Having problems with your Hoover U5194-900 Mach5 Multi-Chamber Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner Bagless Vacuum ?

My brush will not turn, and the brush control is stuck on "off"

\015 I changed the belts, but the brush roll still will not spin. Also, the brush control is stuck in the "Off" position. This seems to be a common problem with no solutions....?\015

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I have had problems with the belts on my Mach 5 overheating (smell of burning rubber) and also with the motor overheating and shutting down.
\015\012I learned the hard way that one of the issues might be that the roller/brush on the bottom of the unit has a metal bearing inside the roller/brush that can become clogged with hair (both human and pet hair) which effects performance of the unit.
\015\012It’s fairly easy to fix.
\015\012Lay the vacuum on the floor so that you can see the roller/brush. Then remove the phillip head screws that hold the protective plastic plate over the roller/brush. (There are about 6 screws that hold this plastic protective plate in place) Also, you will be removing the (1) screw that also holds the plastic plate over the belts. There are (2) belts that you can remove and when in doubt replace these (2) belts for around $9.00.
\015\012Once you have the protective plastic plate off that covers the roller/brush disconnect the belt is around the roller. Take the roller and cut off any hair that is wrapped around the roller. Next, grab the roller by each end and twist the ends caps and (1) of the ends will unscrew. Once you have unscrewed one of the ends remove any hair or dust that is trapped under this cap. (Be careful not to lose the small metal washer that sit on top of the bearing)You will notice under this cap is a metal bearing that can become clogged and jammed with hair. The hair should come out fairly easy and allow the brush to spin fairly easy once you have screwed the end caps back in place test that it spins freely. If it doesn’t spin freely replace the roller/brush with a new one for about $23.00.
\015\012When you put the belts back on the thick rubber one (Belt # 40201-271) has probably become stretched and should be replaced for about $3.00. The small diameter belt that goes over the roller/brush probably does not usually need to be replaced and does not usually fit very tight. I have heard that people will take the small roller/brush belt and turn it upside down to get a better fit.
\015\012I just did this on my Mach 5 and it runs like a new machine. I did end up replacing the roller/brush head.
\015\012Hopefully you will find this useful.
MY ROLLER WON''T SPIN EITHER, AND I FOUND IF YOU TURN THE MACHINE ON, THE BRUSH CONTROLLER SHOULD CHANGE.
\015\012I THINK I'LL TRY THE BELT INSIDE OUT CAUSE THE BELT SEEMS TOO LOOSE.
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