ing process, but now instead of picking up the dirt it keeps dumping the dirt and trash on the carpet. I am at my wit’s end!
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How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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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.
Oreck Vacuum bags available for all Oreck upright and canister vacuums. Oreck XL is one of the most popular Oreck vacuum cleaners but there are two different types of bags that fit XL models (with bag dock or without bag dock) so it is important to use your model number to determine the correct bags for your machine.
Loose connections will cause your vacuum cleaner to lose suction. Make sure that the dust container, the hose, the tube and the brush are all attached properly. If the problem continues, your vacuum cleaner might have a technical problem. If you suspect this to be the case, contact an authorised service agent.
Low suction or poor pick-up may be due to a clog in the vacuum cleaner. If you notice a change in the sound of the motor or a reduction in the spinning action, check for clogs. First, remove the Easy Empty dirt tank from the vacuum and discard all dirt and debris.
Your filters get clogged with bacteria, dust, smoke, mold, and other particles. These can all affect the air quality in your home as well as the performance of your vacuum`s cleaning abilities, if the filter is clogged you will find the suction and general performance of your vacuum will be minimized.
The Oreck family sold their vacuum cleaner business to private equity investors in 2003, initially American Securities Capital Partners. Ten years later, following Chapter 11 bankruptcy it was purchased by Techtronic Industries.
A full bag will reduce the effectiveness of your vacuum cleaner, as well as contribute to poor air quality. It could even cause damage to the machine itself which could be expensive or impossible to repair. The take-home message is: check vacuum bags regularly and replace them when they are more than half full!
A senior test project leader stated that one of his top tips for lengthening a vacuum`s lifespan is “Don`t let the bag or bin get filled to the brim, which can clog the machine.” In addition to the extra work, dust escaping from a reused bag tends to go right back into the motor, causing damage.
The suction power is to be measured at the end of the tube of a complete vacuum cleaner (i.e. with tube, hose and filters – but without nozzle). Some manufacturers show the results from measurements made at the suction of the actual vacuum cleaner.
Factors may include having a bad motor, incompatible pump applications or poor ventilation. Constant overheating may indicate a malfunction.
Vacuum means the absence of all matter including air. As there is no air in the vacuum, air pressure will be zero.
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.
Blocked filters or an overfull bag can put extra pressure on the motor, causing it to overheat. To fix the problem, empty the bag and clean or replace the filters. A hot cable or plug can happen if the motor had to work too hard.
If the filter isn`t clean, it can impact the performance of the vacuum. Dirty vacuum filters can restrict airflow so the suction won`t be as strong. So, what are some steps you can take to extend the life on your filter? First, make sure you unplug your vacuum before doing anything!
To clean a foam filter, submerge it in water, squeeze it to allow the dirt to escape the foam, and allow it to air dry before putting it back in your vacuum. If you want the room to smell really nice next time you`re vacuuming, add a few drops of essential oil to the foam.
Description. The Oreck HEPA air purifier reduces VOCs from the air that passes through the filter.
The company behind the successful national chains Vacuums Etc. and My Oreck Store has chosen to consolidate all previous brands within the new David`s Vacuums brand name.
About Oreck

With nearly 50 years as an industry leader in the home cleaning business, Oreck Corporation has earned its reputation for making clean easy. Headquartered in Glenwillow, Ohio, Oreck is also the first and only major vacuum brand to bring customers a limited lifetime warranty.

This clogging will reduce the effectiveness of the vacuum and make it less able to pick up debris and dirt, and if the filter is not replaced regularly, it can release dust and other allergens back into the air, creating an unhealthy environment for asthma and allergy sufferers,” explains Mathew Morris, owner of Go …
Bagged vacuum cleaners tend to lose their suction as the bag starts filling. Even if they lose suction, these vacuum cleaners can find their clog easily. The suction in bagless vacuum cleaners remains constant and is also less messy when you dispose of the dust and dirt sucked up by the machine.
Rather than waiting for the canister to fill up all the way, the Vacuum Experts suggest you empty it after every use. If that`s not feasible, “empty the vacuum once it reaches half to two-thirds of the way full as a matter of habit,” the Vacuum Experts blog post recommends.
Can vacuum storage bags be reused? Yes. Vacuum storage bags can be used again and again.
Bugs that do survive the suction and stay alive in the vacuum bag can crawl out. Dispose of the vacuum bag or empty the canister when done vacuuming so that they don`t have the chance to get out. Discard in regular trash bags, and then spray bug killer into the bag or cover/seal it to make sure the bugs die.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

