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It's most likely that the belt that drives the beater bar has failed. You will need a model number and a brand name to find a replacement for it. Most appliance stores that sell vacuum cleaners will have the part. They are all different sizes but most are about half an inch wide.
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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

My Hoover Platinum LiNX Cordless Stick Vacuum beater bar is not turning. After removing some clogged hair and items...the vacuum cleaner has suction, but the beater bar will not turn. What to do? The belt is still attached and will turn manually.

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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 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

The beater bar on my Dyson won't turn. The vacuum runs and suctions but the bar won't turn and the belt is not broke. The beater bar did get a carpet fiber caught and wrapped around it which stopped the bar and I removed the bar to cut the fiber loose and replaced it and now it won't turn

The belt doesn't have to be broken to make the vacuum not work correctly. If the belt is stretched the vacuum won't operate the way it is supposed to. You can get replacement Dyson Belts here: ... Vacuums

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

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While vacuuming my carpet, a corner of a throw blanket was sucked into the beater bar. I turned the vacuum off and was able to pull the corner of the throw blanket out without much resistence. I plugged the vacuum in and started it and now the beater bar isn't rotating.

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I have a Eureka Boss Power Plus and the beater bar is rolling, the belt is turning, but after vacuuming up around the litter box (not a lot of litter), when I turn the vacuum off, the litter, or even household dirt, falls out. When I hold the vacuum back to turn it off so that it doesn't fall on the floor, it's sitting in the cubby where the wheels are. The bag is empty, the hose is not plugged, the hose is securely fitted on both ends of the unit. This vacuum was purchased in July and is being

Even though the brush is spinning, you probably need to replace the belt because it is s ... Eureka 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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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.

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I have a dyson animal (purple) "the ball" vacuum and now when I push the button to turn off the beater bar it turns off my vacuum. Help?

There is a linkage between the on/off and the beater bar switch that probably has came loose or is broken. It also could be wires shorting out. ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I was cleaning the hair from the beater bar, and it popped out with the belt still attached...have tired to put it back in , but the beater bar will not rotate when the vacuum is turned on

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Again, I have a Bissel Model 3760-4. The same problem as everyone else. The beater bar will not turn. Took apart, nothing. Took to vacuum repair shop and they said it is not getting power to the motor to the beater bar. Seems like a fair number of folks are having this same issue. You would think Bissell would come up with a fix, if nothing else to save their reputation. Thanks Diane

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My vacuum's power light is flashing and the beater bar will no longer move. It does turn on and have suction, just no movement of the beater bar.

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I have a windtunnel 2 vacuum. It sucked up a cord that wrapped around the beater bar. Now the bar won't turn. There was no smoke or sign of something burning. The motor still runs and there is suction but no turning. We have it apart but nothing is obvious. What should I check?

Check the actual beater bar for movement. I have seen the plastic melting, and bearings seized under such circumstances. Also I am unsure by your question, but the motor that creates the vacuum (sucking) is different than the motor that spins your ... Vacuums

I can't get my vacuum cleaner to run. the beater bar doesn't turn. I've cut off hair and strings that have wound around the beater bar, but I can't figure out how to take off the bottom plastic thing.

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Beater bar on upright Kenmore Intuition vacuum will not turn.

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I have just purchased two (2) Electrolux Nimble vacuum cleaners. Not one, but both, straight out of the box, the beater bars will not run. It turns on, select carpet, and lower the handle, the red light to check beater bar/or filter lights up. You can reset the light by unplugging the unit, then plugging it back in, but with same results. Now the kicker, if you take out the handle, select carpet, lower the body by the carry handle, it will run and operate correctly, however, as soon as you r

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Motor is sparking and smells like burning rubber. When it first happened I thought the vacuum had something jamming the beater bar. That was the smell it had, like when the belt gets burned. But when we turned it over, it wasn't jamming. Took off the base plate and turned it on. The motor area is sparking and it makes a weird noise (I assume that is because the motor fails and restarts). I looked for loose wires, can't find any. I believe I need some sort of part replaced, maybe even a n

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Vacuum turns on and suction in hose works, beater bar won't turn

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