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I purchased a brand new Eureka Pet vacuum, sorry don't know exact name but it the one that has the self cleaning duster on it. Last night I used the vacuum on my carpet, it was working fine until I accidently sucked up the corner of a scarf that was hanging off a couch. I shut the vacuum off, pulled out the scarf and and resumed vacuuming. Much to my dismay the suction on the vacuum had ceased. Can you tell me if there is a reset button on the vacuum? The vacuum does not appear to be damage
If the motor is running, there should be suction. Possible problems depend on whether it's a canister or upright and are:\015\012A clog in the hose, UR or canister. Detach hose. Drop small coin in one end and lift hose causing it to roll out ... Eureka Vacuums
Vaccum is making a loud high pitched sound, doesn't work well through the hose or the floor piece and shuts its self off after about 5 minutes. I have cleaned the entire vacuum out several times but this problem persists. Usually after I clean it, it'll work for a couple months, not this time. Vacuum is only 2 years old, is this typical?
... Dirt Devil Featherlight Bagless Upright Vacuum
When switching the vacuum (DC17 Animal) over to the hard surface setting (so the beater brush is not spinning), the vacuum shuts off. I cleaned the dust bin and checked the filter. I also cleared the beater brush of hair or debris that was wrapped around it. It still shuts off. Ideas? Thanks.
The drive belt has probably broken. You can get a replacement belt here:Dyson DC17 Belt ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
My Hoover Mach 5 model number u5194-900 series ZF12.O will vacuum for about 15-10 min then it shuts its self off and will not turn back on., I have cleaned out all the hoses, filters and cleaned off brush. What can I do to fix this so that it will **** into the chamber. The hoses get clogged and it doesn't appear to be sucking into the "bag area"
... Hoover U5194-900 Mach5 Multi-Chamber Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner Bagless Vacuum
Fully charged, filters cleaned, vacuum keeps shutting down in and then starts again only to shut off again. the 6 minute time limit is not used up.
Your battery is losing voltage too quick. It has probably developed a \012'memory'. Dyson claims that their handheld has the best suction out of \012all the handhelds out there. In order to maintain that claim the circuit\012 board will shut off powe ... Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld Cyclonic Vacuum
I have Hoover Widepath Bagless 12 Amp Windtunnel vacuum. Yesterday I was vacuuming and smelled smoke and it shut itself off. Today I cleaned out the filters (they weren't bad) made sure nothing was obstructing the hoses or the spinning brush part. It turned on for 1 second, smells like smoke somewhere from the bottom and now won't turn back on so I don't know if anything is spinning or not. What can I do to fix this myself?
Hi There,\015\012\015\012When a vacuum cleaner smokes, it is usually only one of two possible problems.\015\012\015\012It could either be that your motor burned up, or that your belts burned. The belts on this particular mod ... Hoover Self-Propelled WindTunnel Bagless Upright VacuumVacuum
Over heats and shuts off, wont start again untill it cools off. can maybe vacuum one room before overheating. cyclone tubes are all clean, all hoses & lines are clear. this vacuum is fairly new, not used much. cant find a reset button. is the moter dirty of something?
The electric motor has a thermal switch and is self-resetting so there is no re-set switch. Make sure the air filter for the exhaust is clean. Also make sure that the height adjustment is not too low causing strain on the motor. Always bring the heig ... Dirt Devil Reaction Twin Cyclone Upright Vacuum
Hover Elite Rewind I've only had this vacuum a few months and I really liked it until now. There is almost no suction from anywhere in the vacuum, and I've cleaned all the filters and rollers with my shop vac and made sure that everything was assembled correctly. It used to be really quiet now it is quite loud and it keeps over heating, and shutting off. At this point I have no idea what could cause this problem, the machine is nearly brand new and I can't afford a new one at this point.
You have to clean out the hose under the bottom of the vacuum cleaner. To do this you have to remove the bottom plate the covers the brush it has about 6 screws. Also remove the brush and belt in order to thourhly clean it. I had the same issue you h ... Vacuums
My hoover vacuum runs for about 10-15 minutes then the saftey feature shuts it off(overheat?). i have taking it apart a cleaned it with no results, added new bag also. after an hour it cools down and works again. do i just need a new vacuum?
Do you have suction through the tools? Does it look like it picks up when it runs? The machine could be clogged and that would cause the problem, but unfortunately the sensor that shuts the machine off could be bad if the machine isnt clogged. Its no ... Hoover Ultra U6430-900 WindTunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have a Bissell 3760-2 and while vacuuming it just shut off. The vacuum was plugged in and was on. Thought it might have quit because of the filters, so I cleaned them out and still does not work. Please help I'm totally clueless about this thing. Thanks Tony
... Bissell 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
SEBO vacuum cleaner makes a strange noise and shuts itself off after a few minutes. Suction not working when tube is attached, but works with hand-held portion only. Indicator light saying bag is full/clogged is on, but we've cleaned out the bag, cut away any fur/strings that were wrapped on the turning portion, and cleaned out the refuse valve. Not sure what else to do. Thanks!
