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Model, 116.c85pbpk0v022 Power-Mate Jr. attachment stopped working, could it be a part within the unit (i.e. the electrical component) or do I need to replace the unit? How do I troubleshoot the electrical connection? No known drop or abuse. Worked last time I used it.


Answers :

This model frequently stops because, lint, hair, etc. gets caught between the two end pieces of the brush cylinder. Do the following to fix it:

1) Remove the two Philips screws from the underside of the unit.
2) The side with the tag will then flip forward. Do not turn the unit over or a few parts fall out. It's not terrible if they come out but it is a little more trouble to reassemble.
3) Lift the brush cylinder out of its cradle and remove the belt.
4) Pull one end cap off the cylinder using a pair of pliers at both ends of the cylinder.
5) There is a steel rod in the center. Slide it out of the cylinder. The debris will be under the end caps wrapped around the rod.
6) Remove the debris.
7) Put the rod back through the cylinder.
8) Press the end cap that was removed back on the splined rod making sure both ends are in line with each other.
9) Slide the belt over the cylinder. The cylinder only goes on one way. The end with no bristles is where the belt goes.
10) Place the cylinder back in its cradle. You will need to stretch the belt slightly to do this step.
11) Hinge the cover back on and install the two screws. Unit should now work.

Hope it helps somebody.
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