Having problems with your Kenmore Vacuums ?
Won't start Was working. Then stopped. Changed outlets, Changed the bag. Didn't help. Suggestions? It is about 7 years old.
Hello rperlin. Your AC cord most likely has a broken wire in it. Please be careful is this action I suggest and DON'T touch a bare wire. Plug unit in, turn power on, now sowly flex the AC cord close to the plug, no sparks or motor starts, flex the cord near the vacuum, ext. If you get an action you have found the location of your broken wire. Replacing it will be a chore. Make notes on wire color and witch one went where. A factory replacement may be costly, Visit your local hardware store & ask for help in electrical dept. Electrical lesson#2. Aquire a DVM or more commonly VOM(meter) & check for ohms in the AC cord. IF you elminate the cord HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM. Your switch, motor brushes, or control switches internal are the problem. Good luck.
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Won't start Was working. Then stopped. Changed outlets, Changed the bag. Didn't help. Suggestions? It is about 7 years old.
Hello rperlin. Your AC cord most likely has a broken wire in it. Please be careful is this action I suggest and DON'T touch a bare wire. Plug unit in, turn power on, now sowly flex the AC cord close to the plug, no sparks or motor starts, flex the co ... Kenmore Vacuums
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!
It might be that the beater brush is spinning when you tip it up to look at it but slight pressure of it contacting the floor is enough to stop it.\015\012If it were my machine I would remove the beater brush and clean it as best I could, paying part ... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have a Electrolux Epic 6500 SR canister vacum cleaner. It is nine years old and for the past few weeks it has started shutting off for no apparent reason.The symbol for bag change lights up and it cuts off, but even after I have put a new bag in, it still does the same thing. Do you have any suggestions? There is a little button or switch that the top of the bag fits on. Do you think it could be the problem?
Your machine is probably clogged, look through the wands, look in the bottom attachment, to see if there is anything stuck there. You can also drop a marble through the hose itself to see if anything is stuck there as well. To unclog the hose try hol ... Electrolux Harmony Canister Vacuum - EL6985 Vacuum
Hello, My Electrolux Renaissance is about 12 years old. It worked great for years, but now it keeps turning itself off...about every 15 seconds or so. The bag was just changed recently, too. Is there an easy, (and cheap) fix or should I start shopping for a new one?? Thanks!
Odds are you have an obstruction somewhere. Check all of the hoses and the power head to ensure that there is nothing blocking your airflow. \015\012\015\012Also note that if it keeps popping the front bag door open, that's usually indica ... Electrolux Vacuums
Over heating? My 10 gallon 4HP shop vac has started shutting off after about 30 sec. after I turn it on to use. It smells real hot after I shut it off. I have changed the filter and the bag, which did not solve the problem. Any suggestions on what the problem could be? It's only about 31/2 years old and I really don't use it all that much, mainly for getting up dust and cob-webs from my garage.
