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Oreck xl rolls fine when off. turn it on and it is very hard to push.
It's hard to push because it's literally sucking itself to the floor. Adjust the height control to raise the level and allow more air to get in around the edges, should relieve the vacuum pulling it down. Possibly somthing is wrong with the height adjustment control, allowing machine to sit too low to ground. Hope this helps.
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Oreck xl rolls fine when off. turn it on and it is very hard to push.
It's hard to push because it's literally sucking itself to the floor. Adjust the height control to raise the level and allow more air to get in around the edges, should relieve the vacuum pulling it down. Possibly somthing is wrong with the height ad ... Vacuums
Bad smell after using my windtunnel for a couple of minutes i noticed an odd smell. i turned it over and checked, the belts are fine but i cleaned out the hair anyway. after doing that the self propel seems to struggle and it is hard to push. when i look through the window on the top i can see the brush spinning freely but then when i push it, it slows down dramatically and then picks up again. the suction is fine. what do you recommend?
It may be the roller bearings? ... Hoover U5450-900 Windtunnel Supreme Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have a self propelled Royal Dirt Devil vacuum model number 087900 and it goes backward fine but forward has to be pushed so hard it's impossible. Is this a switch? Do you know about how much the part would cost and can it be done by a beginner. We fix a lot of things ourselves but we aren't mechanics by no means. We put a brand new belt on it. I don't think it can be put on backwards and brush turns fine. Where is the switch? Use layman's terms.
You might try a new belt and/or brush roll. The brush roll is what helps pull a vacuum forward, the power drive helps, but if the brush isn't turning like it should, then it will hinder forward motion. The belt may look ok, but they stretch to the ... Vacuums
I have a windtunnel vacuum that the brush rolls fine when it is upside down but when I turn it right side up it will not go hardly at all and starts to smell hot.
Replace the belt they wear manufacture reccomends replacement of the belt every 90 days ... Vacuums
My dyson animal is hard to push on carpet - the beater bar is still operational. When I turn off the beater bar and run the vacuum on hardwood the beater bar stops moving, but it still ''rolls'' on the hardwood - it doesn't pull up like it used to. It also seems to not be picking up as well as it used to, although no blockages are present and the filter is clean.
... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I have an oreck xl and the vaccum wont hardly push. Is it the belt? The brushes aren't turning when I lay it on it side. How do you replace the belt? If you can give detailed instructions I would so appreicate it . Thanks
On the side of the head you'll see a removable plate with one screw. Remove the screw and slide the plate towards the front until it's off. You'll see the belt. ... Oreck XL21 Bagged 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
Brush roll belt stops turning when in position to vacuum. Does turn when vacuum is turned onto side. Belt is in tact, brush roll is fine. What's going on?
I think I know what the problem is with your machine. It's a rather lengthy repair, and I'll be happy to photograph it for you (like I do on most of my Fixya answers), but I'd like to know before doing all of that if you still need help, or if you' ... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum
When pushing foreward the vacuum is hard to push and if pushed on to hard it will turn over on itself.
My dyson dc17 animal had become nearly impossible to push on carpets. sure enough i found that my roller was warn down to nubs (vacuum is probably 8 years old, and gets used nearly every day) I replaced the roller and WOW! it feels ... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Hoover windtunnel U6425-900 the brush roll is not turning. Both belts are in good shape, I cleaned the brush roll and it is free of debris, the setting is on carpet and the brush roll still will not turn. There is a "burning rubber" smell when you attempt to push the vaacum forward a few times. The small belt does not seem to be pulling properly but appears to be in good shape.
... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have the smaller oreck portable hand vaccuum & it won't turn on. It was working fine in the one bathroom & I moved to the other & bathroom & it won't work or turn on at all?
Check the wall outlet has poser and make sure the plug is fully inserted. ... Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum
How is the V-belt tension adjusted (Hoover Model U6439-900)or how do I know if the tension is correct? There seems to be a lot of "play" in the belt and I'm wondering if that is the reason the brush roll only turns as the wheels turn, regardless of the carpet height setting. And yes, the brush roll is set for carpet, not hard floor. Or is the cause of the problem something other than the V-belt? A new flat belt was installed when the machine was professionally serviced so I assume (?) that was a
The V-Belt is not adjustable. There are two ways the belt has no tension: (1) when the handle is upright, a mechanical lever takes the drive tension off the belt, and (2) the brush roll lever setting you described. The upper handle would have to be ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have a dyson canniter stow away vacuum. i've had it for 2 years and it just started having a problem. when i turn it on the motor starts just fine but the vacuum head does not turn on. Yet when i push it forward it trys to start and turns on for a second and turn off - almost like the connector isn't connecting the hose to the head very well anymore.
