How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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The best thing to do is to put it on the charger for 30 minutes or so, and then try to switch it on. If it switches on, that`s great, and it was correctly switched off while charging. However, if doesn`t switch on, that might mean that it wasn`t switched off during charging.
It lights up when it`s time to charge your toothbrush, as there is only enough power left in the battery for 1 or 2 more brushes.
There are two main causes for charging faults inside the toothbrush, either damaged components for example from being dropped or from water seeping inside, or a failed battery.
Sometimes the head of the electric toothbrush may become stuck on its handle, preventing it from spinning. If your electric toothbrush is not spinning, try placing it under lukewarm water. The water will help loosen the head, allowing you to remove the head easily.
The average life span of an electric toothbrush is 3-5 years.
It lights up when it`s time to charge your toothbrush, as there is only enough power left in the battery for 1 or 2 more brushes. Now would be a good time to charge it.
For brushes in our Pro series, you will notice a battery charging and low battery status indicator directly on the handle. If you have a Genius or iO handle, you will notice a charging indicator as well as a battery status symbol.
The best way to check whether the Oral-B Vitality brush is charging is to pick the toothbrush up off the charger after 30 minutes and switch it on. If it comes to life, you know it`s charging. Switch it back off and leave it on the charging stand for the full 16 hours it needs to complete a full charge.
As a rule, it`s safe to leave your toothbrush on the charger. The charging stand serves two purposes. The first is to provide a place for the toothbrush to sit when it`s not being used. Secondly, it`s a quick and convenient way of recharging when the battery is low.
The head of an electric toothbrush wears down over time, so if yours isn`t working correctly anymore and feels loose orwobbly when you put it back on its charger base, it`s time for an upgrade.
Simply go to, select your Region, Country and Language and then click on the “Online Repair Services” button. If you`re unable to fix the problem and need to send your toothbrush for service, you can use the online service to print off a pre-paid mailing label and get a tracking number.
That being said, no, you can`t overcharge your toothbrush. It`s perfectly fine to leave your base plugged in and allow your toothbrush to charge every time you`re finished using it.
How to reset the toothbrush. Press and hold the button on the toothbrush for about 10 seconds: the LED will display different colors and then the LED will turn-off. Turning the toothbrush on results in the LED blinking white, meaning that the toothbrush has been successfully reset.
Remove the battery, wait for 1 minute, reinsert the battery, and turn on the unit again.
Unclip the carrier for the pressure warning light wires and gently remove the carrier from the top shaft (arrowed below) then put it to one side. You should now be able to unclip the circuit board at the motor end of the board and slide it out. Finally, remove the battery from the toothbrush.
“The average person should be swapping out for a new toothbrush every three to four months,” explains Dr. Sienna Palmer, DDS, dentist at Meridien Dental in Santa Monica, CA. “This is recommended to ensure that the bristles are still effective and bacteria accumulation on the toothbrush is minimal.”
The Oral B iO says it helps protect your gums with the Smart Pressure Sensor You choose a colour for the light ring but then it will turn red when you`re brushing too hard and a green one when brushing just right helps. That at a glance feedback is huge.
Blue LED light paired with sonic technology to clean and brighten the teeth with every use.
A: Sounds like it needs to be recharged. Leave it on the charger for 8hrs. If the blinking doesn`t stop you have a more serious problem requiring a new battery (it`s easier to buy a new handle). Helpful?
Oral-B toothbrushes that use alkaline batteries, such as our Pro-Health Clinical (Type 3744) brush, should last between 4 and 6 weeks on fresh batteries. Rechargeable electric toothbrushes with NiMH batteries can last up to 2 weeks on a full charge.
With our Oral-B Vitality and all Oral-B toothbrushes with a `mode` button, pressing the on/off button once will switch the toothbrush on, and pressing it again will switch it off.
Depending, on the type of rechargeable electric toothbrush you have, it will take anywhere between 12 to 18 hours on average to fully charge your brush. If you have an Oral-B iO Series 7/8/9 brush, the full charge time is only about 3 hours!
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.

