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Brushes seem to work okay, but not much suction
Check the hose carefully for clogs. Remove the hose if possible on your unit ans check where it attaches for clogs. Also, make sure the bag (if it has one) and all of the filters are ok.
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Brushes seem to work okay, but not much suction
Check the hose carefully for clogs. Remove the hose if possible on your unit ans check where it attaches for clogs. Also, make sure the bag (if it has one) and all of the filters are ok. ... Vacuums
No suction My vacuum does not seem to have much suction when in use. The agitator brush is rotating but I'm not able to get much off the carpet. The suction is fine when I use the attached wand.
If the belt is stretched, then it can't turn the brush rol under load, if you haven't chenged it in the last 6 months, then I would put a new one one. Also check the dirt inlet by the brush roll for a blockage. ... Riccar 8955 Upright Vacuum
I have a panasonic mc-ul975 vacuum that works great when working properly. the airflow through the canister seems to stops once the aero blast technology is done running which causes the vacuum to not function as it should (does not have as much suction and the hose/tool accessories do not work at all). if air is continually running through the canister everything seems fine. please help!
Hi there. In Panasonic vacuums, there is a thermostat protection on the motor. It will auto ... Panasonic MC-UL975 Upright Vacuum
Poor suction The actual sweeper seems to work ok, but the hose attachment has some suction but not enough to pick up things I think it should and not enough to make the power brush spin. I've checked everywhere I can for clogs, but I can't see anything. And there doesn't seem to be any way to check to hose itself for clogs. I've cleaned out the container and the filters, but there's still a problem.
Check the inlet down by the brush roll, make sure it is open, if it is then the hose itself must have a clog. If the hose comes off, drop something like a marble in one end and see it it comes out the other end, if it doesn't then you have a clog. ... Dirt Devil M1100009 Reaction Soft Touch Cyclonic Upright Vacuum Cleaner Vacuum
Have a Centralux Aerus about 5 years old. Don't see a model number. There is suction but beater brush quit working. Was using for a few minutes, shut it off for a few minutes, turned it back on and suction only. Tried the reset button also. Tried the sidekick attachment and it works fine. There was no smell like something was hot. Belt is fine. Are there any fuses or anything else to try? This vacuum cleaner has not really been used that much, it is hard to believe the motor would need replaced
There probably is a loose wire in the handle near the switch or a wire off near the swivel elbow near the vac power head. With the right fastener tool to remove some screws you can fix it yourself ... Electrolux Centralux Vacuum
My Dyson Animal has good suction and works fine for actually picking up dirt, but when I use the vacuum with the roller, I hear a grinding/rumbling noise. Its only when I use the vacuum with the brush rotating. It does not happen hen I shut the roller brush off. The belt is fine. I cannot figure out what is wrong as there are no clogs, debris, or foreign objects stuck in the brush or in the belt. The noise seems to be the only issue. The vacuum picks up fine. It just doesn't sound right a
Trace the path of the suction into the tank and see if there is anything loose or ingested.\015\012Also, remove the brush and clean as best you can. Perhaps there is something caught in it. Lubricate where it makes sense with some WD40. ... Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I have a DC17 animal vacuum and it is not picking up as well as it used to. It misses small particles on the floor. The hand held piece seems to work ok, but otherwise, it seems to not have as much suction. What should I do. It is only a little over a year old.
It could be that you need a new belt. Over time the belt stretches and wears and then it doesn't pick up well. Here is a link to the belt you need.Dyson DC1 ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
My kenmore vacuum model 116.36933502. It has no suction. I have cleaned out every spot,taken off the back and still nothing. The motor runs but doesnt seem to be at full power. The agitator brush works. When it broke i seemed to smell something and since it has no belt. Does this possibly have to motors?
... Kenmore Progressive Bagless Upright with Inteli-Clean SystemVacuum
I have Bissell ProHeat 2X 9300-M that I tried to use again today. Is does not dispense solution when turned to Floor Cleaning, when switched to Hose it seems to be working fine. Brushes and suction are working as well. Soap and water containers are full. I took off and replaced tanks, waited to prime the pump multiple times without success. Not sure what is going on.
Hi,Here is a tip that will give you all the information you need to fix your BissellProheat Vacuum Problem.Bissell Proheat Upright Wet/ ... Bissell ProHeat Turbo Deep Cleaner Upright Steam Vacuum
I cleaned out the hose and removed brush to clean and checked belt. Everything seems to work but will not pick up or suction on carpet. The hose is totally clear from clogs. I can see the floor from one end to the other. What am I missing that might be causing lack of suction?
Hi troupdavid,I see that your Vacuum is having issues with it suction, you mentioned that you took it a part to clean it, see steps below.\015\012\015\012Check if everything is inserted prope ... Hoover Tempo Widepath Upright Vacuum - Blue
The hose works great, but when I try to vacuum the carpet it doesnt work. The brush is turning, but I don't feel much suction. I checked for a clog and didn't see any.
You probably need the clutch replaced. This needs to be done every 1 to 2 years for most people ... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Brushes not working, rotating and not picking up. suction seems to be bad as well.