Hi, After reading you're problem, the symptom's are just like you said. Its just a matter of checking the connections. The connection where it plugs into the head it self. When you push forward the forward motion and down pressure makes ... Dyson "Stowaway" Canister Vacuum Vacuum
Brush doesn't turn, and hard to push on carpet...
Hiyas, have you checked underneath take off the brush base cover and see if the brush belt has snapped to the side of the brush bar, if so you can get a replacement easy enough at most electrical retail stores, take the make and model number with you ... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
My oreck is very hard to push. what could be the
Clean and oil wheels ... Oreck XL2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Brushes won't turn on the bissell proheat 2X steam cleaner-I don't have the manual to see if there is a button I am not pushing to turn on the brushes. Also, do you put the clean water in the "bladder" in the tank? Sorry I am so dumb-this cleaner was given to me with no manual and I can't figure it out. There is a small tank on the bottom at the back of the machine, that says "formula here" and I don't know if that is where the cleaner goes or what that is for. The machine turns on just fine
... Bissell 8910 ProHeat Clear View Upright Vacuum
I have a canister style vacuum. The brush roll has stopped rolling on carpet. When turned over, it rolls fine. I have disassembled and cleaned out hair and that didn't work. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Martha
You need a new belt. They stretch after awhile and won't turn the brush roll under load. ... Vacuums
Self propelled vac: goes great on hard floor or hard slick carpet. Goes backwards fine but will not pull itself forward very well. Requires some effor to push it forward. I have adjusted the cable so the lever on the motor goes as far forward as possible. Suggestions? Model U6446-900
Dear Nasherrill,\015\012\015\012I've found a friend! I thought I was the only person in the world who owned the Hoover Model U6446-900! This model does not appear on the http ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged 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
I have a Dirt Devil Vision self-propelled vacuum cleaner. Recently, the self-propelled feature is stuck in the backward mode, so it only goes backwards! I can get it to go forward if I push really hard (i guess it is good for a workout!). I try to turn off the propel feature completely, but it will not turn off. please help!
Hi, the problem you are having is going to be with the switch that controls the forwards and backwards settings so with this stuck in backwards their is no way you can get this turned off, the other problem is your not going to be able to replace thi ... Dirt Devil Vision Turbo W/Bonus Upright Vacuum Vacuum
Our oreck upright sweeper is so hard to push on the carpet, why? its an oreck xl2 celoc hypo-allergenic plus and the probem occurs every time we use it. we didn't know there was a belt on it.
Change the roller brush ... Oreck XL21 Bagged Upright Vacuum
My hoover widepath tempo pushes easy in any hight when off, but turn in on and you can hardly push in forward. I took the beater bar off and cleaned everything and still having this problem
Make sure the beater bar is turning sometimes it will freeze up with dust and dirt will get inside the bearing caps on the end of the brush ... Vacuums
Hoover Windtunnel U5750-900 Agitator brush is weak. It turns fine if I tilt the vacuum back, but it slows to almost 1/4 speed when it touches carpet, even on the highest carpet setting. I've replaced the agitator belt twice. The brush used to turn powerfully even on the lowest (Hard Floor) setting. Ideas? I should probably lube the agitator brush ball bearings, and re-check the belt, but, other than that, I'm stumped.
... Hoover U5750-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
My Oreck XL 7000 is hard to push through a modest pile carpet. They gave us a shag attachment but all that does is push the carpet down. It is not ususable for us with bad backs etc.
... Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum
My Windsor Versamatic plus has all of the sudden become very hard to push. I maintain this vaccum very well. It picks up fine, just to heavy tp push apparently
Likely the wheels are frozen with thread and hair at the sides of the wheels. Check for free movement of each wheel and pick out the debris around any that are hard to turn. Long needles and tweezers are good tools for this. ... Vacuums