Vacuums\015 I have a kirby g2000, my husband was vacuuming, changed the bag and now it isn’t sucking up dirt and almost seems to be blowing it out. I have my suspicions it might need a new belt, but I’m not sure. I can’t remember if there are any settings that might switch it to blowing instead (just in case it accidentally got switched). Any ideas?\015
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Plugged vacuum hoses are sometimes the reason for a loss in suction. Hoses can get clogged with hair, dust bunnies, string, or anything else that can`t pass through the other end of the hose. Airways inside the machine should be looked at as well. Wherever there is an air passage, check it.
A little bit of water can do wonders for boosting a suction cup`s grip. Using warm water, rinse the whole cup so it softens it up. Shake the drops of water off the cup quickly and then put it up on the wall. That can often do the trick.
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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?
.Usually its in the hose – look closely.. Stretch the hose out straight and look in there good..
.Or a clog could be in the vac close to where the hose conects to the vac on either end..
.This is most case scenario with these types of vacs..
.I hope this helps !!
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