How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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That`s where the bag—or the dirt container of a bagless vacuum—comes into play. The vacuum`s bag is tightly sealed. It doesn`t just hold dirt, it also acts as a filter for the air coming out of the vacuum`s exhaust.
Soil and plant debris can clog a vacuum, and damp or wet leaves can lead to mold in the bag or canister, so it`s best to use a broom or your hands to pick those up.
Turn the unit on and feel the suction at the end of the hose handle. If there is no or low suction, then the clog is in the hose. You can remove the clog by running a long, stiff object through the hose, such as a butter knife, starting at the wall end.
We recommend dusting before vacuuming, this is because dust particles usually get moved around the room when you dust, meaning all your hard work will go to waste. A top tip is to wait at least 2 hours after dusting to get the vacuum out.
Use a pair of pliers to make one end of the hanger into a hook shape. Put the end of the hook into the hole where the vacuum where the clog is located. Push the hook down until it won`t go any further. In some cases the hook will go all the way through and push the clog out the other side.
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In my cases, cleaning the little yellow things on the end is what fixed it.
This is what I got from irobot:
We apologize for the inconvenience. Here are a few things that you can try to .resolve this issue:
1. Remove and empty the Roomba’s dust bin.
2. Turn .the Roomba on its back, remove the brush guard, and remove the main brush.
3. .Reinstall the brush guard and run the Roomba without the main brush or dust bin. .Is the flexible brush turning? If yes, go to step 4. If not, please skip to step .9.
4. Inspect the main brush to ensure it is clean and not bent. Verify that .the main bristle brush has a larger end cap on each end. When you perform .maintenance, you will need to remove the end cap from the brush. When the brush .is clean, please return the end cap to its location.
5. Verify that the main .brush and flexible brush each have a yellow bearing on one end. If either yellow .bearing is missing, your brushes will not turn properly. This can potentially .damage the Roomba. Please respond with this information so that we can send you .new brush bearings.
6. Inspect the yellow bearings on the two brushes and .ensure they turn easily with your fingers. Remove the yellow bearings and clean .any dirt accumulated in the bearing cups.
7. Ensure that the brush sockets .(on the opposite side of where the bearings fit) are square, and not stripped or .worn out in any way.
8. Reinstall the main brush and brush guard on the .Roomba. Run the robot without the dust bin. Is the main brush turning? If not, .please skip to the bottom to provide the requested information.
9. Remove the .flexible brush and reinstall the brush guard.
10. Run the Roomba without the .dust bin and listen for the Cleaning Head gearbox running. Do you hear the gears .turning? If not, do you hear any noise at all? If the noise from the Cleaning .Head sounds abnormal or you cannot hear it, please skip to the bottom to provide .us with the requested information.
If you do hear the noise, reassemble .your robot and run it again. The issue should be corrected.
** NOTE: .Excessive build up of hair in Roomba’s brushes and bearings can permanently .damage Roomba. Inspect brush bearings regularly.
Title: Cleaning the Main .Brushes
If .the issue persists, please tell us which brush is not operating properly and .also respond with the following information for our verification .process:
• Your complete name and shipping address
• Your Roomba’s .product code. The product code is located under the dust bin near the brush .assembly.
• The original date and location that the Roomba was purchased .
Title: Where can I find the serial number/product code for my .robot?
It sounds as though your machine is blocked. This is why the dirt is being dropped back out on your floor and also why the bin is not filling up.
Simply follow the blockage procedure in your user guide, or on our website at www.dyson.com. Visit the support section and you will be able to download a user guide. This will also allow you to confirm if the machine is correctly assembled and that there are no parts missing on disconnected.
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