Having problems with your Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath Upright Vacuum ?

Brushes not turning, but suction okay?

\015 Hi Reddevil,\015\012I 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?\015

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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.
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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