My husband said he saw it 6 months ago and never said anything! Anyway, what is that white stuff in the cord? Is it dangerous in any way? Is it insulation? What is that usually made of? Just concerned since the cord is dragged over the floor and my little boy constantly has his hands and face on the floor. Thanks. Worried mom
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Check that the vacuum cleaner is plugged into a working power outlet and that fuses and breakers don`t need resetting. An activated thermal cut-out due to a blockage is the next most likely cause of the problem. Check for blockages in the hose and filters, and remove any obstructions that you find.
Make sure the cord is fully extended before you begin vacuuming. Hold onto the cord with your hand as you vacuum. This will keep the cord from being pulled back into the vacuum. If the cord has a lock or lock button, use it to keep the cord extended.
Lift the brush roll up and out and remove the broken or worn belt. Clean any debris tangled around the brush and if the bristles look worn then fit a new replacement brush. loop one end of the belt over the metal drive pulley within the body of the cleaner and loop the other end over the brush roll.
Remove the brushroll and clean all hair, string, and lint from the brushroll bearings. If the vacuum cleaner brush still doesn`t spin after you clean the brushroll, consider replacing the brushroll. First, test the power switch for continuity to ensure that the brushroll motor is getting power.
Simply plug the product back in or restore the power and then switch off the appliance using the button on the control panel. The door will now unlock.
Check that the robot vacuum and charging dock are clean and undamaged: Wipe the charging dock and connection points clean with a dry cloth. Inspect the charging dock and cable for any signs of damage. Check that the power LED is illuminated when the charging dock is plugged in.
The most common problems found in vacuum cleaners are low suction force, excessive noise, burning smell, vacuum not turn on, and overheating. These issues can be fixed by either cleaning the device or replacing some parts of the device. At times, it is best to seek a professional to fix the cleaner effectively.
A damaged vacuum hose, clogged motor air filter or bad suction motor can cause the vacuum cleaner to shut off during use. A tripped overload on the vacuum suction motor can shut off the vacuum cleaner during use. If your vacuum has a reset button, push it; if the vacuum seems hot, let it cool off first.
Retractable Cord Reels

They use a spring mechanism to provide the retraction force. As the cord is uncoiled and pulled out for use, tension builds up on the steel torsion spring. Once the electrical power is no longer needed, the stored energy in the torsion spring is released, retracting the cord back to the reel.

The most common cause of loss of suction is that the filters have become blocked. They may require cleaning or replacing. Another cause could be that the vacuum cleaner hose is blocked. First unplug the vacuum cleaner.
Running Over the Cord

That same motion that forces the dirt up into your vacuum cleaner can fray or damage the exterior of the cord. Over time, even the best cords will start to show damage, making them unsafe for use.

Depending on the vacuum model, this repair can take between 10 and 30 minutes to complete. Power cord replacement is a basic repair for all sorts of machines and tools, and removing the old cord is always the first step.
The TurboBrush® Tool has a rotating brush that easily connects to most vacuum hoses and is recommended for cleaning stairs, upholstery, rugs and other difficult to reach areas in your home while vacuuming. The TurboBrush® Tool stores on board most BISSELL vacuums for easy and convenient above floor cleaning.
Clear the brush roll of any hair and debris and inspect by placing it on its end and spin. The brush should spin freely. If it doesn`t spin; it may be time to replace.
The most common problem with a vacuum cleaner is also the easiest to remedy: clogs in the hose or attachments. Also the electrical cord, motor, switch, fan, brushes, and motor bearings can all need repair or replacement. The drive belt may need replacing; and the attachments, hoses, and filters may need unclogging.
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WindTunnel technology and Multi-Cyclonic filtration lifts and removes surface debris and deep down embedded dirt with no loss of suction. The 25ft. power cord automatically retracts in seconds so you never have to wrap a cord again.

Burning smell can indicate motor damage

If you suspect that the motor is damaged, you should not continue to use the vacuum cleaner! The cause of motor damage is usually wear and tear or damage caused by prolonged improper use (e.g. overheating). In most cases, it is not worth repairing.

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WindTunnel technology and Multi-Cyclonic filtration lifts and removes surface debris and deep down embedded dirt with no loss of suction. The 25ft. power cord automatically retracts in seconds so you never have to wrap a cord again.