... Sebo Vacuums
Shop Vac shuts off after a few seconds of work. Filter is clean and hose not plugged.Seems like a high vacuum causes the unit to shut down. Needs to be turned on again and does the same thing.
... Bosch BUC11700UC Cyclone Jet Bagless Upright Vacuum
The motor overheats and shuts off. This annoying because it has done it at least 5 times today during normal vacuuming. It shuts off easily when you use the hose and canister to clean the steps or around the floor. What can I do to alleviate this problem?
Almost all vacuum cleaners have a thermal cut-out, which operates when the machine gets too hot and resets automatically when it cools down. Overheating is almost always caused by a blockage. Either the filters need cleaning or changing, or the ... Bissell Lift-Off(R) Revolution(R) Turbo Upright Vacuum
After running for 15 minutes, the windtunnel vacuum cleaner shuts off. It will not restart until it has been off for 30 minutes. Could it be overheating for some reason. All of the filters are clean; the dust tank is empty; the belts have no cracks.
It's not necessarily overheating, but the thermal-fuse is definitely tripping and it takes 30 minutes to reset. There are several causes of this (in most common order):\015\012\015\0121. A blockage in the suction system or a full dust tan ... Hoover U6630-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
Shark infinity vacuum nv31c motor overheats. everything is clean and free of clogs. it will work for 3-4 minutes, then shut off. does the motor need replacing?
Mine takes longer to shut down, but I just started having this same problem. I wish I knew what's causing it so I could fix it. I think maybe we had a power surge at some point when I was using it last week. :( ... Euro-Pro NV30 Infinity Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I have a Hoover Mach 3 Cyclonic bagless upright vacuum. It works for a room or two and then it just shuts off. Then it won't turn back on for hours. Any suggestions on how to make it stop doing this? The canister is cleaned out.
This vacuum is very picky about air flow clean the filters and that should do it ... Vacuums
I need a Dyson DC 17 Total Clean exploded parts diagream that shows the switch assembly. There are two small springs and a small plastic part that were loose inside the switch assembly. This caused the vacuum to shut off in the full upright position which is the position you use when using the wand.
I don't have a full diagram for you, but I do have a photo of how they are meant to be assembled: ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Electrolux Oxygen Upright 5035: Shut down after 5 minutes of normal cleaning with hose. Power to switch OK with Fluke Tester. Neither vacuum motor or the brush elevator works.(2 different switches)
Hi from uk may i suggest you try this ? recheck as you have done that although you have power to the switch ? you may not have the neutral wire feed back to the plug to complete the elec circuit have come across this problem many times and ... Electrolux Vacuums
My bagless upright model v209af vacuum motor thermostat keeps shutting down after 3 minutes have checked for blockages and have just cleaned and dried all filters. euro pro
... Euro-Pro Vacuums
I have a BISSELL CLEANVIEW II, I turn the power switch to "on" and am able to clean carpet for 1/2 a minute until the power shuts off in the outlet the vacuum is plugged into! The same repeats itself! I wonder if the motor is damaged or just plain shorted out!
Well yes in deed it is time for a new vac. for the motor bearings or armature are ceasing up ang causing the breaker to pop. if the vac. cord is hot then you know for sure... ... Vacuums
I have an older Electrolux canister vacuum - model #2100 and the temperature sensor shuts down the motor. How to I take apart and clean?
Check to be certain the thermo lite is on and not the bag full indicator. The thermo detector is very reliable, but the bag fill valve often fails. If it is the thermo, check your hose and wand for blockage by dropping a coin through them,before ope ... Electrolux UltraLux 2000 Bagged Canister Vacuum
The vacuum shuts off after running for 10 or so minutes even after cleaning the filter, I have the purple animal
The vacuum shuts off because it is overheating. That almost always means there's a blockage somewhere. Follow instructions in the user manual (download from Dyson website if you don't have one) for removing blockages and you should be back in busines ... Vacuums
Hoover mach 3 cyclone vacuum shut off during useage. can't turn it on. cleaned it out and let it sit thinking overheated? this is 2 months old. help?
I had same problem. Turned out to be the filter that sits above the waste cannister. Remove the waste cannister. There is a little orange lever that releases the filter. It was caked with dirt not allowing any air flow causing the motor to overheat. ... Vacuums
Nutone central vacuum shuts off after a few minutes running then will restart after motor cools down I cheked motor and vent ports blown out all clean
Sounds like you have an overtemp switch that is tripping and shutting your motor off. Many motors use what they call a 'snap switch" ( looks like a small disk with two wires on it ) to sense motor temp and if that trips, then it will temporarily disa ... Vacuums