Having problems with your Hoover Vacuums ?

The brush only rolls when I pull back on the vacuum

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The belt is probably stretched and not turning against the resistance of the carpet. If you haven't changed your belt recently I would try that. You didn't specify your model, but you can find Hoover belts here:

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The brush only rolls when I pull back on the vacuum

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