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Middle spinbrush falls out of hoover maxextract all terrain 60 carpet cleaner after the assembly was taken apart for cleaning

I removed the spinbrush assembly and took the clear plastic casing off the row of brushes to clean each round spinbrush individually. when i put it all back together and went to use the carpet cleaner, the middle brush wouldn't stay in place if i lifted the cleaner off the carpet at all. did i break whatever was holding the middle brush in place?

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try thehooverstore this online site has your machine with exploded diagrams. you should be able to figure out how it goes together

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If this is new, get it replaced under warranty. Take your model number, serial number, proof of purchase and the brush block with you, or you may be able to do it at

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Hello tmc68cam. I will need the Mgfr., model & serial# to research for the part or parts you may need.

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did you check to see if the belt came off or its stretched?

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Hoover Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner with MaxExtract Technology making...

The cleaner does it's job well. Using on standard short carpet.
The problem so far is after 6-8 uses it started making a grinding noise when pulling backward.
Brushes still spinning just had the noise and the unit still functioned properly.
I only use it about every 3-4 months to clean 3 rooms.
The last use the noise got worse as it was making in forward and reverse motions.
The noise would usually start after using it for 5-10 minutes.
I figured it might be a slipping belt on the beaters and probably water was getting on the belt making it worse.
I removed the circular beater assy by just pulling it out.
Removed the round front beater by removing 3 screws, 2 at each end and one holding the belt guard on towards the middle. Once the beater is loose slide it out through the belt.
The front beater cogs for the belt had some black build up in between several cogs.
I cleaned the cogs very thoroughly, checked the belt for wear and checked the motor gear. They looked ok.
Assembled in reverse, did a quick dry test but didn't fill all the fluids to do a full test. That will have to wait till next time.
Please don't hold me accountable if you try this and break something, the cleaner is made mostly of plastic and the pieces can easily break. Don't try unless you are willing to take the risk, it may void warranty if it gets broken.
If problem still persists then will try using the 6 year warranty that it supposedly has... From what i've read it might be a pain getting it fixed under warranty.
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Hi! Follow the link to view the owner's manual for the Hoover F8100900.


Hoover max extract brushes wont spin

Check that the brushes are not jammed up with hair and fluff.
Remove the brush from the housing and clean throughly including the bushes/inserts and belt
Hope that helps

No water spraying

here is the manual > go to page 17 troubleshooting.

On hoover steam carpet cleaner, the brushes do not rotate on low or high settings.

Follow these steps if the Brushes Fail to Spin
•If the brushes on your Hoover carpet cleaner fail to spin, there may be a problem---some sort of blockage---with the suction or with the belt that turns the brushes.
Turn the Hoover carpet cleaner over, and inspect the brush area. Debris, strings, or pet hair may be tangled in the rollers, keeping them from turning. Use a pair of scissors to cut away any obstructions in this area. Flip the Hoover carpet cleaner back over, and turn it on to see if cleaning the rollers has solved the problem.
To check the belt, turn the Hoover carpet cleaner over, and remove the bottom plate screw with a Phillips head screwdriver. Investigate the belt area to see if it is broken or has somehow slipped off. If it is broken, you can order a part from or from many of the other online parts stores.
When the belt arrives, simply slide it on in place of the broken belt, reattach the bottom plate and turn the Hoover carpet cleaner right-side up. Turn it on to test your solution.

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Brushes will not rotate on my steam vac

I am having the same problem also as I can see many of you are having. I've only had my hoover steamvac dual V carpet cleaner for about a month and only used it once, then used it about a month later and the brushes no longer spin. These steam cleaners aren't cheap either, mine was over $250 and only used it once before malfunctioning. Obviously this is a huge problem because I've searched the web and there are many complaints about the spinbrushes on these units.

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Regarding the brushes not turning:

Your filter may need to be cleaned. It is located behind your brushes. With your tanks removed and the cleaner unplugged; tilt your cleaner back. The filter screen located behind your brushes can be removed by squeezing the sides of the filter and lifting and pulling toward you. Clean and replace.

It would be difficult for me to advise you any further without seeing exactly what you have done.
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