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How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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Airflow Issues

If the device is clogged, or the dirt cup is full, this may cause the unit to overheat. Unplug the unit and allow it cool, empty the dirt cup and clean the filter.

Blockages or dirty filters may cause this to happen, the safety cut off will activate and switch off the electrical supply. If the cleaner has cut out, simply unplug and check for a blockage or dirty filters.
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.
The most common cause of vacuum cleaner not picking up dirt properly is clogged air filter. Remove the filter and either clean or replace it as needed.
If there is something that has become caught in the hose in another part of the system, the airflow will be reduced and can cause overheating and a shut down. Clear out hoses, attachments, and brushes of any hair, dirt, and debris. This will allow for restored airflow and should get things going again.
If your Dirt Devil Gator (Model Number: BD10100) isn`t starting or staying on for more than 15 seconds, you may need to replace the battery. Follow this guide to replace the battery to keep your Dirt Devil Gator in use! However before using this guide, you may not need to full replace the battery, just charge it!
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.
How long do vacuum cleaners last? According to Consumer Reports, vacuum cleaners last a median of eight years.
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.

If the device is not creating sufficient suction or powering on, the motor could be obstructed. Unscrew the screws from the side of the Dirt Devil Gator. Once removed, notice the motor device (the largest one) and inspect to ensure no dirt or debris is obstructing or damaging the motor or its fans!
Soil and Plant Debris

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.

If the Dirt Devil Gator will not sufficiently charge or stay powered, the charger port could be malfunctioning. The charger port is underneath the handle of the device. Examine the port to ensure it is not broken, obstructed, or malfunctioning.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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The Dirt Devil Featherlite vacuum cleaner throws up the dirt back out. Sometimes the vacuum cleaner doesn’t pick up any dirt
ANSWER : You have a blocked vacuum hose take hose off and out side. Push the garden hose from one end to the other, this will push out the blockage

My dirt devil vacuum cleaner is not working – Dirt Devil M130000 ''i'' Dual Cyclonic Upright Vacuum Cleaner Vacuum
ANSWER : Please specify whether the vacuum motor does not turn on when you flip the switch or it simply does not have suction.

I need the manual for a dirt devil hand held wet pickup vacum..dirt devil spot scrubber….model #SE2850…could you please help…that is messed up ..i will not pay for it
ANSWER : Follow the link below to download your manual. It’s free!
.http://www.dirtdevil.com/manuals/?id=8d4f4999-67e5-47f1-a43a-7714b3d2c430

DIRT DEVIL VACUUM 4 MONTH OLD AND HOSE SPLIT TOOK BACK TO ARGOS TRIED TO INFER IT WAS MY FAULT ENYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM ? THE STRETCH HOSE SPLIT AND I HAVE NOT HAD THIS HAPPEN WITH ENY OTHER CLEANER THE SALES GIRL IN ARGOS SAYS THIS WAS MY FAULT . DIRT DEVIL VACUUM DDCYLBG5 BAGGED CYLINDER G TABERN.
ANSWER : From the Argos website… they must repair or replace or refund, up to 1 year. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, go over her head.. .If there’s a fault with the product…
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  • Please note that all large kitchen appliances are excluded from our 30 day guarantee, but if your item develops a fault within 30 days, call us on 0845 640 0800 and one of our agents will assist you with your problem. If faulty and if it cannot be repaired we will arrange a replacement free of charge or you can opt for a refund. .
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How to close dirt cup on 10 amp dirt devil 10 AMP dirt devil power air cyclone vac
ANSWER : Go here.> http://dirtdevil.com/search/?q=UD40135&type=3 click on your vac then you can download the manual

Dirt Devil R088100. Cloth Was Sucked Into Hole Below Dirt Holder
ANSWER : Brad, Hopefully it is the belt that you smell burning. I would start by removing the underneath side of the vacuum head. Normally just a few screws that are meant to be remove for general maintanence and circumstances such as this. After removing the screws this should reveal the dirty side of life to you. You may need to remove the roller brush, and inspect the ends to make sure the brush rolls freely while holding the ends. If not the ends may need to be cleaned of hair and strings: ends should pop of and a shaft runs through the middle connecting them. Clean and replace. Move on up the path the dirt travels. The neck where the head and vacuum come together is the next jamming point, if this is where the cloth is lodged chances are the motor may have over heated due to clogging. Your vacuum may have a automatic shut off. You will need to contact Dirt Devil to see if there is a reset for the motor. There are propellers / fan blades at the end of the neck just before the motor housing. This is most likely where the clothe has logged itself causing the brushes on the electric motor to emit the burning smell, if you can remove all obstructions and the unit still does not turn on, check with dirt devil about the reset, Hope this helps.

Hello, my names Travis. I was contacting you in concern of my Kenmore Quick Clean 12AMP Vacum Cleaner. My girlfriend took the bottom off the vacum and removed the belt because the vacum wasnt picking up. I know have a new belt i just dont know where to put it on the vacum to reinstall it
ANSWER : Look for grooves on the motor shaft and on the brush shaft.

Dirt finder I have a Hoover U6439-900.  After the cleaner was used a few times, the dirt finder light cycles between green and red on the regular setting and will not go to green.  On the sensitive setting, the red light stays on most of the time.  I have tried to run the cleaner to remove any dirt but have not solved the problem.
ANSWER : The sensor may be bad, or it may be coated over with dirt. Re,ove the hose at the back of the vacuum, the head of the sensor is down inside that opening, reach in there and clean it off and see it that corrects the problem, if not replace the sensor.