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Hoover WindTunnel Canister: Roller brush motor not turning

\015 Hoover WindTunnel Canister model S3639: I replaced the belt for the roller brush but the motor that powers it doesn't appear to working. The motor's spindle doesn't turn (and there's no smoke or burning smell). The power cord from the handle to the power nozzle is plugged in tightly because the light in the power nozzle works. Does this model have a record of faulty roller brush motors? I'm not about to start replacing parts unless I know what the problem is.\015\012\015\012\015\012Jim, New Bern NC\015

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These motors have a fuse incorporated in the field winding and it sounds like that blew. These motors sometimes overheat at the front bearing and the bearing will melt into the plastic housing. This will cause the fuse to blow. It sounds like that's your problem. You can remove the motor by removing the three screws on the bottom of the powerhead and then check the front bearing for any bubbling or blistering in the plastic housing. The shaft of the motor should turn easily.
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