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The belt is broken.Turn the vacuum so you are looking at the brush.That palte needs to come off.Some screw and some just pop on and off.When you have the plate off lift the brush out.The belt fits in a groove on the brush.The other end of the belt fits on a small wheel about 6 inches behind the brush.Put the new belt on and replace the plate.

Posted on May 18, 2011


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SOURCE: Hoover hu 4207/1 pet hair removal turbo brush wont revolve

Try Larryclare1's solution for a Kenmore and see if it helps. Worked wonders for both my turbo brush attachments.

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The basic reasons for the brush not turning are as follows
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Or the vacuum is set to Hard Floors.
I have made a video of how to sort out problems with the bearings, brush, clutch etc
Have a look at my video and if it helps you please leave a comment, testimonial or maybe a box of chocolates :)
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I bought my parents the exact same model. Do you have the floor select switch "ON" for the brush? Did the overload protector switch trip? There is a little red button sticking out from the right hand side of the head. Check to see if it is pertruding past the cover. If so, push button in and it should reset.

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