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I have a Roomba 560 (it’s still in warranty !!) and, after my summer vacation, it has a problem.
When I’m charging Roomba, the orange light blinks (and this is normal!) but this orange blinking continues forever…. the light doesn’t change to green.
If I detach Roomba from the charger, the light become green and it works normally until the light changes to red and I have to charge it again.



ANSWER : The problem is not with the charger itself but it is with the battery inside the Roomba. It sunds like one or more of the cells has gone bad so its not holding the same charge as it did. I would recomend sending it in while the warranty is still valid so they will replace it. Your charger and the Roomba itself should be fine.

A few tips to keep the battery working longer:
Only charge the battery when it is drained all the way to zero. It will help keep the battery active.

Only charge the battery until it is full and then disconect it from the power source. It will keep it active longer plus it will help keep your electric bill down.

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Roomba Charging? Flashing Lights
ANSWER : Call iRobot. Your charger is broken.

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I want to recharge my Philips PET741 D/05 portable DVD Player. But when I push the plug into the charging point on the side of the player,at one point, as the plug goes in, there is a quick flash of red – but no more. The red charging light does not light up, and the player does not charge. The plug cannot be held at the point where the sudden momentary flash takes place
ANSWER : 1.With the AC power unit plugged in to the wall plug into your dvd player and wiggle it a little bit and see if the light goes on or off. If so the the power port is bad. .2.Try a different wall outlet to see if it helps..3.Ensure there are no cuts or rips in the power cord. .4.If you have done the following steps and the cord looks good it may be your battery on the dvd player itself..5.If the battery is defective you may need to purchase a new one, keep in mind you may need to purchase another dvd player if you are unable to locate the battery seperatly..6.I would suggest contacting the manufacture and see if you could get just the battery. Hope this helps.

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The unit is charged, the charge indicator light is green, and the three lights on the top are lighted and steady but nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
ANSWER : Press each cycle button and see if it starts up. I don’t know if this is new and you just got it, but if so, you may need to remove any straps and retainers blocking the brushes etc.

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My purple Dyson Animal (without the ball) isn’t working correctly. When I turn it on, the red power light, as well as the medium pile buttons flashes. When I first turn it on, the brush rotates for 3 to 5 seconds, then once I start moving the vacuum, it stops and that’s when the lights start flashing. I’ve checked the filters, they are dry and installed correctly. What could be the problem?
ANSWER : I need help repairing my Dyson. I cannot push the buttons down to select Short pile/Medium pile or bare floor. The buttons will not push down at all. It will not allow me to select anything. I have very short pile carpet so it does not pick up that well.

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I have iRobot Roomba 4210 and I have a problem with charge battery. The battery is new. When I charging a battery in other iRobot Roomba the battery was full charged. When I charging in my iRobot Roomba the battery was empty. My fast charger is OK.
ANSWER : The charging circuit on the main board is fried. This is a common issue. You need some good electronic repair skills, and equipment, to replace the problem components

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My robot will not charge. Tried multiple resets and new battery from (both suggested by Irobot customer service) but got nowhere. The vacuum did work for a short time (until the new partially charged battery ran out). If I bypass the internal charging circuits and charge directly from the charger (with jumpers)
the robot seems to work fine. Unfortunatey, there is no mechanism to turn off the charge cycle, so this is not practical.
ANSWER : Replace the battery charger

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Dyson 18 slim the rotating brush bar will not rotate. Was working fine until I got the edge of a tablecloth caught in the brush, pulled it out ok but now the brush will not rotate fast, but will rotate by hand . Any ideas.
ANSWER : If the DC18 has a proteted belt then it will have to be replaced by a Dyson engineer or repairer. If the cleaner has a removable sole plate where the beater bar is then remove it and replace the belt – sounds like the belt has snapped and needs to be replaced. if your DC18 is still relatively new it should still be under guarantee.

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