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Bad Motor I have purchased two of the Kenmore direct drive beltless systems with Progressive systems. The first died after a year, the vacuum motor start making a grinding noies. I pulled the side HEPA filter and could see a fine coating of graphite like dust. Took it to a vacuum repair shop. They said the brushes were going and thus the motor was shot. I liked the vacuum and bought a second, 1 year later the motor is making a slight noise that and removing the HEPA filter I find a slight metall

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That dust is from the carbon brushes on the motor. You may need to check them, and also clean out the motor compartment. A slight noise could be a motor bearing starting to go. Does the smell like rubber or electrical. If rubber, then the belt has stretched and needs to replaced. If electrical, then something is causing the motor to run hot, like a clogged filter, or it could be a motor going bad.
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Bad Motor I have purchased two of the Kenmore direct drive beltless systems with Progressive systems. The first died after a year, the vacuum motor start making a grinding noies. I pulled the side HEPA filter and could see a fine coating of graphite like dust. Took it to a vacuum repair shop. They said the brushes were going and thus the motor was shot. I liked the vacuum and bought a second, 1 year later the motor is making a slight noise that and removing the HEPA filter I find a slight metall

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I have a Eureka Contour model 2900 type A upright vacuum, the roller works fine nothing clogged, took it apart motor blade is free of debris, no suction from tube and blasts OUT air from the front HEPA filter location. New bag, New belt, nothing in hose.any clues as to why this can be happenning? Air should not be blasting out of the HEPA filter.

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I have a Kenmore 116.36932 (upright-bagless vacuum) that the motor protector by-pass valve has opened. I've clean out the area between the agitator brush where the flexible extension hose starts. There was some blockage there. I checked the rest of the system (extenstion hose, back filter area, pipe area to canister and area to side filter. I took the 2 filters out and the by-pass valve is still open. Where else could there be a blockage that I can take apart to clean and put back together

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Our vacuum bag was full and we keep on vacuuming. I believe some lent and hair got sucked into the vacuum motor. We've changed the bag and filters. Now the motor makes a loud noise especially when shutting off. what should we do?

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I'm not really a technician, but I used to sell Filter Queens and was taught how to maintain them, and have tackled "fixing" some problems. I am a 71 year old great-grandmother of 8, but have good health and am very active. The Filter Queen I have is r, usedeally old, and I have kept it up. Just this week, however, I turned it on and it had a noise which sounds like something might be loose in the motor. I have always been very careful to have a clean hepa filter to protect the motor, so I know

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I just bought this vacuum at a second hand store. My girlfriend told me to grab it as it such a quailty product. How ever I can't find a model number or anything else. I need a manual please. Does it take bags? Do I need to replace the filter or just wash the one I have? It is black and silver, cannister. It also says big gary's vacuum system warehouse in surry British Columbia, Canada. It also says to use filter pow-r-nozzle 96. I have no idea of the year.

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I was just using my Bosch 1450W bagged vacuum and all of a sudden, the motor just shut down. No warning, no problems. The light still turns on, but the motor is unresponsive. There is a clean bag and filter, and nothing caught in the front roller. The motor sounded fine - no shaking, or weird frequency variations. There were no weird smells, just a little bit of heat, but nothing beyond normal. I've had this thing for several years, and never had a bit of trouble with it. Any suggestions

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My Riccar 1700 will intermittently lose power while vacuuming. I have had the vacuum for 4 years and this is the second time that I have had this problem. The first time the authorized repairperson said the problem was a dirty hepa filter. The second time, the repairperson put on a "pig-tail"(?) and said that he did not have a shut-down problem when he tested the vacuum in the store. I just picked it up from the store today, brought it home and the same problem occurred within minutes.

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I bought an Electrolux Accelerator vacuum cleaner with a HEPA washable filter last year, and now it won't **** strongly. I think its the hose pipe. I clean the filter every time we use it. I am really frustrated! Any ideas?

Check the suction port it is probably stopped up or take the filter out and crank it up see what happens ... Vacuums

My Hoover Wind tunnel has even a cheaper on/off switch and now, you can't buy a new one. I used to go to their website which had a wonderful diagram of the 'guts' but now the only parts are the obvious ones, belts, filters etc....I have to vacuum twice a day and I should be the test person cause its on and off on and off, but now for a vacuum I purchased 3 years ago for over 200 bucks and I can't fix it myself really makes me made or do you know where I can get this part? help? if not, I will ne

Have you tried going to appliancezone.com? I go there when I need parts... ... Hoover Ultra U6430-900 WindTunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
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