Having problems with your Vacuums ?

Pfaff 1222e turns really tight, belts are not tight


Answers :

I the problem is identical to what I just repaired on a friend's Pfaaf
1222E the binding was caused by the factory applied grease. It had turned into a solid wax like material. I Used a solvent to remove it(carb cleaner) and then re lubricated all the bearing surfaces with 3 in 1 oil. All the plastic gliding surfaces were lubricated with a light grease designed for plastics that I saw at Grainger's She was very happy and her sewing machine works perfectly.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Vacuums

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Pfaff 1222e turns really tight, belts are not tight


I the problem is identical to what I just repaired on a friend's Pfaaf1222E the binding was caused by the factory applied grease. It had turned into a solid wax like material. I Used a solvent to remove it(carb cleaner) and then re lubricated a ... Vacuums

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

Both drive and slave belts are intact and tight on the Bissell ProHeat 2x. The brushes will not turn. When last turned on, there was a loud snap noise and something is broken in the power head drive train. Can we repair this or is there a service center near the Hastings, MI area? We need this fixed ASAP. Thank you.


Sounds likely you should take it in your drive gears might have a problem ... Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright Deep Cleaner, Red Berends Vacuum

MOST of the time, the brush will not turn. Sometimes it does when I mess with the carpet heighth knob. I really don't think that a belt is broken, otherwise it would never turn. Any ideas??


Hello,Since the brush turns when you tamper with the height knob, then you are right that the belt is not broken.If the brush turns at a height to the carpet, then there is a problem with the mechanism that is turning the brus ... Hoover U5780-900 Windtunnel Cyclonic Bagless UprightVacuum

Beater bar not spinning on my dyson animal DC14. Motor turns on and sounds good. My belt is not broken, and still tight on the bar. It looks like another possible belt or gear box between motor and bar. Can anyone please point me to next step?


... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I have a Miele S1721 Powerhouse upright vacuum. When the belt broke I took it into the shop (because when i tried to replace the belt, the tension was so tight I couldn't get it back together!!). When I got it home I DISCOVERED THAT THE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT DIDN'T WORK anymore. It seems like it's set really hight, because it no longer contacts and brushes the carpet. So it's now useless. I went back to the shop and the tech denied that there was anything wrong. (I didn't have the vac with me). No


Hi\015\012The Miele uprights (S170 and upwards) with the Powerhouse title are ALL Panasonic uprights which have been at one time sold in the UK. Therefore the upright may use TWO drive belts which need to be looked at: Take off the sole plate a ... Vacuums

The belt on the power nozzle is so tight that it is not turning and the power nozzle won't turn on when you press the handle


Possible bearing in the motor or brush roll is locked up. Check to see if the light comes on. If it does not, then you have an electrical problem but that is a separate problem from the belt being tight. Let us know if you need service....www.rainvac ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Pfaff Creative 1459. When trying to wind a bobbin, I do what I've always done, turn the small round "wheel" on the right, slide the bobbing into the little knob that keeps it in place and gently press the foot thing on the floor that should start the bobbing to winding. The bobbin does not turn at all causing a loud whirring sound and the needle goes up and down as if it were making stitches. I finally got some thread onto the bobbin but it is not smooth and looks like a spider. I really nee


... Vacuums

The vacuum sucks but the roller won't turn. The green light won't come on. The screws on the back are too tight to turn. We think it's the belt but are not sure. Can you verify? Thanks


... Sebo Felix Classic Bagged Upright Vacuum

Eureka TRUE HEPA Whirlwind Bagless same problem seems...roller just stopped...took everything apart and turned it on just in time to see belt melt...I was able to get the end caps off both sides at first and now can't seem to get the one side. Really love this vacuum! Don't want to have to part with it!


If you are able to remove one end cap, the brush roller shaft can be removed and the other bearing is exposed for examination and removal of the hair that probably is clogging it. After cleaning and reassembly the brush roller should rotate freely. C ... Eureka 2961AVZ Bagless Upright 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

Why is my making a really loud noise and smells burnt when I turn it on. I have a new belt on it.


Improper installation of belt can result in a loose or off center belt which will flap and make lots of noise. It can also result in the burning rubber smell. The belt is probably ruined now, and will need to be replaced again. Make sure new ones ... Sharp Vacuums

Vacuum problem i have a bissell total floor velocity and everytime i turn it on it makes this really loud noise like it's about to exploded. We changed the belt but that wasn't the problem and we just bought the vacuum a little over a year ago.


