Having problems with your Oreck UPRO14T - Vacuum Upright Commercial Sales 1 Extra ?

Brush roll won't turn only a few times

\015 Hi, Just bought a Oreck upro14T refurbished vac off amazon. Put it together-double-checked and triple checked-turned it on-stepped on release to clean carpet nd the brush roll goes a few rotations, then stops.\015\012Tried the troubleshooting-still does the same thing-on any service on any position. brush rolls goes a few turns then stops. All else is fine.\015\012What can be wrong?\015

Answers :

Shane:
Unplug the machine and lay it on it's back with the handle release in the release position (the vacuum head should be laying flat also). Remove the foot plate from the vacuum head. Manually turn the brush roll (called a beater bar). The beater bar should turn fairly easily and the belt should turn the motor armature shaft (now would be a good time to check the inside surface of the belt for grooves or damaged spots which would cause the armature shaft to slip on the belt). If the beater bar has too much resistance to your turning it, I would suspect that the bearings at each end of the beater bar are fouled with hair, carpet fibers and string. Remove the beater bar from the machine and manually spin the motor armature shaft (where the belt contacts the motor) to see that the motor armature shaft spins freely. Remove the bearings from the end of the beater bar (they won't come off easily so you may have to use a prying tool such as a screwdriver). Try to spin the bearings. If they are fouled, dribble some rubbing alcohol into the bearing (I use a spray bottle... it's much neater) and turn the bearings while keeping them soaked with alcohol until they spin freely without ratcheting. Drop some 30 weight engine oil into the bearings until they are saturated, then clean the outsides of the bearings with a clean rag (no alcohol) until the outsides of the bearings are completely dry and no oil drips out of them (don't want the oil to attract dirt). You'll probably need to replace the belt. Reassemble the machine and it should work for you.
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