You might need a new belt. You can get a replacement belt here:Dyson DC17 Replacement Belt ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
My Dyson DC17 has lost suction on the wand and is not picking up dirt as it should. I have taken the small part at bottom of the machine off to see if there is a blockage--none that I can see. The flexible tube on wand is very tight and won't extend very much. Dyson sent me a new cyclonic part in April but the machine still doesn't seem to be working properly. My serial number is 260-us-d11545. Is there somewhere I can take my Dyson to get it fixed. I'm very frustrated with it. Thank you.
... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Dc 24 roller brush quit working....belt is okay & there are no obstructions on roller or in head compartment & suction at head is strong
Hi there, sometimes a stretched belt will hamper the vac. from picking up. he best way to test this is to turn the machine on, then carefully put you hand on the roller. If the belt is stretched the roller will stop turning when you apply pressure. ... Dyson Ball DC24 Bagless Upright Vacuum
I bought a G5 (w/ all the attachments) at a lawn sale. It works as in the motor seems to run fine and the brush head rotates, but.....there's no suction. Is there another button or lever I need to push/pull?
This link is for the manual it may help you.http://kirby.110mb.com/docs/kirby_sentria_manual.pdf ... Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum
My brushes on my hoover streamvac will not rotate. I removed and cleaned assuring that the filter was also cleaned. The only different thing I have done is to insert the upholstery attachment and removed it after use (didn't work so well) suction seemed weak. I am also noticing that there is air being blown out of sides where the dirty water container is. (don't recall that in the past).
... Hoover F5900-900 Upright Steam Vacuum
I have the Dyson animal upright vacuum. It's 2 years old and now it just isn't working as well as it once did. Suction seems to be lacking - it's not picking up pet hair or much else from the carpet. I have to go over the spot for a few minutes and still, the hair isn't picked up.
You might want to check and see if your cyclones are plugged with hair. this can happen and there is a great site to disassemble and clean the cyclone here: http://www.exonotes.com/content/node/4 ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
The brush roller stops turning and I can smell the belt burning, then it will catch and start working normal. I looked under the plate to check the belts and they looked okay and no hang ups of string or anything. The only thing that seemed weird was that the smaller belt that actually attaches and turns the roller is a bit loose. The larger belt is tight but looks like its the one that is burning and causing the smell.
Better to replace both belts the smaller one is stretched out thats whyits slipping ,be sure to clean the old rubber off the motor shaft before replacing the belts.it will cause the new belts to run unevevly and go bad before their time ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
My Kenmore canister model (116) 26212601 works in hard-surface mode (basic suction), but the brush won't spin for carpets, and when I try to turn it on, it makes a whiny sound and then turns off as it does when I need to press the overload button. I looked inside a bit, and the belt isn't broken--it seems fine. So not sure what the problem is. Thanks for any help.
... Kenmore 27815 Bagged Canister Vacuum
My model F5906-900 --- problem is the brushes have stoped working... I pulled the brush assembly out by holding the two tabs, and all seems clean and the brush assembly rotates easly... onced the brush assembly is removed. What I did notice is the female driver slot (found in the main assembly unit) that drives the brushes seems stuck..Is that normal when the machine is not hooked up to power? How can I get the brushed going??? it is a good machine, but the brush options is important too it's ab
(1) Assure the Brush Control on the hood is NOT set to the OFF position.\015\012(2) Remove the brush assembly by pulling/unlatching it from base on each side.\015\012(3) Does one of the brushes ... Hoover F5906-900 Upright Steam Vacuum
No Problems with suction on hoses, however brush area it seems to lose powe, and has little suction r
We had a similar problem with ours and had to finally take it to the repair shop. They informed us that we needed to replace our clutch and that you needed to do that every 2-3 years. It cost less than $100 and has been well worth it. ... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Brushes only work when Dust Bin is removed!! I have cleaned & cleaned this thing! It runs for about 2 mins & stops, says "Clean Brushes"! and now it's very noticeable it's not picking up well... but is picking up a bit. I take the dust bin out, and the brushes spin.... and it has much more power.... and is very clear it is working! But it's useless without the dust bin! LOL It's only 9 months old.... called customer service, but it was the one time it worked just fine! Of course, I thought I'
HI, If the brushes work , without the bin, the problem , the problem could be caused , due the failure at the bin lock mechanism. There is a sensor that checks if the BIN is connected properly or not. This problem is best resolved by getting ... iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic 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
I have a miele S4210 vacuum. It has a SAB100 accu nova battery brush which will not work. After charging the battery, light comes on saying not charged and now the power head brush won't turn. I had problems with my first powerhead so I purchased another and it worked for a short time and now I have the same problem again. I have four batteries I use interchangeably but nothing seems to work. I spent a fortune on this vacuum and to tell you the truth I hate it! Contacted Miele after 1st year of
... Miele S300 Bagged Canister Vacuum
Suction Problem I was vacuuming and stopped to empty the cannister. When I started vacuuming again - the suction wasn't working properly. The vacuum was just pushing stuff around the floor. I cleaned the hair out the brush on the bottom and it still isn't working. It was working fine before I emptied the tube :( I can't figure out what happened.Help!
Greetings from GoVacuum,\015\012\015\012I believe what may have happened is that your vacuum cleaner belt has either broken, or been stretched so far that ithe brushes are no longer spinning fast enough. \015\012\015\012Here' ... Vacuums