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I have a Simplicity S24 canister vacuum. It's about 3 yrs. old. In the past year I have had it in the shop 4 times because when using the rug piece, the piece turns on & off, on & off. The actual vacuum doesn't... just the rug piece. I recently spent $65 on a new part, after spending countless dollars the other 3 times it was in the shop for this problem. I'm ready to buy another name vacuum altogether as I feel this vacuum is not worth the money that was spent on it. I'm very frustrated.
Repair shop has not fixed the problem? complain until they fix it properly. This is a pressure fault / jamming issue or slipping drive. Repair shop should have fixed it 1st time. ... Vacuums
Burned out The best way for me to describe the problem is to post reviews I made on Amazon.com, which is where I purchased them. ________________ Based on my past experience, I bought another 6 months ago. I live in a very tiny 2 room apartment and do not vacuum lots of dirt. I noticed this new vac getting very hot to the touch where the motor is located with only a few minutes of use. Today it just STOPPED. When I felt the canister, it was HOT. It obviously has burned out. Upon closer inspect
... Euro-Pro HEPA Shark EP238 Bagged Canister Vacuum
I have vax 1800 pet vacuum. It is picking up fine but very noisy. I have replaced the belt in the past and the noise started then. On looking at it closely today I noticed brushbar was getting worn where it slots in at the side so I suspect it wasn't fitted in properly after replacing the belt. Now in properly but still making terrible noise. There is a bit of a rubbing noise when brushbar moved round. Do you think the brushbar needs replaced? How do I lubricate the bearings to try that bef
Spray the end of the brush-bar were the bearings are with WD-40 if that solves the problem replace the bearing when it starts screeching.. ... Vacuums
Suction problem I have a Hoover Widepath Fold Away, 12 amp motor vacuum cleaner and the problem I am having is every time I vacuum, the vacuum gets clogged up with carpet. I am probably only able to do one stroke then it gets clogged and I have to stop and unclog it or it spits it out on the carpet. This is very frustrating and I don't get much vacuuming done. Please can you help me. Thank you. Gwen email is [email protected]
Get rid of the carpet its shredding and falling apart.no sence in vacuuming old rotten carpet.or try using a vacuum without a brush roller and just suction ... Hoover U8145-900 Savvy Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I bought a Bissell Poweredge Pet vacuum from target. There were no boxed products so I took it off the shelf. The instructions are in the clear filter, but I can't get the vacuum to release and let me get the instructions. How do I ge the instruction pamphlet out of the clear filter portion of the vacuum?
Hi,If you go to this website, http://www.bissell.com/poweredge-hard-floor-vacuum/ you can download a manual for you vacuum. Look on the right side of page for "downloadable documents and click on the manual.This will give you ... Bissell Vacuums
My vacuum get cloged
I can only comment on what I did: Ran very hot water down the hose and used a 4 foot 3/4 inch dowel rod to push the clog down to the end where it hooks onto the vacuum. It clogs frequently with pets, you just have to keep cleaning it out. ... Bissell CleanView 3596 Bagless Upright Vacuum
I can't get the vacuum to **** and can't get to the point of the clog. The pieces don't come off. Also need to know how to get the filter piece off the machine.
This link is for the manualhttp://www.dysonmedic.com/PDF%20docs/dyson_dc18_owners_manual.pdf ... Dyson DC18 all floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
The handle for my Eureka 5993 AVZ was getting very hot when used. Finally, the wires around the switch melted and now the vacuum will not work. What is wrong? Is the switch bad? The wires only melted in the immediate vicinity of the three-prong switch. Nothing else appears to be wrong; the vacuum worked fine when it was running - except for the handle getting hot. Thank you!
Try cleaning all...\015\012if have sam paoblem need replaced main motor.... ... Eureka 5893AVZ Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
My vacuum cleaner is making a loud squealing sound when I turn it on and the brush is turning. It gets louder while vacuuming the carpet. I tried to remove the bottom cover to see inside but, took out a bunch of screws and couldn't get the cover off.
... Kenmore Progressive Direct Drive 30912 Vacuum
Burning smell While using the vacuum, the running light will get dim. If I hold the handle at the point where the light gets dim the motor will start smoking. I can either raise or lower the handle and the light will brighten up and the vacuum will run fine. Any ideas???
