Having problems with your Vacuums ?

Kirby g3d was using and the motor stalled 3 times and then just shut off. There was an odor of something burnt. Won't currently run/operate

Answers :

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 :

Kirby g3d was using and the motor stalled 3 times and then just shut off. There was an odor of something burnt. Won't currently run/operate

... Vacuums

Oreck model BB870-AS - I was vaccuming when the vac shut off. The motor just spooled down and nothing more since. I have opened the case. Have power at the switch, and to the motor, but can't get a voltage reading to the common lead at the motor. Is there a fusible link, or something similar in that lead that might have burned out? Thanks!

... Oreck Vacuums

My eureka enviro vac shut off and wont turn back on it was clogged but does not smell burnt . is there a reset or some kind of shut off when it gets clogged?

Same thing happened to me. I checked the owner's manual and it turns out the Eureka Envirovac has a built-in thermal cut-off switch. So anytime the motor gets too hot, it just shuts down. Most of the time this is because it gets plugged or the fil ... Eureka 5893AVZ Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

From reading comments i think my motor has burnt out (nasty smell then wont work at all) where can I buy a new motor (on line preferable) in the UAE - Dubai or UK - going home this week? thanks

Hi there you can get a motor from dysondoctor.net he is in the UK but will post anywhere in the world really ... Dyson DC08 Cylinder Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum

I have a Harmony vacuum that's a couple years old. I recently sucked a fair amount of dog hair into it and was unaware something was amiss since the things so quiet. It just shut down and wouldn't come back on. 10 minutes or so later it came back on but now it's got no sucking power. I figure I torched the motor. Good guess? What are my options--I'm out in the middle of no where but can get it to a repair shop 250 miles away. Is it worth trying to salvage or am I going to pay as much to get it f

I cleaned the whole thing out, changed out all the filters again and cleaned out the motor compartment. Then I discovered a huge clog in the line. Once I got that all done--it's now working like a charm. Moral of the story: spend more time looking fo ... Electrolux Vacuums

Loud noise I ran over a string and then shut it off quickly. It now makes a horrible grinding sound. Did I ruin the motor? Sounds like something came undone. I checked the belt and that is fine. Ideas?

I think you damaged the belt. I ran over a sock once and it made a grinding noise but still worked for several months after the incident. Finally, the belt broke off. I had it replaced and now it doesn't make that sound. ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I just used my Bissell Proheat, when I heard the vacuum sound get lower and lower then suddenly something "gave" and it got very loud and started emitting a burnt rubber smell. It still worked to put liquid into the carpet; seemed to have trouble getting it out. I checked the tank, filters, belt, and roller and all seemed OK - but when I started up again and looked down I saw sparks in the motor/belt area and shut it down immediately. Any thoughts?

The bearing that is located at the top of the vacuum motor has failed . Because of that the shaft of the motor's rotor is out of position and the pulley attached to it has started rubbing on the other pulleys, giving you that smell. the spark appear ... Bissell 1699 ProHeat Clear View Upright Steam 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

Stopped running My mother's Oreck vacuum sound as if there was something bogging the rotating brush down. I pulled the bottom cover off and found nothing wrapped around or restricting the brush. I tried to finish vacuuming with the problem then I turned it off to move a chair and turned it back on it would do nothing. Any suggestions as to what could be causing the vacuum to sound as if the rotating brush is being restricted from turning. There was not odor of burning as if the motor was in a bi

Orecks have a plastic fan inside and everything you pick up hits it, sometimes things can get stuck in there or break the fan locking up the motor. With the machine off, poke around where the dirt goes into the motor, behind the roller and see if you ... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

Caught rug, motor overheated, the brush wont turn at all, but suction is still there ...is there something I can do to reset it?