It sounds like you need to replace the motor in it . thank you for using fixya ... Shop Vac ShopVac 3 HP 2 Stage 10 Gallon--Automotive Wet/Dry Vacuum Vacuum
We have the Kenmore progressive direct drive (bagless) and have had it for about 3 years. We have taken good care of it, and paid quite a bit for it hoping that it would last for a good long time. It has started making a noise that seems to be an overflow air type of noise coming out of a bottom air outlet opening for when the air flow is blocked. We have looked into clogs, changed filters, and the whole works, to no avail! Quite Frustrating since I love this purple vacuum! The machine started
There has to be a clog or block somewhere - if the motor works, it should work did you try a wire coat hanger to go up in further where you cannot see?Bets regardsCk ... Kenmore Progressive Bagless Upright with Inteli-Clean SystemVacuum
Faithful Sebo X1 upright, about 12 years old, stopped working today. I replaced old with new dust bag, checked all dust paths were clear, checked main brush was clear/clean, and drive spindle rotated OK with fingers. When power switched on, the two red indicators briefly flash on then off, but nothing more happens, motor does not start - even with power reaching machine. Tried removing all consumables, refitting and turning on a few times to reset, no joy. Removed base cover, both belts were i
At 12 years, this vacuum has had a good long life. I suspect the motor is shot, but it could be due to faulty wiring and connections. A bad switch, break in the power cord, and worn brushes in the motor are other causes.\015\012I recommend ta ... Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Our two-year-old miele antares stopped working...you cannot get it started when pushing the start button (yes, the cord is plugged into a live outlet); no external damage to the unit
... Miele S4210 Antares Bagged Canister Vacuum
I have a DC04 which is a number of years old and has started making an awful grinding sound, I'm sure it is the belt which I sprayed with WD40 and this helped for a couple of seconds but as soon as I recline the hoover it makes this noise but not when upright and using the hose. Does anyone have any ideas or how to change the belt? Thanks
You have to change the belt look it up with your local vacuum store. ... Vacuums
Was using my Miele Champagne vacuum, powered down, changed the bag, and now I have no power. I checked to make sure all lids were securely closed, still no power. Checked to make sure outlet was working, still no power...help.
Most likely the cord went bad, one side of it opened up, you will have to replace the cord reel asm. if this is the problem, Could also be a switch, electronic control or the motor. ... Miele Vacuums
My Vacuum DC-17 has just quit sucking. It has been making quite a racket since I had the belt changed at a repair shop several months ago. I was told that the belt was a new design and figured that was why it was making so much noise. it seemed to work fine, was picking up dirt and all, but today, when I started vacumming, I noticed it was not sucking air either with the belt engaged or not. My vacuum is approx. 5 years old.
... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I was given a Kenmore progressive hepa filter 22313 Bagged Canister Vacuum recently, but don't have the manual. We used it once to vacuum the house and it worked beautifully. Then we used it 5-6 days later and it started whining and getting hot. What year was this vacuum manufactured? Where can I download an owners manual?? Help!
Http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/5461/KENMORE-Vacuum-Canister-L0809572 ... Kenmore 22313 Bagged Canister Vacuum
Won't start. My son was using the vacuum & Didn't change the bag. The vacuum was making the full bag smell, but the light was't on & it didn't stop. I stopped him, changed the bag, checked the filter, closed the compartments & turned on the vacuum. Nothing happened. I checked to be sure that it was plugged in, that wasn't the problem. I've let the vacuum "rest" for several days, It still won't start. Any suggestions?
There is a reset button at the back of the powerhead. The user manual can be downloaded from the electrolux website, although I didn't find it very useful. There was some info on how to change the powerhead drive belt. ... Electrolux EL7020A Oxygen 3 Ultra Canister Vacuum Cleaner Bagged Vacuum
I was vacuuming and noticed that the bag needed changing. the red light with the ! inside the triangle also came on. When the bag was changed, the vacuum would not restart. The red light came on. Tried the reset button but nothing happened. Tried unplugging and re-plugging in and nothing happened. Replaced all the filters and still it wouldh't start. So I brought it downstairs and tried one more time to get it to start. it worked! Is there something wrong with the vacuum cleaner? Was it overheat
It was overheated that is why it worked downstairs after cooling off. ... Miele S548 Bagged Canister Vacuum
Won't work My Eureka Mighty Mite 3670 Bagged, was working fine, and we unplugged it to switch to another outlet in another room and it just stopped. We tried several other outlets and it just won't turn on. We thought maybe it got hot because we had been using it for a while and we let it rest for a while and then changed the bag just to be sure, although it was not full. But it still will not turn on. Any ideas?
Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=12151&thid=646957\015\012Won't work (by 2 users)\015\012Posted by AndiR on Jun 04, 2008\015\012My Eureka Mighty M ... Eureka Mighty Mite 3670 Bagged Canister Vacuum
Hello can you help me please? I have a Kirby G4 vacuum cleaner, It did work ok until it started to give off burning smell and lots of sparks from the brushes. I have changed these brushes, the motor still rotates but it still gives off sparks and burning smell. Do i have to change the motor as well? Can you help please? Thankyou Martin
Some debris, even sand or dirt, probably got into the motor, causing damage to the armature. If this is the case, you will need to replace the motor. The burning smell from the motor is generally a sure sign of a bad motor. ... Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Had my dyson root cyclone for about 4 years now, and in the last year it's had a few problems. About 4 months ago it started to make this awful grinding sound when the roller bar was engaged and I took it to a repair shop and they said it was the roller bar itself. The shop replaced the part and it worked fine for a couple of months and then it started to make the grinding noise again. I tried the clutch reset suggestion (turn it on its side and turn the carpet/bare floor switch slowly back and
Bdepends how much thay charged you for a roller brush because you can buy a good vac for about 100 pounds with a 12 month guarentee so its up to you ... Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Electrolux Epic Series 6500 SR. The machine is 15 yr. old & is working beautifully. However, when operating it emits a terrible stink, like cat *****. I've changed bags & filters but no ch
You need to have the vacuum cleaned out. If you are good with tools, just remove the motor and fans assembly, take the fans off and wash them. Brush ALL dirt out of the housing and reassemble. Your Electrolux dealer can do this but it isn't cheap. ... Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum
Hoover only two years old an stopped working!
Http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=40540&thid=564949\015\012Hoover only two years old and it stopped working!\015\012Posted by baby_nurse on May 02, 2008 ... Hoover U6616-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
My Oreck is 10+ years old. The bag will not remain on the opening of the handle inside the bag. Dust goes into the cover rather than in the bag getting in the zipper which makes it very difficult to unzip the cover. Any suggestions?
Check and make sure bag collar is behind the two lips. if it isn't it will leak dust and make it hard to open. ... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum
My 30 year old canister vac has had both the filter and bag changed, but everytime I turn it off the bag compartment opens and ejects the bag.
I think its time for a new vacuum cleaner.....sounds like the circuitry is malfunctioning or you have an airflow problem that is tricking the vacuum into thinking the bags full. check all hoses and airways for blockage ... Electrolux Guardian Bagged Canister Vacuum
Dyson animal We bought a Dyson Animal from Sears a few years ago along with a service contract. We took it each year to be serviced. One year I took it because it lost it's suction. They sent it to the factory, but it came back still not working right. We did the same procedure over ands over many times than I can remember. I now have the cleaner in my garage and am using my old vacuum because I just can't seem to get anywhere with Sears. Please help me. We paid almost $600.00 and now it can't b
As someone who works for Sears, let me just say right now.. The service contract you bought sucks.. and does not really do anything for you. it was just a wast of money ( they have a new one now.. thats so much better because you get your money back ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I have a BC-A41 vacuum cleaner which has been working well, but now it appears to blow stuff away from the cleaner as I hoover. I find the hose packed up with stuff, but no content in bag. I recently changed the bag...could it be that the bag is not fitted correctly..I am puzzled by the instruction to put the bottom under the rib. I am a pensioner on my own, and would welcome any help. Thanks, Jim
I think there should be some probem in the vacuum section..its failing to **** the objects ... Vacuums
I have a 10 year old AirVac central vacuum system that has worked until this morning. As I was using it this morning, and turned it off for about five minutes it would not start again. The tank in the garage (that accepts the dust) sounds like it is just huming not working. What is wrong?
Sounds like the motor finally siezed on you. Motor is trying to turn but won't thus the hum. Do not allow the vacuum to stay on like this as it may cause a fire. Requires a motor replacement. ... M&S Systems ZX7000 Bagged Central System Vacuum
My vacuume which is less than a year old is stating the bag needs changing when it was just changed and therefore it is not picking up . I am unable to use it at this time!!!
You have a clog somewhere maybe in the hose or down near the roter where the dirt is sucked up. ... Miele S184 Powerhouse Bagged Upright Vacuum