Check the brush roll, do the ends turn freely, if not, replace it. Could have a clog in the hose or the dirt inlet by the brush roll, the other could be a bad motor. ... Vacuums

The brush does not turn but the belt seems very tight. There is also suction at the top of the hose but no suction at the brush head. I have removed ever pat that I can tell that comes off. Any suggestions?


DC07s have two drive ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I have a Bissell Pro Heat 2X carpet cleaner and the brushes spin, then stop. I turn it off and when I re-start, the brushes do not spin until I push foreward. The it spins and stops again. Both belts are tight. The brushes spin if held above the carpet, but upon contact with carpet it stops. Same thing on a hard surface.


The reason for the brushes to stop when it is above any surface is there is a switch in the handle that stops the brushes so it dont burn your motor up it may have a faulty switch. ... Bissell Carpet Cleaner Powerbrush Deep Cleaner Vacuum

The brush doesn't rotate on the turbo tool. the belt on it isn't broken it just seems really stiff to turn by hand as well


The belt doesn't have to be broken to be bad. Even if it is stretched or worn it will not turn the brush roll properly. Here is the belt you need and the manual which has instructions: ... Dirt Devil Vision Turbo W/Bonus Upright Vacuum Vacuum

My vacuum makes a really loud noise when I turn it on. It was working and now it smells like something is burning. I check the belt- it looks ok.


The belt may look okay but it still can be stretched or worn and can be slipping on the motor shaft and thats why you have the burning smell. I would try changing the belt. Here is a link to the manual and a link to the belt you need: ... Bissell Vacuum - Momentum Cyclonic 1 ea Bagless Upright Vacuum

Replaced belt but isn't tight to turn roller - Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum


Are you sure that you have the right replacement belt? Here is a link to the belt you should have and the manual:Eureka 4870 Belt ... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

The vacuum sucks good, but the brush on the bottom wont turn, and the belt seems tight


Even tough the belt is intact it still might need to be replaced. Here is a replacement:Dyson DC14 Belt and Manual ... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Floor Attachment I took off my floor attachment, but now the belt seems to be off and I can't seem to get it back on right. I can't use the attachment and I don't know why it's so hard to figure this out. They say, just turn it to belt off, but when i turn it it lift's it up and can't line up with the belt off label. Then, when I turn it the other way, it's off. So I've been trying to pull it off so when it lines up with belt off, it's off. But the I turn it the other way and it's still off a


Try this,\015\012\015\012With the floor nozzle off the machine spin the belt lifter around until the red arrows match. If you look at the side that attaches to the vacuum you should be able to see the belt up on the hook. If is not on t ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

The gear that turns the dual brushes on my Bissell Spot Lifter 1716 seems to be stripped. The belt looks loose as well, but when I take the belt cover and the brush assembly out, the gear that turns the brushes is loose and appears to be stripped on the cogs. When I turn the machine on the belt turns the gear but the brushes just sit there an vibrate. They make an attempt to turn now and then but not much. Need to get a schematic or the parts so I can order the gear if it is available and th


... Bissell 1716 Spot Lifter PowerBrush Bagless Handheld 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

My Bissell Model 3760-4 is not working properly. The belt has been replaced (and checked 3 times), but the brush bar does not move when the brush motor button is on. The little metal turning piece that turns the belt is turnable with one's finger when the belt is off, but when we put it all back together and turn on the vacuum, the brush bar does not go around and the burning belt smell returns. The portable part of the machine works properly. It's the brush bar. It has been cleared of hair, etc


... Bissell Lift-Off(R) Revolution(R) Turbo Upright 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

Hi my proheat bissell 7901 stopped pumping water to the floor, but it pumps water from the hand hose. I read the manual and followed how to check belt and the flat belt on right side of shampooer is fine and I turned on and it turns and so do the brushes at the bottom of the machine. I was reading online and I guess there's two belts on this machine? where can I find the other belt to see if it needs replacing. I guess it's a ribbed belt? that is the water pump belt?


Just taken ours apart with the same problem... found it was caused by the 2 halves of the main casing coming apart in the area where the upright pedal release is. I found this to be due to the upper casing having broken in 2 places - the bottom of th ... Bissell 7901-1 ProHeat Scotchgard Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.mictaservice.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.0962 seconds