Having problems with your Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub Upright Vacuum ?

I have a Hoover steamvac Dual V carpet cleaner Model No. F7427-900. This is a spin scrub upright. My brushes will not work. We think the white square that the brushes fit up into in the center of the brushs is not turning. Can you help me.


Answers :

You are on the right track! Place a screwdriver (flatbladed) into the white drive square and try to turn it. If it is locked up the drive assembly is your problem. It is very common for these parts to lock up because of the moisture involved with these machines. The only way to fix this is by replacing the drive unit, simply remove the hood of the machine and you will find 4 screws and one hose hold this drive in place.
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\015\012If the gear assembly turns just fine you have a problem elsewhere. More than likely it has something to do with the dirty water tank. All the drives and pumps on these run off the suction created in the recovery tank. I would remove the tank take the lid off and then place it all back again. Then attempt to run the machine.
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\015\012If the tank is on fine, the white gear turns ok and the brushes still will not turn:
\015\012Time to go back and inspect that brush block. The drive tab may be brolken off too short, or something else to do with that particular part.
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\015\012In the case you can find nothing wrong with any of this, i would contact the local hoover warranty service center. A locator is on the hoover website. Hoover picks out the best vacuum dealers to service their product, for a small fee they would probably be able to tell you just what is wrong with it.
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\015\012Best of Luck!
Corkyron,
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\015\012Corvetteking is on the right track. However, if the Turbine, which he refers to as the "drive assembly" is locked up, it is possible to remove the screws and clean and lube the 2 bearings inside. The where the fault of my turbine freezing up. A new turbine is about $40 so it's worth the few minutes to open it up, clean and lube it.
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\015\012If the drive brush, the one with the long square extension, is broken, like mine was, the only thing I have found is to buy the whole brush block at Hoovers.com for about $27. I only need the one drive brush but can't find the part alone.
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\015\012For a diagram and parts list go here: http://vacuumcleanershop.com/Hoover/Hoover-model-F7412-900.htm
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