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Rotating front brush will not turn - Vacuums
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Stopped running My mother's Oreck vacuum sound as if there was something bogging the rotating brush down. I pulled the bottom cover off and found nothing wrapped around or restricting the brush. I tried to finish vacuuming with the problem then I turned it off to move a chair and turned it back on it would do nothing. Any suggestions as to what could be causing the vacuum to sound as if the rotating brush is being restricted from turning. There was not odor of burning as if the motor was in a bi
Orecks have a plastic fan inside and everything you pick up hits it, sometimes things can get stuck in there or break the fan locking up the motor. With the machine off, poke around where the dirt goes into the motor, behind the roller and see if you ... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum
Now that I just fixed my Lux Legacy canister vacuum, I need help on my other Electrolux Regency Series upright! The vacuum works fine but the rotating brush does not work and the brush motor does not turn on. Tried cleaning the brush and hitting hte reset button to no avail. This upright has a triple setting switch and I checked the each of the wires seem to be attached. Tried rotating the brush by hand and it would not budge. Was going to "encourage" the brush to turn with a set of articula
There are a couple rectangular holes on the bottom of the power nozzle, beside the wheels. These have tabs in them that need released with a standard screwdriver. \015\012 ... Vacuums
Rotating front brush will not turn - Vacuums
That means that you need to replace the belt. You can get replacement belts here:Replacement vacuum belts ... Vacuums
I was vacuuming, and ran over an area rug with those tassle things on the end. the brush immediately stopped spinning. so i turned the vacuum off and un-tangled the brush. after replacing the brush and putting the assembly back together, the brush no longer rotates.
Did you smell something burning? You probably melted/broke the drive belt. ... Dyson Ball DC24 Bagless Upright Vacuum
Dyson dc07 The rotating brush on the bottom of my vacuum was filled with strings. I removed the brush by undoing all yellow plastic screws from plate. Removed all strings and replaced as best I could and it was hard to get the brush back in and the belt around it. I dont have my manual but it fits so it should be correct....? Right? No, not true, because when I turn it on and try to and vacuum (by lower canister with foot release) it makes that terrible ratching sound). Please help
The loud ratching is a warning to tell you that there is something stopping the roller bar from rotating this is a very common thing lay the machine on the floor front side down take off the bottom plate and just check the belt is in the centre of th ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
The brushes will not rotate on my hoover vacuum. the belts are in good shape, the motor is turning the vacuum motor, but the belt on the brushes seems loose. I ordered a replacement belt but still nothing. Their is a small "idler" but their dosent seem to be enough tension on the belt. Any ideas?
Did you order the correct size of belt? These are the belts you should have:Hoover Windtunnel Belts ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
My brush will not turn on my Bissell 6393 upright bagless vacuum... what is wrong? The belt broke and I replaced it twice... I now have 6 more replacements but the brush still won't rotate. Do I have to get a new brush?
This type of plastic brush roll fails pretty frequently. Hair and other debis gets jammed in the end caps. The hair and debris gets hot which in turn tends to melt the plastic end caps. Remove your brush roll, hold the ends with your fingers and try ... Vacuums
I have a minuteman c37115-14 MPV14 vacuum. When I turn it on the brush will rotate for a second or two and then it stops. The light indicates "brush is blocked". Any idea what my problem is? TY Mark
Check your brush roll for string (from the carpet) or other debris in and or around the bearings on the ends of the brush roll. Or check your brush height. If you have the brush too low/close to the floor it drags the brush down, telling the circut b ... Vacuums
My purple Dyson Animal (without the ball) isn't working correctly. When I turn it on, the red power light, as well as the medium pile buttons flashes. When I first turn it on, the brush rotates for 3 to 5 seconds, then once I start moving the vacuum, it stops and that's when the lights start flashing. I've checked the filters, they are dry and installed correctly. What could be the problem?
I need help repairing my Dyson. I cannot push the buttons down to select Short pile/Medium pile or bare floor. The buttons will not push down at all. It will not allow me to select anything. I have very short pile carpet so it does not pick up that w ... Dyson DC28 Animal Bagless Upright Vacuum
The cleaning brush does not rotate. If I remove it and turn the vacuum on, the black "gear" does not turn either.
Sounds as if you need to replace the brush belt.Jim ... Dyson DC25 All Floors Bagless Upright Vacuum
Windtunnel dual v vacuum cleaner brushes do not rotate when the vacuum cleaner is turned on
When you turn this model on, the only way to have the brushes turn is to move the brush control switch to on and then tilt the handle back. if all of this is ok but they do ot spin then check to see if you can turn them by hand with the machine off a ... Vacuums
For some reason, when I tried to put the floor vacuum attachment back on and vacuum the carpet, I realized that the belt was not engaging. the belt is in there and not broken, but it is not turning the beater brush. it is just hanging loose around the brush. When I turn the wheel to engage the brush, it picks the belt up, but when I attach the vacuum to the attachment, the brush is just not turning.
... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum
My Dyson Blueprint bagless rollerball vacuum brush refuses to turn every so often. Everything is connected properly, nothing is clogged in the brush, the vacuum power is turned on and then the brush bar control is released, but the brush still does not turn.
... Dyson Vacuums
When I turn on the rotating brush the vacuum makes a horrible sound. How do i fix it?
Ok, after long call with thech support I found it is bad bearings in the roller brush. So that needs replaced. ... Bissell Upright Vacuum - The Pet Hair Eraser 1 ea Vacuum
Rotating brush will not turn om Vax Mach Air - VAX Appliances Vax X5 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
... VAX Appliances Vax X5 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Vacuum turns on but the brush is not rotating
Most likely a problem with the drive belt or the beater brush.\015\012Either the drive belt is broken or the beater brush is frozen due to debris.\015\012If you can not turn the beater brush by hand, it should be removed and cleaned well. The ends o ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum
Brush does not rotate when vacuum is turned on
Is syour belt broken? Plese check it.\015\012\015\012thanks ... Electrolux Oxygen 3 Upright Vacuum Cleaner - EL5035 Vacuum
I just accidently vacuumed over a bag, realized what had happened and pulled it out before it got stuck further into the head of my Hoover Wide Path. I shut the machine off, and when I turned it back on the brush won't rotate. Anything I can do?
IS THERE A RESET BUTTON ON THE MACHINE? SOME OF THE MATERIAL FROM THE BAG MAY BE WOUND AROUND A PART OF THE BRUSH. ... Vacuums
The brushes on my new healthy home vacuum wont rotate when the machine is turned on how do i access the belt location
If you turn the vacuum over so you can see the brush roll, there is a brush cover that is held on by (4) screws. Remove those screws and the base plate cover will come off. With the base plate cover off you can access the roller brush an belt. If you ... Bissell 5770 Healthy Home Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
My Bissell series 65832 vacuum's rotating floor brush is making a really loud noise like its hitting something when ever I turn it on. Can you tell me how I can fix .
It probably needs a new belt, unplug the unit and find the screws that hold the cover where the belt it,remove them and look at the belt.Or it could have string or something wrapped around the brushes that would need to be cut out. ... Vacuums
Bissell proheat 2x carpet cleaner when the switch is turned on the brushes rotate fot 2 seconds then STOP ,, iIf I turn it off and on again ithe brushes will rotate for 2seconds and STOP again ?? brushes rotate for
Hey, sorry to hear you're having difficulty with the brushes. Here's a quick link to troubleshooting steps.\015\012http://www.bissell.com/FAQDetail.aspx?id ... Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright Deep Cleaner, Red Berends Vacuum
I have a Kirby G4 Vacuum Cleaner - MOdel G4 D. I have never had any problems or repairs done to it in the past ten plus years that I've had it. This is an upright vacuum. I was vacuuming the carpet floor and was not having any trouble at all. I switched the vacuum off and moved it into a different room. When I tried to turn on the vacuum, it would not turn on. I checked with different outlets, used both front attachment and hose attachment. Checked the front part of the motor/ spiral case. This
Hello,\015\012My educated guess is that it's either the switch or the power cord. Here are a couple of guides to help with diagnosis and repair...\015\012\015\012 ... Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Brush will not turn on on my Bissell Healthy home vacuum, the brush button is depressed and brush is clear. The vacuum motor works fine, just the brush will not turn on. Is there a part to replace?
... Bissell Healthy Home HEPA Bagless Upright Vacuum - Metallic Blue
4870 Boss Smartvac. The vacuum tipped over and now the brush control lever will not stay in the carpet position. I can't get the brush to turn unless I push down and hold the lever. As soon as I let up on the lever the brush stops turning. Any ideas. The vacuum is only a month old.
The Boss has a slide lever on the top of the power nozzle with two position choices. One position is "Carpet" and the other is "hard/bare Floor". The power nozzle brush roll is activated when the lever is in the Carpet position, and it is t ... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Brush roll belt stops turning when in position to vacuum. Does turn when vacuum is turned onto side. Belt is in tact, brush roll is fine. What's going on?
I think I know what the problem is with your machine. It's a rather lengthy repair, and I'll be happy to photograph it for you (like I do on most of my Fixya answers), but I'd like to know before doing all of that if you still need help, or if you' ... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum