Bissell Lift-Off(R) Revolution(R) Turbo Upright Vacuum\015 My Bissell Turbo vacuum cleaner is 2-3 years old. While I was using it today the motor shut off (the light went out but the brush was still on). I examined it and noticed that there was nothing in the canister. Instead, the space around the filter above the canister was full. I emptied that and tried using it again. No luck. I felt the plastic in front of the motor and it felt warm. So I waited until it cooled and tried again. The motor came on and I resumed vacuuming. But after fewer than 5 minutes it shut down again. I can’t get the job done this way. What to do?\015

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Overheating usually occurs because the dust bag has not been emptied, filter has not been cleaned or there is a blockage in the floor tool, wand or bent hand piece. If your vacuum shuts down unexpectedly, make sure you turn the vacuum off and unplug it from the wall socket.
You may have stalled the brush motor. To reset, turn off and unplug, then plug back in and turn on. The brush roll may have lodged debris or other entanglements keeping the brush from rotating. To fix, you`ll need to remove the brush roll to inspect.
If the filter bag or canister is too full, it cannot pick up any additional particles and will simply jam or the motor will overheat and shut down. So, when you suspect your unit is about 75 per cent full, empty it! Don`t wait until it`s packed to the brim, clean it out and prevent the breakdown.
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.
The wrong voltage supply: Too many volts or too few volts can be damaging to a motor. When your motor doesn`t have the right voltage support, it needs to work harder to perform, which causes parts to overheat. A poor surrounding environment: A motor needs room to breathe so it can perform at its best.
If the voltage is too low it makes the motor draw more current causing it to overheat. If the voltage is too high it will saturate the steel or cause the motor to run too fast, both of which can cause the motor to draw excess current and then overheat.
If your brush is not turning it could be due to a broken Belt or a seized Brush Roll, follow these steps to resolve: Turn off and unplug machine. Use a Phllips-head screwdriver to remove 3 screws, 2 in the belt cover and 1 on the brush roll mount. Remove belt cover.
A strong odor from the shellac that coats the copper coil windings is an indicator that the motor is about to or has burnt out. If the motor is still running, even if it turns on and off by itself as it is heating and cooling, you can still run the motor until it gives up for good.
Once all of the checks have been done allow the cleaner to cool down which is usually around 45 minutes. Once its cooled down and plugged back in it should start to work again as the cut out is designed to automatically reset.
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.
Overheating due to clogged exhaust filter

The exhaust filter can also get clogged, causing a problem with the motor cooling. Therefore, you should also check the exhaust filter if the vacuum cleaner smells burnt. It is usually located on the top or back of the unit, right where the exhaust air comes out.

Overheated Motor

If your vacuum was working fine and then suddenly shut off, it may have overheated. Most vacuums are equipped with a thermal protector safety switch that won`t allow the motor to run when it becomes overheated. You will need to wait for 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on your machine, to try again.

Increases in the temperature of an electric motor reduce its lifespan. The winding insulation deteriorates, and the bearings may also deteriorate.
Wait until the gauge moves back to the normal range or the light extinguishes before you open the hood. DON`T wait for it to get better on its own. An overheating engine won`t repair itself, and you should bring your car in to Jiffy Lube as soon as you can.
To verify overheating, you`ll need to get the motor up and running again — this time with methods of monitoring it: Check the thermal reset button on your motor if it`s equipped with one. This is the quickest, easiest way to qualify an overheat.
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.
If your agitator doesn`t spin when the machine is running, the belt could be stretched or broken. Here`s how to find out: Making sure your vacuum is unplugged, turn the power head over and attempt to spin the agitator by hand. If the agitator spins freely without resistance, the belt is broken and needs to be replaced.
[00:01:18.97] The light will blink red when the unit is charging without a full battery. When fully charged, the light will be solid green.
The warm air is perfectly normal. Vacuum cleaners blow air out to keep the motor cool and this may feel quite warm. There is a safety cut out to switch the product of if there is a problem. If the product is not cutting out then it is ok!
Wait until the engine completely cools — at least 30 minutes. You might be able to speed up the cooling process if you can pop the hood with a latch located inside the car cabin. But, do not touch or attempt to open the hood until the engine is completely cool. Check the coolant/antifreeze reservoir.
How long can a car overheat before damage occurs? It only takes 30-60 seconds of overheating for permanent damage to infiltrate a vehicle. As soon as you notice signs of overheating, you need to act. Failure to do so might result in troubles like coolant leaks, damaged radiator caps, and a faulty cooling fan.
Any negative pressure significantly below standard atmospheric pressure (760 Torr/mmHg, 29.9 inHg or 14.7 PSI) is considered a vacuum.
The two main indicators to determine vacuum power performance are water lift and airflow. The water lift is measured in mmH2O, mbar or kPa. It represents the suction force and is the reference parameter for vacuuming liquids and heavy materials. The airflow is measured in m3/h or in l/s.
Vacuuming every day, or even a few times a day, is not going to create any long term problems. `But,` you might be thinking, `doesn`t the brushes spinning over the carpet on a beater bar wear it out? ` Sure, but a very small amount.

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Miele Cat & Dog vacuum gets VERY hot and is VERY loud. Hose has no restrictions and I have changed the dust compartment (motor) filter and the exhaust filter. It still gets hot when I run it with the top open and all filters removed, so I’m guessing the problem is with the motor. Should I be going into the motor compartment? If so, what am I looking for?
ANSWER : Hi
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.The fact that it gets very hot could be due to a number of issues.,but the fact that it started making a very loud noise at the same time suggests that there might be more problems maybe brushes etc.
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.If you could describe the sound it makes like a squeeling or electrical buzzing I know this might be difficult ,but it would help in the diagnosis.
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.I will try to get more information on the unit ,meanwhile here is the user manual pdf if you don’t have it: http://www.miele.co.uk/Resources/OperatingInstructions/S%205001%20series%20S%205211_5781.pdf

Motor gets hot and stops running
ANSWER : Is there suction?
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.call bissell and do a walk through.. you have a clog somewhere and its killing that motor.. with the hose off (completely) the machine does it still have the problem? if no add a part. check again.. this machine is completely home serviceable..

Motor Fried? Eureka 431BX Vacuuming, and then all of the sudden the motor just stopped. Well idk if it’s called the motor; the beater bar still spun, it was just the fan that stopped spinning Here is the whole vacuum in pieces http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/SirFafner/Vacuum001.jpg Bottom Part, beater bar already taken out [Functions Fine] http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/SirFafner/Vacuum002.jpg White Wire connecting to the fan motor [Looks black, i think it’s fried, and that’s the
ANSWER : Funny you said that,I went today and bought a bissel at Wal-Mart.Sure hope it lasts longer then the Eureka did.I will probably try to take the other one back to the store if I can find the receipt.Thanks so much.

When the vaccum is running the motor gets hot & smells & is very noisy.
ANSWER : Sounds like yu may have a clog, either in the inlet by the brush roll, or the hose. If the hose comes loose, see if there is suction there. If no suction then it is clogged. If suction, then the inlet maybe clogged.

The motor won’t run. There was interupted running
ANSWER : What model#? Plus check to see if their is a reset switch, sometimes on hoover the switches do go bad, but if the unit is new could be still under warranty

Motor running extremely hot
ANSWER : You might want to check the brushroll. It may need to be replaced. The brushroll end caps on your model should come off easily and if there is a collection of hair, etc under them and you can clean it out, do so. If it is impossible to clean out, you must replace the brush. You can get one at any Eureka/Sanitaire dealer or warranty station. If you have a model 1934, you can upgrade to a better metal brushroll which won’t give you as much trouble.

Hello, I have a problem with my Eureka Powerline bagged upright vacuum. It has a 12 amp motor and is model #4352, Type D. It was probably bought new in 1998. My problem is, while vacuuming today the motor seemed to slow down all of the sudden and then began smelling like burning rubber. I shut the vacuum off to check for blockages but could not find anything blocked. When I then turned it on again it runs but seems to only be running at 1/2 the motor speed and still has the rubber buring smell.
ANSWER : It sounds like a rubber sealing in the motor has come loose and is being constantly rubbed against the walls of the motor with would cause the smell and loss of motor speed caused by the fricton of rubber against the rod so if you can get to the motor try to open it and see if you can get it if not take it to a small engine repair service hope this was helpful:)

Suction problem I have a Hoover Widepath Fold Away, 12 amp motor vacuum cleaner and the problem I am having is every time I vacuum, the vacuum gets clogged up with carpet. I am probably only able to do one stroke then it gets clogged and I have to stop and unclog it or it spits it out on the carpet. This is very frustrating and I don’t get much vacuuming done. Please can you help me. Thank you. Gwen email is [email protected]
ANSWER : Get rid of the carpet its shredding and falling apart.no sence in vacuuming old rotten carpet.or try using a vacuum without a brush roller and just suction