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Beater Bar works off and on
\015 The Vacuum runs, but the beater bar works off and on. It acts as if there is a short somewhere.\015
If all the settings are correct, then try to replace your belt(s). if you look at them, they will look fine. in reality the belt can stretch and the brush will not work as it should. Fyi : belts need to be replaced approx. 6-8 months reguardless of the way they look.
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I have an Electrolux Commercial Upright vacuum Model U129C. It has a device which turns off the motor driving the beater bar if something gets stuck in it. There is a simple reset button to restart the beater after clearing the obstruction. Just recently on flat dense low pile surfaces the switch cuts in after just a few seconds and turns the beater bar off. This doesn't happen on high pile carpet but the motor doesn't quite sound normal. There is no obstruction - the beater bar can spin freely
The motor is having a problem.There might be two reasons...either the coils inside it got heated up which will be needing rewinding or you can buy a new motor or there r capacitors attached sometimes u can make a check on that also if that's gone Kap ... Vacuums
I had a shoelace get stuck in the beater bar. I turned it off, tipped it over and untangled the shoelace from the beater bar. When I plugged it back in the vacuum ran but the beater bar was not turning and there wasn't any suction. Is there a reset switch for the beater bar? Thank you for your help, Janet
Hi Janet. there is a small reset button on the outside of the head next to the brush that you can push to get it to start spinning again. ... Dyson Ball DC24 Bagless Upright Vacuum
I ran my vacuum against an area rug that has strings around it and a few strings got caught up in the beater bar. Now, the beater bar does not function- the motor runs but the beater bar does not seem to be operating. I removed the strings from the bar.
Hi,\015\012\015\012There is a switch next to the main power switch on the handle which turns the brushbar on and off. When the beater bar becomes obstructed as in your case, there is a safety feature which cuts power to the beater bar. Al ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I purchased a Eureka C4910 last year and have a question that I am hoping you can answer. There are two motor actions with this vacuum, 1) the vacuum suction, and 2) the beater bar. The action of the beater bar is that motor is supposed to automatically shut off when the handle is in the complete vertical position assuming the vacuum is stationary, but then turn on when the handle is tilted toward the floor, assuming the vacuum is moving back and forth. The beater bar motor turn-on mechan
Good day!Normally when the motor is easily moved back and forth means that it have a proper lubrication,proper alignment and no clogs.When the motor and the belt is OK the problem could be on electrical wiring and switch ... Eureka C4910 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Have a Hoover model S3670 and the beater brush no longer spins. Have checked the beater belt and it is good, did find out that the light bulb in the unit was bad. Any suggestions on how to test the motor that drives the belt or determine the reason the beater brush is not working?
I usually test the motor with a cord with alligator clips on the wires, and attach them to the black and white wires on the motor ( remove the belt first ). A very common problem with this model was a short circuit developing in the short cord that r ... Hoover Vacuums
My Dyson DC17 beater bar motor works intermittedly. I have to almost whack it on the floor to turn it on and then shuts off again. I have checked the belt and it is fine, also have checked for blockages. The switch to turn the beater bar on or off will not work when the beater bar motor is off. the suction is fine though.
Buy a Kenmore for less money ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I have a Bissell 3920 and the beater bar only turns when I'm pulling the vacuum.How do you get the end caps off of the beater bar to clean it out? This has happened before when it was under warranty and I was told to remove caps and clean frequently.I am afraid prying them off will break the vacuum.It also has very low suction and I have cleaned the filters and the belt is fine.Will cleaning the inside of the beater bar fix my problem?
... Bissell 3920 Cyclonic Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum
I have a Panasonic MC-E3011 and it won't ****. I have checked all the pipes from the beater to the inlet at the dust bag, and they are both clear, pluss the air comming out of the vent at the bottom of the upright (above the beater) casing seems abnormally hot. I have allso checked the the belt and beater bar and they are functioning A1 OK.
... Panasonic MC-V7395 Vacuum
My dyson animal is hard to push on carpet - the beater bar is still operational. When I turn off the beater bar and run the vacuum on hardwood the beater bar stops moving, but it still ''rolls'' on the hardwood - it doesn't pull up like it used to. It also seems to not be picking up as well as it used to, although no blockages are present and the filter is clean.
... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Windtunnel first one used 6 times beater bar stopped working, took apart cleaned and belt was fine. this one had a reset switch for beater bar. had insurance at best buy so returned for a new one. used 2x beater bar not working and not dirty, no reset switch on this one., now back to the store for another? i don't even want the same one. I wonder how many they are gonna give me. This seems to be a common occurance.