Assume that the belt is broken to the power brush /head. Did you happen to smell burning rubber at all when the motor got stuck? The motor may have a reset on it, if it was not operating, but that is not the case, as mentioned. Look in your manual fo ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

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

My filter queen majestic quit working. I opened up the unit to see what was wrong and I did not immediately notice anything wrong. Upon furter examination I noticed one of the traces on the printed circuit card was burnt. I used a soldering iron to "bridge the trace and it appeared to fix the problem for a while. Now it has stopped working again, and when I jumper the trace to run the motor it seems to work. Should I just replace the card? Or is there a more serious problem with too much current

I recommend replacing the card. Soldering involves the risk of further damaging the card, so it would be useless anyway. Why waste valuable time?\015\012There is a possibility of the motor overheating, generally due to a blockage in the airfl ... Filter Queen Majestic Canister Vacuum

Vacuum shuts off and has a burnt smell

Hi,\015\012 Try removing the drivebelt, and try running it to test like this. The brush bar will not turn, but it should function normally without smell at this point. If it doesn't, you may need a new motor as I think the brushes may have wor ... Hoover Vacuums

Kenmore canister model 116.25513506 wont turn on. when handle switch is turned to floor. vac motor does not turn on. When switch is turned to carpet, floor nozzle works but vac motor does not. I checked fuse, all o.k. checked continuity for plug, o.k. removed wires for bag full switch...motor wont run. I wired motor directly power cord...motor runs. Thinking it must be the circuit board, how do I bypass it or test it?

... Vacuums


Have a look at the filters first as it sounds like you blokeage ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I was vacuuming the vent in the bottom of the fridge. I must have picked something because the motor got wildly noisey. I cleaned out hoses, etc. There is no suction. I can see the blades of the motor and they are not turning around. Model U4269-930 Series B.72. Can I get at the motor to see if something is keeping the blades from turning? What would be your suggestion. Many thanks. Pat Sauerman

Hi Pat, my name is John I will do my best to assist you.\015\012\015\012You certainly can get at the motor, with simple hand tools. \015\012\015\012Referring to this ... Hoover Vacuums

Vacume. motor wont spin

Most likely the carbon brushes are burnt out and need replacing. However - I wish I knew how to put this politely - if you don't know enough about electric motors to have checked for this already, you may not know enough to do the job safely yourself ... Vacuums

Shop-vac model 90L550A motor wont run

Yes replacing the link would work, but that would not fix the cause. You have either pulled the wiring to the point of pulling apart the connection or there is a short. Which would be in the way of a grounding effect causing the link to heat and melt ... Vacuums

I have a WD 14500 ridgid wet/dry vac. While using the motor shut off. There was no apparent reason or problem when I opened it up and checked it out. Why might the motor have shut off?

... Ridgid 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Shop Vac 96882 Canister Vacuum

The motor is overheating and shutting off -- after vacuuming for a short time the vacuum motor shuts off

Sounds like there is a clog somewhere or a filter needs to be cleaned if it has one. Or the bag may need emptied.Jim ... Vacuums

The motor just went out on my 2 year old vacuum with light usage (hardwood floors in a very small house.) The Sears repairpeople are estimating ~ $130 to fix (this includes parts & labor). I'm wondering if it's worth investing $130 into something i've spent $350 on only 2 years ago. Shouldn't these machines last longer ? Is there something I could do to get them repair free as it seems the motor must have been faulty to only have lasted 2 years. Thoughts ?

Aye, get a dyson, if its out of warranty there's not much u can do bout it :( ... Kenmore 25512/ 25513 Progressive Canister Vacuum

I'm trying to pull the fan drive of my vacuum so I can get to the motor but Ican not seem to get it off. I was wondering if there is a release switch or something that is preventing me from doing this. Also the motor seems to be burning but I think it's because ther is something in there clogging it up.

Check to see if it has reverse threads, Most do ... Vacuums

Motor doesn't run I believe it the brush on the motor. two motor brushes one is completly gone about 1/8 inch left could this be the problem.the other motor brush still has 1/2 inch left. and current to motor tested good.

Sounds like your belt slipped off. ... Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

DYson DC07 not sucking properly when in upright mode. I have tried cleaning out pipes etc and even tried an old motor section I had in garage (replaced once under warranty as kept cutting out and they left old motor section here). Even the old motor section had same prob so this suggests its something in the rest of the vacuum cleaner (whats left after you have lifted off the green motor section and dust collection area if you see what I mean? Any advice weclome please.

Blocked filters ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Motor My vacuum cut out as I was using it. After some experimenting I found that the circuit reset had gone off. When I tried a second time while near the motor , there was a flash and again the motor shut off. At this time I am guessing that the motor is faulty. The central vacuuming is approximately 12 years old.

If it tripped the reset again, I would probably agree with you. Check out centralvacuum.com for another motor. They aren't the cheapest, but they have excellent support. Good Luck!! ... Easy Flo EF1400 Central System 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: 0.0506 seconds