the turbine completely. After you've removed the hose, take the turbine out of the machine. You'll notice to the immediate left of the turbine other hoses that connect to a black circular part. This is actually the pump that sprays the water on the floor. If you ever have the problem where the clean water solution will not spray, it's a good possibility that this part needs to be replaced.
04dc1da.jpg
Simply install the new turbine, reattached the hoses and two front screws. When you're putting the top motor housing back on the unit, make sure that the brush speed selector knob that's on the right side of the turbine fits through the **** in the top motor housing. Also before you tighten the two screws that that hold the top housing in in front of the brushes, there's two clips. You'll need to snap the top motor housing behind these two clips. Simply push front of the motor housing until you hear it snap into place.


Chris J.
GoVacuum

Jan 06, 2011 | Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub...

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Brushes donot turn when asked to shampoo


The brushes are turning by an air driven turbine. The turbine has a pivot bushing made of steel inside of it that gets rusty because of the water that is running through it. The turbine will have to be replaced. You can find a genuine hoover replacement part by following the link below.

Hoover SteamVac Replacement Turbine Brush Gear Part # 91001097

F7425 Parts Link

http://www.usavacuum.com/Hoover-Steamvac-s/109.htm

Feb 09, 2010 | Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath...

Tip

How To Diagnosis & Fix Hoover SteamVacs When Brushes Stop Spinning


When the brushes stop spinning on a Hoover SteamVac, it can be caused by several things. In order to diagnosis why your brushes aren't spinning, please view the diagnosis solution I have done on Fixya:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4286338-hooverspin_scrub_brushes_always_stop


If you have diagnosed your machine, and found that the internal receptacle is not spinning, then you'll now need to replace your turbine. This tip will explain in detail how you'll need to complete this repair.

Here's what you'll need to complete this repair:
- Hoover SteamVac Replacement Turbine Brush Gear (several different parts for different models)
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver

Step 1. Remove both the clean solution, and the dirty solution tanks from the machine, and press the handle release pedal so that the handle is laying down flat:
5b86f81.jpg

Step 2. With a flat head screwdriver, pry off the rotating brush speed indicator knob:
407b985.jpg
Step 3. Unscrew the silver screw that's at the very top of the see-thru suction port where the dirty solution tank rests.

79a39bc.jpg
Step 4. Turn the SteamVac upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. There are four clips that hold these brushes in place. You'll need to remove the brushes from the machine by squeezing the four tabs while pulling upwards at the same time. The picture actually only shows the two tabs on the right hand side being squeezed, but the tabs on the left hand side are in the exact same location:

23e0faa.jpg
Step 5. Once you've removed the brush block from the machine, there are 4 screws on the bottom that need to be removed. Keep the two silver screws on the very corner in place, you won't need to remove these. Remove the four screws that I've highlighted in red:

91d0198.jpg
Step 6. Turn the machine back over right side up, so that the brushes are on the bottom. There are two clips that hold the top housing in place. Insert your flat head screwdriver in between the top and lower housing in the rear of the machine close to the rear wheels, and pry upwards to un-clip these clips on both the left and right sides, then remove the top motor housing from the machine.

10d963e.jpg
Step 7. You'll now have complete access to the turbine. Remove the two silver screws in the front of the unit that hold the turbine in place, as well as remove the front hose from the turbine:

cabbd35.jpg
Step 8. Once you have removed the two screws you'll be able to lift the turbine up. There's a second hose in the rear of the turbine that you'll also need to remove before you can remove the turbine completely. After you've removed the hose, take the turbine out of the machine. You'll notice to the immediate left of the turbine other hoses that connect to a black circular part. This is actually the pump that sprays the water on the floor. If you ever have the problem where the clean water solution will not spray, it's a good possibility that this part needs to be replaced.
04dc1da.jpg
Simply install the new turbine, reattached the hoses and two front screws. When you're putting the top motor housing back on the unit, make sure that the brush speed selector knob that's on the right side of the turbine fits through the **** in the top motor housing. Also before you tighten the two screws that that hold the top housing in in front of the brushes, there's two clips. You'll need to snap the top motor housing behind these two clips. Simply push front of the motor housing until you hear it snap into place.


Chris J.
GoVacuum

on Apr 10, 2010 | Hoover F5892-900 SteamVac Upright Vacuum

Tip

How To Replace Brush Turbine on Hoover SteamVac When Brushes Don't Spin


When the brushes stop spinning on a Hoover SteamVac, it can be caused by several things. In order to diagnosis why your brushes aren't spinning, please view the diagnosis solution I have done on Fixya:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4286338-hooverspin_scrub_brushes_always_stop


If you have diagnosed your machine, and found that the internal receptacle is not spinning, then you'll now need to replace your turbine. This tip will explain in detail how you'll need to complete this repair.

Here's what you'll need to complete this repair:
- Hoover SteamVac Replacement Turbine Brush Gear (several different parts for different models)
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver

Step 1. Remove both the clean solution, and the dirty solution tanks from the machine, and press the handle release pedal so that the handle is laying down flat:
5b86f81.jpg

Step 2. With a flat head screwdriver, pry off the rotating brush speed indicator knob:
407b985.jpg
Step 3. Unscrew the silver screw that's at the very top of the see-thru suction port where the dirty solution tank rests.

