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Brushes not contacting floor

It seems to me that when my Hoover H3000 was new, the action of the brushes on the floor was audible, and I believe it also scrubbed better.

Now, however, I don't think the brushes are contacting the floor much any more. Probably worn down a bit.

I don't want to spend $35 for new brushes, unless I absolutely have to. My H3000 also needs a new nozzle because somehow the squeegee isn't flat anymore, so vacuum action is deteriorated. That costs $55. $90 is an awful lot for just parts. I'd be tempted to get the newer model for $70 more, rather than keep my old one at that rate.

So. Is there a way to somehow get the brush assembly to lower during use, as a workaround? Alternatively, is there another source for H3000 parts? If there is either one, I would very much appreciate hearing about it.

Thanks in advance.

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It is unlikely that you have worn the brushes to the point that they no longer contact the floor properly unless you use it daily and have a very rough tile or concrete floor and even then they should outlast the machine. It is more likely that there is a problem with the switch that moves them up and down for different floor settings. Also remember that the brushes will be up while the unit is in the upright position no matter what the switch is set to only when you bring the handle down in the operating position do the brushes lower to contact the floor. Pull the brushes out and check to see nothing is interfering with the operation of the brush adjustment or for any broken parts. As for the squeegee they do get deformed and this will prevent the unit for sucking up the water properly so it should be replaced if needed. For any parts visit www.stevessewandvac.com if you don't see what you need listed email them someone can help.

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