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I have a hoover upright bagless – turbo power 6500 The cord has been run over and I just noticed white stuff on the cord where it is tattered. My husband said he saw it 6 months ago and never said anything! Anyway, what is that white stuff in the cord? Is it dangerous in any way? Is it insulation? What is that usually made of? Just concerned since the cord is dragged over the floor and my little boy constantly has his hands and face on the floor. Thanks. Worried mom
ANSWER : It can be potentially dangerous. What you see is the cord insulation, if you move that a little you can see the power wires. They are coated and cannot hurt you if not damaged. If i were you i would wrap it in electrical tape or best thing would to get it replaced. You can replace it your self. Order the cable from Sears Parts store(link to your model)then your husband can install it. But not to sound rude if he didnt say anthing about that damaged power cord he may not be the right person for the job. He should have known it could be dangerous and thankfully your child wasn’t hurt or you two either.
Here is the part number (Part# 46383334) and it will cost you about $20 plus shipping. The cord is item number 63. Let me know if you have further questions./

Hooover upright bagless – turbo power 6500
ANSWER : This material is it thin strands of string like fiber? if so then it is the insulation and not a big deal however, this is still a safety issue especially with small children, you shold get some electrical tape and cover the affected area with a few layers to prevent the area from getting larger.

Replacing Power Cord Kenmore Progressive Upright
ANSWER : That actually sounds correct, if it’s the model I’m thinking of. As long as you’re talking about connecting to the wires that are held in by the wire nuts you should be good to go.
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Cord rewind The power cord is jammed and won’t go in or out. I can’t find a way to get the cover off to have a look at it. Any suggestions please?
Power cord jammed won’t go in or out. Can comeone tell me how to undo the casing to get to the power cord?
ANSWER : Which model do you have..

How to replace power cord on Hoover WindTunnel upright vacuum
ANSWER : The aforementioned solutions probably never even attempted this fix on this model. The handle does NOT need to come off. but the 5 screws on the front housing DO: 2 above the light and 3 below it. Then to get the colored housing off you need to access 2 screws on the underside that are beneath the agitator roller. To do that, obviously the 4 screws holding the bottom plate need to come off too. Here’s a link to a schematic that might help as you attempt to do this, (assuming that you still do!) http://www.elkypro.com/hoops2005/vacuum_parts/hoover/U5461-900.html

Once you have the main body housing cover off, then you can access the 2 screws atop of each trunnion cover that holds the motor assembly cover halves together. If you’ve made it this far, then gently pry apart the motor halves keeping even as yo do. Now you can see all the wiring necessary to cut and splice. Happy cord replacing! As for me, I am headed for the store, as I am not so sure I can remember how to get the darn thing put back together. But it was fun taking it apart!

The power brush floor rug attachment on my Eureka 6997 A Oxygen Canister Vacuum goes on an off as I use it. I replaced the The power cord from the handle has 2 plug in connections:
1 at the handle / upper wand
1 at the lower wand top of the power brush attachment

I replaced the entire wand assembly and it worked great for a year or so and now it’s doing the same thing again. I was told to keep the power switch on the handle set to off when connecting the power brush attachment or it will bu

ANSWER : This is from the prongs not making a good connection causing an arch inside the plugg causing what looks like rust on the plugg. I would try snugging up the connection by squeezing the female section to get a better connection on the prongs when it is plugged in together.

Oreck Upright Hi Redev, I’m not sure what model I have (about 6 years old…upright, looks like the one in the picture). I changed the belt (which was torn) and then the next time I used it, it cut off on me. Now if won’t turn on at all. (I turn the switch on and off and nothing happens as if it is not plugged in but it is!). I noticed at the top where the power cord enters the handle, it is all frayed. Could the electrical wires have detached? Anything you think I should check before taking it
ANSWER : The cord could be bad and will ahve to be replaced. It would have to have a problem inside the handle or down by the motor.

My Discovery 4210 Roomba will run normally for about 20 minutes on a smooth, wooden floor. It then begins the following sequence: run forward a few inches, turn in a tight counter-clockwise circle a few revolutions, stop, power off a few seconds, power up, repeat cycle from forward run. The sequence can be repeated seemingly endlessly if I don’t turn off the power manually. I’ve replaced the motor, and led revolution sensor system on the left drive wheel. I’ve blown the dust out of everywhere. A
ANSWER : This robot vacuum has a electronic micro processor that controls the unit and tells it how to operate and where to go based on programmed parameters. It’s quite a technical marvel. I have dropped a link here for contacting the company tech support line. They will be able to find a replacement part or give you the correct solution to the misbehavior of the machine.

Go here:

http://homesupport.irobot.com/cgi-bin/irobot_homesupport.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php?p_subject=Side%20wheel%20error%20message%20persists%20after%20troubleshooting%20-%20FAQ%20498&prod_lvl1=788&p_prods=788&p_pv=1.788