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My brushes are not spinning - Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub Upright Vacuum


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Hi There,

There could be several reasons why your brushes are not spinning. Here's a step by step diagnosis guide so that you may check to see first what is causing them to stop spinning.

If you diagnosis this and find that your turbine gear is broken, here's a link that will walk you through step by step on how to replace the turbine gear assembly:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4530769-diagnosis_fix_hoover_steamvacs_when

The Hoover SteamVac's are notorious for this exact problem. There \015\012are several things that can be causing this problem.

First, what \015\012you'll need to do is take the brush block out of the machine. To do this\015\012 there are 4 clips on the brush block. You will need to turn the machine\015\012 upside down, and pull down on the brush block to where it won't pull \015\012out any farther. There are 4 clips, 2 on top, and 2 on the rear of the \015\012brushes. (See picture I have \015\012circled one of the clips in red). Simply press these clips at the same \015\012time, and pull the brush block out of the machine. I'd say that 60% of \015\012the time that I see this problem, the main issue is that the brushes \015\012just need to be cleaned. If you have pets in the home, a lot of the time\015\012 the pet hair will just be lodged inside the brushes, will prevent them \015\012from spinning. Use a pressurized water hose with spray nozzle is ideal) \015\012and spray each brush with water to dislodge any pet hair. You should be \015\012able to get these brushes spinning when you spray them. Spray each brush\015\012 until the brushes are spinning pretty fast. Re-insert the brushes into \015\012the machine, and test to see if the cleaning has fixed your problem. If \015\012the cleaning still fails to fix the problem, take the brushes back out \015\012of the machine.

One you have the brushes out of the machine, the \015\012first thing you should look at the brush stem that goes into the turbine\015\012 inside the machine. This is the green pole pictured in middle of the \015\012brush block. Examine this pole to determine if the top of it has broken \015\012off. It should exactly how the picture shows it. Make sure that the \015\012plastic has not broken.

If the pole has broken, you will simply \015\012need to replace the brush block. If the pole is not damaged, the next \015\012thing to try is to turn the machine on while you have the brushes out. \015\012Look inside the machine, where the pole goes into the turbine (also \015\012important, make sure the switch for the brushes is turned to "Rotating \015\012Brush Speed Hi), this \015\012female receptacle should spin when the machine is turned on. It is \015\012important the try this when the foot pedal is released, and the handle \015\012down, and not in the upright position, as there is an internal switch \015\012that shuts the brushes off when the machine is in the upright position.

If\015\012 you notice that the female receptacle where the brush pole is inserted \015\012is spinning, then your turbine is fine. If this part is not spinning, \015\012then most likely you will need to replace your turbine.

I hope \015\012this helps you with your problem. If not, please feel free to request a \015\012repair clarification and I'd be happy to walk you through the \015\012diagnosing. I also can provide you with a blown up parts schematic to \015\012your machine, please just get the model number off the back of the \015\012machine and provide, and provide me with the full model number. I would \015\012be happy to provide any technical support \015\012you need, just request a clarification on the repair.



Chris\015\012 Jones
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