79a39bc.jpg
Step 4. Turn the SteamVac upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. There are four clips that hold these brushes in place. You'll need to remove the brushes from the machine by squeezing the four tabs while pulling upwards at the same time. The picture actually only shows the two tabs on the right hand side being squeezed, but the tabs on the left hand side are in the exact same location:

23e0faa.jpg
Step 5. Once you've removed the brush block from the machine, there are 4 screws on the bottom that need to be removed. Keep the two silver screws on the very corner in place, you won't need to remove these. Remove the four screws that I've highlighted in red:

91d0198.jpg
Step 6. Turn the machine back over right side up, so that the brushes are on the bottom. There are two clips that hold the top housing in place. Insert your flat head screwdriver in between the top and lower housing in the rear of the machine close to the rear wheels, and pry upwards to un-clip these clips on both the left and right sides, then remove the top motor housing from the machine.

10d963e.jpg
Step 7. You'll now have complete access to the turbine. Remove the two silver screws in the front of the unit that hold the turbine in place, as well as remove the front hose from the turbine:

cabbd35.jpg
Step 8. Once you have removed the two screws you'll be able to lift the turbine up. There's a second hose in the rear of the turbine that you'll also need to remove before you can remove the turbine completely. After you've removed the hose, take the turbine out of the machine. You'll notice to the immediate left of the turbine other hoses that connect to a black circular part. This is actually the pump that sprays the water on the floor. If you ever have the problem where the clean water solution will not spray, it's a good possibility that this part needs to be replaced.
04dc1da.jpg
Simply install the new turbine, reattached the hoses and two front screws. When you're putting the top motor housing back on the unit, make sure that the brush speed selector knob that's on the right side of the turbine fits through the **** in the top motor housing. Also before you tighten the two screws that that hold the top housing in in front of the brushes, there's two clips. You'll need to snap the top motor housing behind these two clips. Simply push front of the motor housing until you hear it snap into place.


Chris J.
GoVacuum

on Apr 10, 2010 | Hoover F5899-910 SteamVac Vacuum

2 Answers

Brushes do not turn


The brushes are turning by an air driven turbine. The turbine has a pivot bushing made of steel inside of it that gets rusty because of the water that is running through it. The turbine will have to be replaced. You can find a genuine hoover replacement part by following the link below.

Hoover SteamVac Replacement Turbine Brush Gear Part # 91001097

F7425 Parts Link

http://www.usavacuum.com/Hoover-Steamvac-s/109.htm

Dec 24, 2009 | Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath...

2 Answers

Hoover steam vac model f7425-900 filter is


The brush system on this model has a poor engineering design in that the brushes are running off an air turbine, which uses a steel bushing to spin the turbine which gets rusty from the moisture when the machine is being used. No long term solver. I would replace the machine with a Dirt Devil Platinum Force model

Nov 27, 2009 | Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath...

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How To Replace Brush Turbine in Hoover SteamVac's When Brushes Won't Spin


When the brushes stop spinning on a Hoover SteamVac, it can be caused by several things. In order to diagnosis why your brushes aren't spinning, please view the diagnosis solution I have done on Fixya:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4286338-hooverspin_scrub_brushes_always_stop


If you have diagnosed your machine, and found that the internal receptacle is not spinning, then you'll now need to replace your turbine. This tip will explain in detail how you'll need to complete this repair.

Here's what you'll need to complete this repair:
- Hoover SteamVac Replacement Turbine Brush Gear (several different parts for different models)
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver

Step 1. Remove both the clean solution, and the dirty solution tanks from the machine, and press the handle release pedal so that the handle is laying down flat:
5b86f81.jpg

Step 2. With a flat head screwdriver, pry off the rotating brush speed indicator knob:
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Step 3. Unscrew the silver screw that's at the very top of the see-thru suction port where the dirty solution tank rests.

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Step 4. Turn the SteamVac upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. There are four clips that hold these brushes in place. You'll need to remove the brushes from the machine by squeezing the four tabs while pulling upwards at the same time. The picture actually only shows the two tabs on the right hand side being squeezed, but the tabs on the left hand side are in the exact same location:

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Step 5. Once you've removed the brush block from the machine, there are 4 screws on the bottom that need to be removed. Keep the two silver screws on the very corner in place, you won't need to remove these. Remove the four screws that I've highlighted in red:

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Step 6. Turn the machine back over right side up, so that the brushes are on the bottom. There are two clips that hold the top housing in place. Insert your flat head screwdriver in between the top and lower housing in the rear of the machine close to the rear wheels, and pry upwards to un-clip these clips on both the left and right sides, then remove the top motor housing from the machine.

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Step 7. You'll now have complete access to the turbine. Remove the two silver screws in the front of the unit that hold the turbine in place, as well as remove the front hose from the turbine:

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Step 8. Once you have removed the two screws you'll be able to lift the turbine up. There's a second hose in the rear of the turbine that you'll also need to remove before you can remove the turbine completely. After you've removed the hose, take the turbine out of the machine. You'll notice to the immediate left of the turbine other hoses that connect to a black circular part. This is actually the pump that sprays the water on the floor. If you ever have the problem where the clean water solution will not spray, it's a good possibility that this part needs to be replaced.
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Simply install the new turbine, reattached the hoses and two front screws. When you're putting the top motor housing back on the unit, make sure that the brush speed selector knob that's on the right side of the turbine fits through the **** in the top motor housing. Also before you tighten the two screws that that hold the top housing in in front of the brushes, there's two clips. You'll need to snap the top motor housing behind these two clips. Simply push front of the motor housing until you hear it snap into place.


Chris J.
GoVacuum

on Apr 10, 2010 | Hoover F5886-900 Steam Vacuum

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