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Brush will only spin when slightly lifted off the floor. If all the way to the carpet it does not spin. Is this a belt issue?

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It does sound like the belt could be stretched -- may need replacing. Would also suggest cleaning the roller axles / bearings / housing and lubricating with machine oil. WD-40 works well for cleaning same.
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Brush will only spin when slightly lifted off the floor. If all the way to the carpet it does not spin. Is this a belt issue?

It does sound like the belt could be stretched -- may need replacing. Would also suggest cleaning the roller axles / bearings / housing and lubricating with machine oil. WD-40 works well for cleaning same.\015\012\015\012Charlie ... Vacuums

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

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

No spin Vacuum's brush does not spin on (low) carpet unless switched to "high" but then roller does not pick up hair on carpet. Belts are in good condition. Maybe belts are loose?

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Belts breaking/melting The original belt broke at almost 1 year so I replaced it. I changed the carpet setting to shag even though my carpet is very low pile to make it easier on the vacuum. I didn't get to use it but just a couple minutes and could already start smelling the new belt getting hot. I checked the roller and it is easy to spin. Not clogged with hair or dirt. Now the inside of the new belt has small pieces of rolled rubber instead of being smooth. The metal shaft that goes into the

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Bissell pet hair eraser vac, beater brush stops spinning when on carpet of any length, belt is new, hose is securley attached and it will only spin like a carpet sweeper while on carpet?

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Canister powerhead brush does not seem to spin when the carpet level adjustment is on any level other than "high". Could it be something as simple as needing a new belt and is there a difference in a regular belt as opposed to "whisper belt"?

The belt is worn/stretched to the point that it cannot take the load on low level setting due to more resistance against the carpet and there is also no signifagant difference between the two belts except for expecting a longer belt life from the whi ... Kenmore 25512/ 25513 Progressive Canister Vacuum

My floor brush stopped spinning, I cleaned everything out as per your directions in other posts and following the instructions in the manual. Now the floor brush wobbles and has a hard time spinning when upright. Looking at the end of the brush, opposite the drive belt, the bearing-type end that the brush spins on appears to be off-centered. Is there an easy way to fix this???

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Is this free? i have a bissell carpet cleaner and i cannot get the soap and water to come out. it will **** up the dirty water however. i just found the belt is broken but i can see no way of how to put a new one in. is a broken belt the reason no soap is coming out?

If it is the flat belt that broke, that is the pump belt, the pump can't work without it. To replace the belts, turn the unit over, remove the red holder, has one screw, pull it out, then the brush roll will come loose. You can replace the belts th ... Bissell Powersteamer 1694 Upright Vacuum

Brush roller spins until it touches the carpet, then stops. I have already replaced the belt and it continues to stop when it touches the carpet

Saw another answer saying to put electrical tape on the brush roller where the belt contacts it. I was thinking that the brush roller bearings have probably worn out, and the roller needs to be replaced. But electrical tape is a lot cheaper. ... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Does the epic 3500 have a belt? It seems that when running on the carpet setting, it is very noisy and is not picking up the way it should. When we run it on the floor setting, it sounds better, but the rolloer doesn't go around to fluff the carpet. What is wrong?

Yes, it does. It definitely sounds like a broken belt. And the noise would probably be due to the belt still being in the machine and hitting the motor shaft.\015\012Due to some difficulty in reassembling the powerhead and getting the belt to ... Electrolux Epic 3500 Vacuum

Brushes wotn spin,belt not broken,cog that drives the belt is not spinning.When I turn the brushes manually I can occaisionally feel it grabbing for a a brief second.Could the motor be bad? Is there a way to test the motor.Tahnks

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My Vaccuum Hoover U5763-900 wind tunnel Twin Chamber is barely used. Belt is in tact and agitator is not worn. Nothing clogged. Agitator spins fine off the ground or on hard surface or flat rug. Once on carpet, the agitator won't spin. Not sure why. I have taken it apart over and over again.

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The powerhead will turn until you touch it down on the carpet then the belt just spins (burning rubber smell). Is there supposed to be a fitting around the metal shaft opposite the powerhead or does the belt ride on the metal shaft?

That means that the belt is stretched and worn and needs to be replaced. Here is the belt you need and the manual which has instructions: ... Hoover U5753-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum

My Vaccuum is barely used. Belt is in tact and agitator is not worn. Nothing clogged. Agitator spins fine off the ground or on hard surface or flat rug. Once on carpet, the agitator won't spin. Not sure why. I have taken it apart over and over again.

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I have a brand new hoover canister s3755 and the beater brush will not turn on the carpet it spins fine as soon as you lift it slightly off of the floor, I can't imagine it is the belt as the mac

It's commonly the belt when they're new. More explained here:http://www.vacuummedic.com/blog/2012/10/09/my-brand-new-vacuum-doesnt-work/Call Hoover and complain, they'll likely send you a new one. The service centers will not ... Vacuums

I cannot seem to replace the beater bar on my Dyson - it seems to spin OK, but when I turn the vacuum back on and turn it to the 'Carpet" position, it makes a noise that is unbelievable. What's up with that? The belt is intact.

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On a plush carpet, the machine is not picking up correctly on any height setting. The agitator is sporadic in spinning. The agitator belt is brand new.

Replace the rubber belt that should fix it if not let me know ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

My vacuum's rug brush will not spin. the belts are fine and in place, but when i engage the carpet brush nothing happens. i looked under the bottom and there are no obstructions preventing the brush from opporating/

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Smell/suction I have a Eureka Altima Model 2991 Type AVZ. I have suction when I use the power paw and attachments. I have all hoses clear. My brush is spinning and belt is not broken (I opened it up and checked), but I have no suction when I turn it on to vacuum my living room carpet. I also have a burning smell to go with it after about 30 seconds. I've never had a problem with this vacuum cleaner before.

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My Dyson dc-07 makes a loud grinding noise only on the carpet setting.The belt seems to be fine,and the brush spins normally.Do I have a potential clutch or motor problem?

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Oreck xl commercial spits out dust on bare floor but work on carpet. It is about 15 years old. Bag has been changed. Brushes are spinning so belt is working. Started about 2 weeks ago. HELP!

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I want to brush the pile up on my carpet do I need a special attachment to do this??. I have shampood it and it still seems a bit flat. When I shampood no water/foam filled up in the front tray???I am sure I had attached everything correctly. The only thing I can think of is when I attach the brush and tray to the front of the machine, do I turn the handle back to the right way up, or do I leave it upside down, this is the one that picks up the belt.

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Hoover windtunnel - brushes spin fine when it's upside down but when it makes contact witht the carpet it stops completely. Is this the belts?

Your belt is stretch out get a new belt.but before you put the new belt on clean the motor shaft .theres usually burnt rubber left on the shaft.if you don't clean it off the new belt won't last very long.you can use a fine piece of emery cloth to tak ... Hoover Vacuums

Have a Hoover Model F5887-900 upright carpet cleaner. I am having issues with the attatchments. The brushes will not spin on the handheld attatchment and the solution trickles out. Any ideas? Thanks, Chuck

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