Sorry, you feel like that. I have rentals and 6 windtunnel's (I prefer the bagged ones) and have never had a problem such as you have described. I think Hoover makes a great vacuum. ... Hoover U6630-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
I have a dyson DC28 vacuum and the power button flashes on and off and the beater bar quit turning. I turned it over and found some string caught on the beater bar which I removed, but the beater bar still does'nt turn and the power button still flashes on and off. I hope you can give me a solution to this problem.
I had the same symptom with my wife's DC28. The problem was associated with the cam driven height adjustment mechanism. The beater bar must rock freely up and down when pressing on the tabs that the end cam lobes actuate. On ours I found hair and cru ... Dyson DC28 Animal Bagless Upright Vacuum
My beater bar makes a noise and has a crack in the motor on the beater bar and is discolored--me thinks I need a new motor for the beater bar
Sounds like you're right. New motors are available at your nearest Aerus Electrolux store. They used to charge the same amount for selling the motor and letting the buyer install it, or for installing it in the shop. Worth checking in to.\01 ... Electrolux UltraLux 2000 Bagged Canister Vacuum
The chrome plating on the handmixer beaters is pealing off. Is there a replacement for these beaters?
... Durabrand Vacuums
I have a central vac. and the beater bar, for the carpet is not turning. the vacuum still sucks but the beater bar doesn't turn. I checked the belt it is fine.
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Beater Bar I can't get the beater bar to stop...any suggestions?
Something may have come apart under the nozzle cover, you will have to take the cover off to see. Including a picture, maybe it will help.\015\012\015\012 ... Miele S184 Powerhouse Bagged Upright Vacuum
Beater bar Hi,I have a hoover windtunnel supreme. I am trying to remember how to get the beater bar to work after I used the attachments.
There may be a shutoff switch, located on the hood, that shuts off the agitator to permit bare floor cleaning. Return the switch to carpet mode. ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
The beater bar on my Kirby Generation 3 does not turn when it is on. I took it off and cleaned it but I am not sure which way to put beater bar back in. The ways I tried, it still doesn't work.
First - make sure that you are installing it right - see online manual HERE . If you still can not get it working right - issue new ticket and explain in more de ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Beater bar not moving. Is there a belt? My mom sucked up a sock and didn't know. So she kept vacumming and then smelled something rubbery burning. And then we found the sock and cleared it. Then the beater bar wouldn't move after that. How do I fix it.
Hello,The belt is broken or badly stretched and needs to be replaced. Here is a link to download a manual.Look for the "Download Manual" on the right side of page. Scroll down towards bottom of page and you'll see how to open it up to cha ... Eureka 4700A Maxima Bagless Upright Vacuum
Kirby Heritage II. Beater bar does not turn. One end rotates freely, but the other sticks, preventing the bar from rotating. No obvious means to disassemble the end of the bar. Is there a way to repair this, or does this require replacement of the beater bar? Did clean the front end assembly, and removed all hair, threads and similar obstructions.
The bearing is bad on the end that turns hard. You will need to purchase a new brush roll assembly. If the roller is older that 4 or 5 years, it should be changed anyway. The brush strips that scrub the carpet loose their strength after many years of ... Vacuums
When switching the vacuum (DC17 Animal) over to the hard surface setting (so the beater brush is not spinning), the vacuum shuts off. I cleaned the dust bin and checked the filter. I also cleared the beater brush of hair or debris that was wrapped around it. It still shuts off. Ideas? Thanks.
The drive belt has probably broken. You can get a replacement belt here:Dyson DC17 Belt ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Rug beater does not work, vacuum does I just was vacuuming the rug and it suddenly stopped, beater will not turn on.
The beater bar will turn itself off if something became lodged in the brushbar area - it turns itself off so that it doesn't cause any further damage. If this is the case, recline the machine, turn it on and press the gray button next to the red powe ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Model DC14 beater brush doesn't turn. belt from motor turns but doesn't turn beater brush belt from clutch . Is clutch bad??
You might need to replace both belts. You can get them here:DC14 Replacement Belts ... Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I have a canister with a beater bar which i love. I have sucked up a sock (or something) in the beater bar and it will not work. I can't get it open to check it out. We have misplaced the booklet that came with it.
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The beater on my miele S344 canister stops and the light on the vacuum head comes on. I have already cleaned inside the beater brush area. What else can I do?
... Miele Vacuums
Ratchet noise, beater will not turn, belt not broken, in carpet mode the Dyson d07 makes huge ratchet noise and the belt will not turn the beater brush.
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