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Thanks for your question!I'm sorry that you haven't received an answer yet.The response rate on FixYa FREE questions is usually over 80%, but sometimes questions go un-answered when:1. the question is unclear, incomplete, or poorly ... Vacuums

The vacuum won't start. I used it for about an hour and then turned it off and when I went to turn it back on ..there was no response. I cleaned every compartment on the machine and it's still not working. I also tried using a different outlet in the house. I've waited 24 hours thinking maybe it might have been just the vacuum over heating, but it's still not working.

I had the same problem and after removing the large round filter and cleaning it, (waiting 12 hrs to dry) it started.... ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

My eureka vacuum won't suction and starts to smoke when I try to use it. It sounds like it is suctioning when I first turn it on, but after about 20 seconds it begins to smell like burning and does not suction at all. I have tried cleaning and unclogging the filter and everything. It's bagless so I don't need a new bag.

The problem is that your belt is stretched and worn. This causes that burning smell and it also causes the vacuum to not pick up well. You need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need and the manual with instructions: ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

When I try to turn on my DC14 vacuum, it won't stay started. I have to hold down the power button while I vacuum. I have checked for clogs and cleaned the filters, still no luck. Any suggestions?

It just needs a new switch under the "on" button...take it in for service it's worth it! ... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

The breaker on the vacuum trips after about 3 seconds on. The canister was extremely full and started to smell like burnt wood, we fully cleaned out the unit. Now when the vacuum is turned on, the motor sounds weak, and then turns off in a matter of seconds,and we have to reset the breaker on the vacuum to get it to start again for another few seconds.

This sounds indicative of a worn set of carbon brushes on a dieing motor for a central vac. the armature is ,likely damaged causing teh breaker to blow. Please post back with more details as to make and model. Do not atempt to run the vac ... Vacuums

Twin clean electrolux vacuum turned off by itself...one of the filters was packed with dirt...I cleaned it and rotated the filter; but vacuum will not turn on....Still under warranty..

May have blown a fuse, well since its covered by warranty its best to use the warranty isntead of going inside yourself. ... Electrolux Vacuums

My Hoover Whisper Cyclonic is collecting the dirt but not taking it into the cylinder. The brushes were at one point starting and stoping due to the belt periodically turning,now the brushes are turning and the dirt just collects and I'm starting to smell a an oder like rubber burning.I've taken it apart and tried to make sure the is no clog. The one hose that I can't check is in the back right base, above and left of the right back wheel.

... Hoover U5753-900 WindTunnel Bagless 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

I have a Kenmore Elegance Vacuum with Dirt Sensor, Model # 116.30750400C, Serial number M41901532. When vacuuming the carpet the power head will work for 3-6 mins then automatically shut off, power is still there and lights work but the power head motor turns off and the suction stops. I will turn it off and on, check the outlet, flick the on off buttons...nothing. I will turn it off for a couple minutes and it turns back on and runs like normal. I've check the bags, filters, cleaned the hos

It is an electrical problem in the handle, if you can or know somebody that has any fix it ability it can be fixed in about ten minutes. Oh, and Sears SUCKS!! ... Kenmore 34612 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Hi, There is a high pitched whirring sound coming from lower part of the vacuum. When I tilt it toward me (while standing in the normal vacuuming stance) the sound sometimes lessens for a minute or so. I have tried the following things: -cleaned the two sponge filters -emptied the dirt receptacle -removed the roller and cleaned it -cleaned the brushes -the belt is not ragged and does not seem floppy -checked all of the airways for clogs (including removing the wheel base) Can you help?

Your looking for some dirt stuck in some thing you didn't check yet. with the roller out and the belt out of the way run it to see if it still makes the noise. if it does then you looking at the impeller or the motor bearing themselfs those bearin ... Bissell 3750 Lift Off Bagless Upright Vacuum

My lovely IRobot vacuum Roomba560 teases at the moment. When it has vacuumed in approx. 15 minutes it stops and when I try to turn the lights, it shows red light vith text clean. I have cleaned everything that can be cleaned. When it is fully charged again it all repeats. Could it be the battery that need replacement? Sincerely, Tom and Annette Haspang

Yes, sounds like you need a new battery, they cost about$70 for an IRobot one or you can get them cheaper - do a Google search\012 ... iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

I have a Eureka Upright vacuum (4800 Series). When I try to start it by turning the switch on, it wont. For few days, I was able to get around this problem by repeatedly turning the switch on and off until it turned on but that does not work any more. Could it be something related to the switch it self or the power cable. My wife mentioned that one of my kids might have pulled the power cable too hard (at the back of the vacuum). Any help to solve this problem will be very much appreciated. Tha

... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

My lux 7000 has a new bag but when i start to use it with the power unit or without the unit shut's it self off i can reset the lites or the motor if you will by clicking the on off switch 4or 5 times and i'm ready to go again untill you start to work and off it goes you can repeat the switch thing as long as u want, it just won't let u vacuum ,it turn's it self off .I blew it all out but found nothing in it. if u don't try to vacuum it will run as long as u want to listen to it. Can you

Have you replace the afterfilter? It may also cause this if rather dirty. It's located under the tool caddy/air diffuser on the back half of the machine.\015\012Try this: Disconnect hose, turn on vacuum. Does it continue running? If so, pl ... Electrolux Lux 7000 Bagged Canister Vacuum

I forgot to replace the vacuum cleaning bag in my Hoover Wind Tunnel Supreme Mach 3.3! It overheated and turned off. I spent all afternoon cleaning the dirt out of the inside, filters, etc. It still overheats when used over 1 minute. Do I need to buy a new vacuum?

... Vacuums

G5 vacuum won't start (turn on) when I try to use the accessory hose. It starts (works fine) when using the regular floor brush for vacuuming.

... Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

The vacuum stopped working when i was vacuuming. The bag had a hole in it so all the dirt and stuff where clogging the filters. I cleaned them and put a new bag in but it will not turn back on. So I want to take it apart to see if there is more dirt on the inside,

... Fuller Brush FB-PT2 Vacuum

My wife and I own 6 IRobots: 1 Scuba 1 Dirt Dog 4 House cleaning vacume models All of them are not working, so I decided to try and solve the problems with two of them: One is a dirt dog and the other a house cleaning vacume Rumba. Given: Battery is fully charged Reaction: I start both of them. They run for about 2 to 3 seconds They come to an abrupt stop as if there is a rock in the gears. Help

Both of them have identical issues? Can you please provide the actual part number of them? It should be on the bottom or inside the battery area somewhere.ThanksTim ... iRobot 1100 Dirt Dog Bagless Robotic Vacuum

Hi. I borrowed my friend's Hoover VC340 to clean my house. I was vacuuming when i noticed the cannister was full, so I turned the vacuum off, pulled out the barrell, and followed the instructions on the barrell to empty it. I put it back into the machine, but it wont turn back on. I tried different power outlets, but to no avail. any thoughts?

... Vacuums

I have a Kenmore Progressive upright model 216-37100800. It is only around 1.5 years old. My wife said that one day after she plugged it and turned it on, it whirred up but then shut off. Since then it will not start. I have noticed that right after I plug it in, if I try to turn it on, the first yellow light in the series of dirt sensor lights turns on then shuts off. After that the light will not light up on pressing the power button, unless I unplug it and plug it back in again. I have seen o

... Kenmore 25512/ 25513 Progressive Canister Vacuum

Engine troubles I have a 1975 4x4 GMC full size van. The motor is a 350 cid small block on propane. The thing hadn't been running in 5 years and when I tuned it up I changed vacuum advance pod on HEI distributor and hooked to a better vacuum and now the hotter it gets the faster it idols and when I try and turn the timing back, it starts hard. Wondering if vacuum is too strong or what is up?

I haven't fixed it yet but I think I might have a solution for it. From the factory this thing had a 4 barrel carb and they put an equivalent size atomizer in it for the propane and over the years someone omitted the EGR system in it and propane is a ... Vacuums

We have a Bissell Power Clean vacuum, Model# 92L3P. A few days ago the vacuum started revving extremely high. We still have suction, but the RPMs sound like they're through the roof. At first the problem was sporadic, but now it's consistent every time the vacuum is turned on.

... Bissell Vacuums

Kenmore Quick clean MICRON 12 amp vacuum cleaner worked. I turned it off and was going to turn it back on and now it will not turn back on. Do they have a re-start button and if so where would I find it?

... Kenmore Quick Clean 30012 Vacuum

When i turn on vacuum it spreads the dirt i am trying to pick up all over the floor, then a need to revacuum the floor. Pls help.

Sounds like you need to change bag and clean out hose and dirt channel underneatch behind brushroll. ... Eureka 4700A Maxima Bagless Upright Vacuum

My Dirt Devil Vibe bagless vacuum started giving off a burning smell. The brush roller was jammed with hair. I immediately shut it off and cut the hair out of the rollers with scissors until it turned freely. When I turned it back on, the smell was gone but there's no suction now. Did I ruin the belt or something else?

It's more likely there's a clog in the hose somewhere, possibly where it connects to the power nozzle. Detach hose and check the PN. \015\012If there's no clog in the PN, detach hose completely from machine and try to drop a marble or coin th ... Windsor SR12 Sensor Bagged Upright Vacuum

I have had my Bissell 6591-X for 2 years. I hate it! No matter what I do all the fuzz, hair, whatever fills up around the upper filter before it even starts to deposit in the cup. It has done this ever since I bought it. No matter how much I take it apart, clean it, clean filters, empty the cup, nothing does any good. I spill more dirt onto the vacuum and floor than ever gets in the cup. I will never buy another Bissell.

Sure your not over filling it ? ... Bissell Vacuums
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