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Brushes not turning, but suction okay?

Hi Reddevil,
I have the same problem with my Hoover Steamvac brushes not turning, but I feel plenty of suction near the circular intake. Does that mean that my turbine is fine? Could it be a belt instead?

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  • karrun Aug 22, 2008

    Thanks for the reply!

    I plan on taking it apart today. Wish me luck!

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    how do you remove the brush block

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My problem was that the metal "transmission" had it's upper and lower bearings frozen. I sprayed WD-40 and let it sit for awhile. I then proceeded to work it free. It was quite rusty inside the cover plate, leading me to believe that water somehow entered the housing or they used a water based lubricant from the factory. Water based lubricants are generally cheaper than oil based so I'm tending to lead that way. The "transmission" is the metal rod with hypoid type gear in it that turns the 2 plastic gears. It is a press fit to the turbine wheel, so twisting a flat blade screwdriver under the turbine wheel will remove it. Make sure the lower bearing is free to turn easily. I also used some anti-sieze compound on the gears.

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I too have the same problem and the unit is only a couple of years old, with moderate use. I had to take the hood off and work my way down to the gears that drive the square hole. Of course Murphy's law would have it that my WD-40 can is fresh out! Once I have the gears cleaned and freshly packed with grease this thing should be good to go.

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The brushes on my hoover would not turn either but had plenty of suction,the square hole would not even turn,so my husband took the the screws out and when he got to the black motor ,he took out the screws and foung that the plastic gear was jammed so he put WD 40 on it and pulled it back in place and now it works great.Everything inside is plastic,so check this first....before spending any money on it...Jeanie777...I posted this as my problem also,but my husband fixed it.

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There is no belt, with the brush block removed, turn unit on, watch the square hole to see if it is turning, if not, then the turbine isn't running. Either it is clogged up or just needs to be replaced.

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