I have a DC07 and the brush wasn’t rotating and I had no suction at the brush but perfect suction through the hose. I noticed a large build up of dog hair around the brush so I took off the cover plate and removed all the hair, cleaned inside the floor/brush housing and cleaned out the hose. I also cleaned the filter and removed the other air access cover and made sure that they were clear. I put everything back and the brush still doesn’t turn and there is still no suction through the bottom
ANSWER : Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.
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.Here is a link that can assist you in your quest for the missing suction:
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.http://www.ehow.com/how_4779428_troubleshoot-dyson-vacuum.html
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.Also Dyson has very good info on cleaning here:
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.http://www.dyson.com/support/help.asp?article=38&product=DC07-SY-HEPA_US
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.When you get to the part where it asks “is brush head turning?” that you say No. The site is a bit lethargic but should help you get going properly again
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.Hopefully you find “Airway inspection” as part of your on-line step by step troubleshooting.
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.If you still have the problem after following the steps above reply / post here and we can proceed from there.
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My dyson d14 animal keeps cutting in and out. When it’s on, the hole above where the filter is, keeps making a loud suction noise and it won’t clean up hair and dirt.
ANSWER : Vacuum Cleaners require AIr-Flow. Your machine is not getting any air-flow. The noise you hear is a valve opening up to prevent your machine from overheating and burning out the motor.
You probably have an obstruction somewhere in the machine. Dysons are kind of known for that in the vacuum cleaner world.
Check all air channels and clean them out. If that fixes the problem you still might have issues that caused it to clog up.

I posted the part second because it takes 24 hours to complete it.
Be sure you wash your Washable Pre-filter. It needs to dry for 24 hours. Never put it back in the machine wet.

Once it is completely dry reinstall the pre-filter and your machine should be back to normal operating functions.

Let me know f this helps.

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No Suction I get great suction in the hose, but when I plug the hose back into the unit, there is no suction and the air flow indicator line goes completely red. I've changed the bag and filters. I took the small panel off the back and made sure there is no clog, and took the hose off to make sure there was no clog there. Still no suction. Please help.
ANSWER : I about to say that’s always a clog of some sort that causes that

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My carpet cleaner (bissell proheat plus) is not steaming, dispensing cleaner. Seems like there’s a little thingy that should be spinning or turning….. When I work a small area of carpet, it just leaves behind dry blobs of carpet gunk like pet hair. I had to use a carpet sweeper to clean up. FYI – I filled the cleaning fluid container and after trying to clean the carpet, it did empty out but the carpet isn’t wet. Any tips? The manual doesn’t help.
ANSWER : You need to replace the pump belt. Here is the belt you need:

Bissell ProHeat Belt

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My DC17 is only a few months old, but I’ve already had to clean the filter. Since I reassembled everything, I’m finding chunks of carpet fiber and dog fur on top of the filter inside the filter container. Iam getting slightly less suction from the floor assembly as well. I’ve checked the hoses, brush, and brushed out the inside of the plastic container, but hasn’t helped. Ideas??
ANSWER : Everyone needs to own an air compressor,
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.You blow it out every other time you use it.
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.Without compressed air, all vacuums will just
.basically quit

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My Bissell cleanview is NOT suctioning well, all filters, nozzles, attachements, canisters and belts are clean and in good repair. We’ve pretty much made sure everything that I can get to without completely dismantling the vacuum is super clean and/or new… still poor suction
ANSWER : Did u check the filter above the dirt cup?
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.twist the yellow piece and wash the filter

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Hover Elite Rewind
I’ve only had this vacuum a few months and I really liked it until now. There is almost no suction from anywhere in the vacuum, and I’ve cleaned all the filters and rollers with my shop vac and made sure that everything was assembled correctly. It used to be really quiet now it is quite loud and it keeps over heating, and shutting off. At this point I have no idea what could cause this problem, the machine is nearly brand new and I can’t afford a new one at this point.
ANSWER : You have to clean out the hose under the bottom of the vacuum cleaner. To do this you have to remove the bottom plate the covers the brush it has about 6 screws. Also remove the brush and belt in order to thourhly clean it. I had the same issue you had. Now it works like new after cleaning this out. The sucktion power is back and it doesn’t shut off on me any more. Hope that helps.

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Our Bissell Cleanview II 3576M does a great job except that the filter cup below the dirt cup gets full very fast and the dirt cup barely has anything in it. To clean the whole house, I have to empty the dirt cup and clean the filter several times. It didn’t use to work this way. It seems like something is missing, a gasket or seal maybe? I don’t think dirt, hair and debris should be going straight to the lower cup and bypassing the upper. I looked at the user guide but can’t see why it’s happen
ANSWER : Contact Bissell Direct for a parts diagram and support at
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.http://uk.bissell.com/EmailUs.aspx
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