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My wife and I own a three-year-old Hoover U6434-900 self-propelled "Wind Tunnel" upright vacuum cleaner. The problem is that, even on the highest setting (front-end as high as possible), it gets bogged-down in even shallow pile carpet to the point that the brush stops.
I've cleaned the machine thoroughly, pulling hair, thread, dental floss and such from the brush (and everywhere else), including unscrewing the brush end caps and pulling out the cat hair mats which formed in there.
Check to see if the V belt sits too deep in the brushroll groove, if it sits too deep you will need to replace the brushroll. the top of the belt should be about flush with the brushroll. also you have to take the screws out of the self propelled unit for the top hood to come off and give you access to the tensioning system and the height adjustment. let me know if you need further assistance
It sounds like the torque from the brush motor is low, or is the belt slipping when it meets the carpet? A good induction motor should try harder the more resistance it meets, it draws more current. Your motor may be weak from shorted turns in the windings or have poor brushes if its brush fed commutator, or a dirty commutator with carbon from the brushes which reduces the current or field strength by "combining" winding loops at the commutator (copper segmented ring the brushes connect to) thru carbon build up.
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Folks, My wife and I own a three-year-old Hoover U6434-900 self-propelled "Wind Tunnel" upright vacuum cleaner. The problem is that, even on the highest setting (front-end as high as possible), it gets bogged-down in even shallow pile carpet to the point that the brush stops. I've cleaned the machine thoroughly, pulling hair, thread, dental floss and such from the brush (and everywhere else), including unscrewing the brush end caps and pulling out the cat hair mats which formed in there.
Check to see if the V belt sits too deep in the brushroll groove, if it sits too deep you will need to replace the brushroll. the top of the belt should be about flush with the brushroll. also you have to take the screws out of the self propelled uni ... Vacuums
Last night as I was vacuuming, I noticed that the belt stop indicator light was on. I pulled out the hair that had gotten tangled around the brush in hopes of solving the problem. It didn't change things. I then unscrewed the entire bottom piece to take out the brush roller. I removed hair from the end piece of the brush roller and reattached the belt; however, I cannot figure out where the microchip is supposed to go so that I can reassemble the base piece by screwing it back together. It seems
Not sure what you mean when you refer to a "microchip" but maybe it is a sensor that works with the belt.\015\012Anyway, if you Google the make and model number of your vacuum you can probably get an exploded view or owners manual that might indicate ... Vacuums
Carpet cleaning brush noise. When put in carpet cleaning mode, a loud noise comes from the brush bar area. We see no visible obstructions and have cleared threads and hair.
It's likely that one of the brush roll bearings has worn out. This is not uncommon. I think you'll find that you have to replace both the brush roll and the sole plate at the same time. Dyson sell them together as a kit. ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Brush Roll belt stops turning durring vacuuming on WindTunnel self-propelled, v belt is a little loose with handle down. Tensioning roll is engaged OK, but fully at the end of its travel. Replaced belts flat and v, but still stops turning even on high carpet setting when vacuuming. Carpet setting and height adjustment appears to be working OK, roll is clean and turns easily when out. Also turns easily until it engages the carpet. Self propel function works just fine.
... Hoover U6485900 Bagged Upright Vacuum
The vacuum cleaner does not pick up anything from carpet. It does not even pick up pieces of thread laying on carpet. On tile floors it blows dirt away instead of picking it up. I've tried all the settings on the brush and nothing works. It has done this since new
Sounds like there is a clog..\015\012\015\012Usually its in the hose - look closely.. Stretch the hose out straight and look in there good..\015\012\015\012Or a clog could be in the vac close to where the hose conects to the v ... Hoover U5269910 Bagless Upright Vacuum
I have a Bissell Powersteamer Pro Deluxe, Model 8804 shampooer. I got this bright idea to take the brush off as it was full of hair and debree. Upon putting it back on it appears I'm not getting the brush on properly. Does the belt go around the end with the grooves? Also do the grooves go on the right or left side? From my view point I am looking at the machine with it lying on it's back and I am sitting on the floor looking at the bottom of machine. Sure hope I haven't confused you too m
... Bissell 1697-7 Powersteamer Pro Deluxe Vacuum
We are trying to replace the belt on the bissell 89q9 model. We purchased belt 8 and got in onto the brush however the brush doesn't spin anymore. Even trying to turn it by hand doesn't work. One end of the brush has a round end to slide in (clear end piece); however the other has a rectangular end to slide in (black end) so we don't even know how it ever turned. Any suggestions?