Hi theres two things that could have made it start doing that 1 the whires have a short in it or 2 the motor has gon faulty. you might want to buy a new machine ... Bissell Lift-Off(R) Revolution(R) Turbo Upright Vacuum
FAN PROBLEM??? good morning! my vacuum smells like burnt rubber (fan perhaps) but I can't find how to get into main part of the vacuum. it's just very rounded with no latches or screws to get inside where the motor, belts and fans would be located. can you help me? thank you
There isn't any belts, and the fan wouldn't be rubber, so not sure what you are smelling. Maybe this picture will help you.\015\012\015\012 ... Bissell 6700 Butler Revolution Bagged Canister Vacuum
I purchased the SHARK cordless hand vacuum,18 volt SV779Z 14 from Walmart and mailed you its product registration on Nov.3,2010. As I was vacuuming my kitchen countertop ,there was a big bang and it stopped all suction. Walmart told me to get in touch with you since they did not have any more to exchange. I have the sales ticket and did register the product as mentioned before. I need to know what I can do to get a replacement since it was under guarantee. Thank you! Robert Schwarzenberger
... Euro-Pro Vacuums
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
Does anyone know where I can get a motor bearing for the 3595 upright vacuum. Called Bissell and they say I have to be an authorized dealer to get "internal" parts and called their "authorozed dealer" and they told me they cannot get the part and I needed a new motor...ridiculous! Anyone put a bearing on these and if so where did you get it from?
Bought the whole motor assembly for mine, no bearing only part available. THis vacuum now headed for its third motor. " $45 dollars is still cheaper than a new vacuum". That's what I said the first time... ... Bissell CleanView 3596 Bagless Upright Vacuum
My electrolux oxygen canister cuts on and off. I have to open and close the vacuum, or take the base of the hose off and then re-insert. I have to do all these things before it will start up again. I sometimes shake the hose around, then it will come back on. If I try to dust with the dust brush (like a lamp shade or shelf) and the suction pulls against the object, the vacuum goes off for awhile. Sometimes I'll have to reset the vacuum by unplugging the electric cord. I never get to finis
Maybe you should have taken it back to that shop, it appartently isn't fixed. I would have replace that board, don't believe in modifing, you usually end up with other problems, like you have. One thing to check is maybe you have a partial clog in ... Vacuums
I have a Eureka Altima vacuum cleaner that doesn't pick up very well. The suction seems fine but the brush roller doesn't seem to pick up from the top of the carpet. When you lower the height of the vacuum the belt rubs and smells horribly. How can I get the vacuum to pick up better?
That means that you need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need to replace and the manual which has instructions:Eureka Altima ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum
Have Dyson DC 14. When tilt to vacuum, the handle and coiled hose comes away from the unit. The problem started when the little purple ridged curved part on front of vacuum cleaner right below handle came loose and a spring fell out from somewhere--don't know where. I pushed on the purple ridge part and it snapped back on. Now, can't get it loose again, don't know where the spring goes, and handle still comes loose from vacuum.
I'm not positive whether or not this is the wand handle because there are several versions of the DC14. However the device the locks and unlocks the wand in place is pretty similar between all the versions.The first picture is the wand re ... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Roller brush does not rotate if there is a belt I can't open that part of the vacuum to look. Vacuum is new but I vacuumed a string that caused the brush to stall for a moment. I could smell like when a belt gets hot or burns it's a surfacemax 300.
You need to replace the belt. Replacement Vacuum Belts ... Vacuums
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
Manual A friend of mine just cleaned out her garage and gave me a Westinghouse WST1600 vacuum that was rarely used. I purchased new #25 fuses and have had the battery pack plugged in for over 10 hours and when I put in into the vacuum and press the on button a green light flashes, but the motor does not start. Can I get this vacuum to work?
Here is a copy of the manual for your vacuumwww.thinkvacuums.com/pdf/uprights/Westinghouse-WST1600A.pdfWhat could be the problem is the battery could be shot after not being used for so many years that the life of the battery ... Westinghouse WST1600 Upright 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
I was vacuuming and noticed that the bag needed changing. the red light with the ! inside the triangle also came on. When the bag was changed, the vacuum would not restart. The red light came on. Tried the reset button but nothing happened. Tried unplugging and re-plugging in and nothing happened. Replaced all the filters and still it wouldh't start. So I brought it downstairs and tried one more time to get it to start. it worked! Is there something wrong with the vacuum cleaner? Was it overheat
It was overheated that is why it worked downstairs after cooling off. ... Miele S548 Bagged Canister Vacuum
Vacuum smells I have a 6 year old rainbow vacuum model E and it smells terrible everytime I use it. Probably because often times i don't remove the water basin after vacuuming and just let it sit. It's my own fault however now I don't know what to do to get rid of this terrible smell. I've water cleaned the hepa filter, not able to remove the separator screw to clean. Can you give me some suggestions?
In addition to vinegar, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is also an excellent remedy for many odour problems. Try generously sprinkling baking soda on a rug you wish to clean, and afterwards, vacuum up the spot. Rugs, and dirt ... Vacuums
When we turn on the vacuum, the canister falls open. The clips holding the canister in place do not seem to hold the canister tightly which I'm sure that it did in the past. The clips do not look bent, but every time we turn on the vacuum the intense pressure blows the canister open only remaining attached the the rest of the vacuum by one clip
Check filter and make sure it is kept clean at regular intervals. Possibly worn out clip retainers on cannister side due to excessive pressure build up. Do not force closure unless pressure is back to normal. May crack cannister or damage unit beyond ... Hayden Industries SuperVac 6000 Central System Vacuum