is turned off and the motor slows, the squealing also lessens in comparison to the revs.
Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum
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An overflowing or packed dust bin may lead to a shrill noise as the vacuum can`t fit any more debris inside. Check your dust container and make sure it is entirely empty.
The suction capacity indicates how powerful the vacuum cleaner is, and the air volume indicates how much air the vacuum cleaner is able to move. The suction power adds up the suction capacity and the air volume and indicates how much power the vacuum cleaner has.
Sometimes, extra noise can mean that there are pieces of debris stuck in the system rattling around. It can be an easy fix—just locate and remove the debris. A loud pump could also mean you have worn bearings that need to be replaced or lubricated.
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Yes, it could be a motor bearing. Another possibility is the fan could be broken. Remove the bottom plate from vacuum. Spin the belt motor pulley slowly and view the fan. You may have a plastic fan .\011\011\011that has broken or something is keeping the fan from spinning. Here are links with illustrations to an online guide. (the links will say “belts” but it will show how to get to the fan). Click the one that best matches your vacuum.
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.unscrew the housing and clean the bearing area and shaft
.then add a dap of Vaseline to the shaft and reassemble
.The shaft rides on a nylon bushing which acts like a bearing but has no ball bearings in it
.regreasing it is the only help you have for this one here
Once at the machine on its own it gets a little triky as i don’t know which model you have. However if you have a bagged model remove all the filters and the bag and retest. There will be at least 2 filters, one before the motor and one after (maybe under the vacuum or right at the back). If it is a bagless model even though the filter may look clean it is probably blocked with very fine dust. If suction returns when the filter is removed then you need to buy a new filter. I am a nilfisk vacuum cleaner agent so i can supply a filter for you.
If this still doesnt help you are welcome to call me if you live in australia my contact details are on my website www.nelsonvacuums.com.au.
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Elna Grasshopper (new to me) circa 1950
The light works, but there was no hummm when knee pedal engaged.
I have the motor out, and it is very stiff to turn. I’m at a total loss when it comes to motors and electricity. It doesn’t smell burned, doesn’t smell at all beyond normal machine smells. (Yes, I made detailed notes and diagrams as I took said motor out!)
One other note. The long thing which my husband said might be a capacitor — it looks like
.As to the motor not wanting to turn… difficult to say from a distance. Could it be that the ‘brushes’ are sticking – or even worn out? There are two, top and bottom, that ride on the commutator – the ring of bronze-colored squares on one end of the motor, behind the wiring. They are made of carbon, are what power the motor, and are held with hidden springs. With much use they wear down, but I would not expect them to be completely gone. The upper one is easiest to reach – there is a brass screw above it – careful the spring doesn’t get away. Only other thing would be fouling of the bushings that allow the axis of the motor to turn. A little penetrating oil could help there. The motor should turn very freely.