Remove the beater brush assy & remove the\015\012shaft & brgs that go through it 7 clean out the \015\012hair,fuss ect,so it will turn\015\012\015\012You need to take your vacuum apart once a year or more\015\012to clean ... Vacuums
Bissell proheat 2x 9200 series carpet cleaner. I need to remove the Brush Drive motor. However, this series has the gear end of the motor shaft poking out a hole on the left hand side. I removed the retaining washer and pin from the gear shaft. I need to get the gear off of the shaft in order to remove the motor. It's not budging. How do I remove the gear so I can pull the motor out of the unit? Thanks .
Chap, I wish someone had answered this. I'm having the exact same issue. ... Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright Deep Cleaner, Red Berends Vacuum
Water leak I just bought this steamer a few days ago, and already I am having problems, when I fill the water tank that your suppost to fill the water runs out before I even turn the machine on. I have tried using plugs to keep it from doing this just so I can shampoo my carpet, this seems to work to a point, considering the fact that there are two holes underneath close to the brushes and one just a little ways back from that location. Do you know if this is something that should have plugs or
If you just pruchased this, then it is under warranty, take it along with proof of purchase to a warranty repair shop and have them fix it. If water just runs out, then there may be a seal missing or a water line off. ... Eureka Atlantis 2595A Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum
I have a Royal 7910 extractor and even though I vacuum before cleaning the carpet, by black cocker spaniel's hair gets pulled into the plastic pick-up attachment and I cannot find an easy way to clean it out. I have tried taking the screws out to separate the halves, but it seems as though they might be glues together. I have run water from a sink sprayer though the openings with some degree of success, but it still is pretty cruddy. I have tried snaking pipe smokers pipe cleaners up the pick
One person wrote this in a review:\015\012Most home carpet extractors are very difficult to take apart for cleaning and maintenance. The Royal 7910 is the exception. No tools are needed to take the front housing off to clean out all the pet hai ... Royal CE7910 Wet/Dry Vacuum
Hoover Windtunnel U5750-900 Agitator brush is weak. It turns fine if I tilt the vacuum back, but it slows to almost 1/4 speed when it touches carpet, even on the highest carpet setting. I've replaced the agitator belt twice. The brush used to turn powerfully even on the lowest (Hard Floor) setting. Ideas? I should probably lube the agitator brush ball bearings, and re-check the belt, but, other than that, I'm stumped.
... Hoover U5750-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
Dirt devil vacuum cleaner--trouble vacuuming dirt and pet hair on carpeting --is the problem with the spinning brush which contacts the floor, not contacting the carpeting?? I thought (when I bought this vacuum) that the aforementioned brush was adjustable to various heights of carpeting. Sometimes, it seems like nothing is being vacuumed up --unless I have just put a new bag on the vacuum... Do I need or can I replace the spinning brush on the bottom of the vacuum so it kicks up and vacuums
Try replacing the belt. Rubber belts stretch out after about a year. ... Dirt Devil CE6100 Featherlite Upright Vacuum
Hoover WindTunnel S3765. The motor spins and the belt turns when I turn the brushes on, and the brushes will spin. The problem is that when I do this on carpet, the brushes stop spinning. As soon as I pull the "head" off the carpet, the brushes spin again. It's almost as if the vacuum suction is too great. I took the head apart and watched the motor turn the metal spindle that the belt rests on, and the belt turns as well.
The belt is stretched and needs replacement.(Belt # 38528036) . The brush is not turning against resistance. ... Hoover Vacuums
Carpet brush not rotating
Did you check the drive belt for the roller? If not do so, the smell was the belt drive burning up. ... Kenmore Vacuums
I have a roomba 551. Have cleaned and removed every bit of dirt and hair off it bu the brush cage won't close when the larger bush is put in. The cage will only click locked on one side, and the other side keeps hitting the brush and won't close. It's almost as if the bursh itself is not even, but this doesn't seem to be the case either. I've even tried removing the yellow rings, but makes no difference. Occasionally it runs fine, but most of the time the roomba just hobbles and clacks as i
Hi, had the same problem, it was like the main brush no longer fit into it's slot, so the brush cage would not latch. I discovered that the yellow bearing tip on the main brush twists off, and inside I found a lot of hair twisted around the pin. Th ... Vacuums
Henry brushes seem to catch in the carpet when pulling-will the brushes soften and make it easier to use as it makes the head bounce of the floor a bit when pulling making it harder work to vacuum?
There is a "see-saw" type switch on top of the cleaning head (the part that you push across the floor). This raises and lowers the brushes according to the type of floor you are vacuuming. Move this switch to the other postion and you will find that ... Henry Vacuums
Electrolux vacuum brush not turning problem: was vacuuming and rug got caught auto shut off kicked off power to brush. instead of hitting red button to restart brush I disconnected brush to vacuum some hair in Conner. after i reconnected the brush and hit the red button but no power to brush. Light won't even switch on. Hope you can help
Under the vacuum, there is a guard.\012remove the guard , either by 2 screws or by 2 clips.\012there is a belt under the guard.\012that is connected to the brush.\012the belt need to be replaced. ... Vacuums
I don't feel that the vac is close enough to the carpet anymore .. it's almost like I have to push the head down so it reached the carpet to roll the brush through it ... I've tried a friends vac and it shows nicely that you've just vacuumed the carpet .. heavy traffic areas are not getting pulled back up .. I have the short shag type carpet .. Thanks
Consider disassembling and cleaning your unit. Sometimes dirt and grit will build up, and when wiped away allow the moving parts to function better. Dysons are made to be broken down by the homeowner. A manual can be obtained here: http://www.manual ... Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Hoover windtunnel U6425-900 the brush roll is not turning. Both belts are in good shape, I cleaned the brush roll and it is free of debris, the setting is on carpet and the brush roll still will not turn. There is a "burning rubber" smell when you attempt to push the vaacum forward a few times. The small belt does not seem to be pulling properly but appears to be in good shape.
... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
Bissell pet hair eraser vac, beater brush stops spinning when on carpet of any length, belt is new, hose is securley attached and it will only spin like a carpet sweeper while on carpet?
... Bissell 3920 Bagless Upright Vacuum
Janome my lock overlocker 134d.some tips on changing cotton colour .it is such a pain to re-thread when i need to change colour even when i pull through the new cotton thread on the existing cotton thread.
Dc07 problem I have a dc07 cyclonic vaccum and like this model,however, for some reason,it has been very dificult to push and pull for the past month or so. i have completely cleaned the brush assembly,cleared any obstructions in the hoses,and, cleaned the filter.I also checked the belt tension,wich i thought was fine but to no avail.Be advised that the brush assembly is spinning and suction is excellent. It just feels like the brush drags along the carpeting. this is a great vacuum cleaner and
The dyson uses two belts, one from the motor to a clutch and then from the clutch to the brush roller, the belts that they use are not much better then any other belt ( those you should change yearly ) but you cant just change the belts you have to c ... Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic 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
I have a Dyson DC17 that has started making a loud noise when on carpet when the brush is engaged but not on hard wood when the brush is not turning. I have remove all the material (hair,lint, etc.) wrapped around the brush itself, but it is still making the noise
You need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need and a manual you can view which has instructions:\015\012\015\012Dyson DC17 Belt and Manual ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
No spin Vacuum's brush does not spin on (low) carpet unless switched to "high" but then roller does not pick up hair on carpet. Belts are in good condition. Maybe belts are loose?
Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=40485&thid=782631\015\012No spin\015\012Posted by erin_david on Jul 14, 2008\015\012Vacuum's brush does no ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum