vents and the brushes will turn manually.
Hoover F6020-900 SteamVac Upright Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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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.
If both your foam filter and felt filter have not been cleaned in the past month, this may be why your vacuum has lost suction. To clean the foam and felt filters, remove the dust cup and pull out the two filters that are on the top of the motor base. Rinse the filters with lukewarm water until the water runs clear.
The simplest place to start: empty your dirt container. Debris in the main cyclone passage will cut suction rapidly. If the container was really full, you should also check the filters because they can get loaded with dust if the Dirt container is too full. Test the vacuum, and see if the suction is back.
One of the easiest ways to increase vacuum cleaner suction is to empty the dust bag or container. Dust containers need to have enough space for airflow, otherwise, they could get clogged and have less suction power. Regularly check your dust compartment and empty or change it when it`s already 70-80% full.
Many reasons can cause low refrigerant suction pressure, i.e.: low indoor temperature, dirty filters, restricted ducts, undersized ducts, closed dampers, frosted coils, restricted refrigerant line, restricted piston, incorrect piston, restricted strainer, bad indoor blower motor ect.
To reset your shark vacuum, put the Power button in the On-Off position and keep the vacuum unplugged. If necessary, clear the hose. Once it has cooled completely, plug the vacuum back in again.
If the roller brush is not spinning, it cannot pick up dust. One reason could be that the power button is not set to position II, which runs the roller brush. If the button does not work, here is the link to the power button replacement guide. Another reason is that the roller brush could be broken.
A Dyson vacuum cleaner has a lifespan of around 10 years. This is considerably longer than most other vacuums. So, if you`re looking for a high-quality vacuum cleaner that will last you for a long time, a Dyson could be a good choice. However, remember that Dyson vacuums are expensive.
Boil old suction cups to revive them.

Take the pot off of heat and drop your suction cups in for about 30 seconds. Take them out with a pair of tongs and pat them dry on a lint-free towel. Try to use the suction cups right after you dry so they`re still warm and flexible.

All vacuum cleaners operate based on air flowing from the opening at the cleaning head or tool, through the vacuum cleaner and the bag and/or filter system and then out the exhaust port. This airflow is created by the vacuum motor, which also may be referred to as the suction motor.
Compressor suction pressure is too low or liquid returns, what should be done? 1) If refrigerant filled is insufficient, please add refrigerant. 2) If indoor temperature is set too low, please set it higher. 3) If filters are clogged with dirt, please replace the filters.
Suction is the air pressure differential between areas. Removing air from a space results in a pressure differential. Suction pressure is therefore limited by external air pressure. Even a perfect vacuum cannot suck with more pressure than is available in the surrounding environment.
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.
Belt Broken: Shark brushes are operated by a belt. If this belt breaks, the brush roll will not spin. You can easily check the belt by either removing the base plate on the Shark or – if you have some experience – by spinning the brush roll by hand and feeling for tension.
Our confidence in our design and quality control means that your new Shark vacuum cleaner is guaranteed for a total of 5 years. Our cordless handheld vacuum cleaner models are covered by a 12-month guarantee extendable to a total guarantee period of 2 years subject to registration.
How and when to clean/replace your Dyson filter. Your Dyson vacuum cleaner may include one or more filters that need to be cleaned to keep your machine operating at its best. Washing your Dyson filter is quick and easy.
We recommend replacing your air purifier filter every 12 months. That`s because over time, filters can get clogged with pollutants, and even let unpleasant odors back into the room.
Check the LED light to determine the battery level. A solid blue light indicates that the machine is in normal operating mode. A flashing blue light indicates that there is no power, and the battery needs to be charged for a minimum of 3.5 hours.
In many cases, you probably can repair a Dyson yourself, especially when it comes to common issues (see below). However, even if your machine needs some extra TLC by a Dyson expert, it can be worth getting it repaired.
Over time, all batteries are subject to degradation. So if your run time has declined when the machine is not in Max / Boost mode, it might be time to buy a new battery. All our machines come with a 2-year initial warranty that includes the battery.
Use a mild detergent or a mixture of bleach and water (1 part bleach/10 parts water) and rinse thoroughly. Follow the instruction manual when disinfecting the mechanics of the unit. Never submerge the suction unit. Use disinfectant wipes to clean all outer surfaces, including control knobs, screens and handles.
The suction power is measured in Watt (W) and is typically between 250 W and 450 W for machines with 1 motor. 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).
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.

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No suction When I turn the vac on it sounds ok but there is no suction and the brushes don’t turn. Alot of air does come out of the two exhaust vents and the brushes will turn manually.
ANSWER : Hey, how are you ?
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.here are a ew things that could be causing you sorrow
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.1.) Check your vacume to ensure that it isnt clogged anywhere
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.2.) before your compressor and after the filer, this part is where the suction takes place, check to see that it isnt clogged or that it isnt broken…
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.3.) check your packing (diapharam) in the vacume oto see if it ruptured(has a hole or broken)
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.4.) Check for lears on the vacume, basically run a pice of paper all over it and see if it is pulled to the vacume.
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.Once air is coming out the back, it means the compressor is working, but it alos means that the vacume is clogged, or a compartment that is u\\supposed to be sealed is broken, or it has a leak somewhere..

My bet is that it is clogged somewhere, take it apart you will find it..

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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No suction I have the central vac type. It has no suction at the can. I pulled the hose going to the walls and tested there…and nothing. I removed the dirt can and checked the motor …it is spinning but does not feel like any suction. I checked the exhaust and it is pushing strong air out. I also cleaned the filter and still nothing. Is there a relay or something that would cause only exhaust air. I emptied the can of dirt and put it back together and have absolutely no air…..hear the motor
ANSWER : On some units there is a screen that protects the impeller of the motor. If this gets sealed off with debris then it is like putting a potato in the tail pipe of a car. Taking the top off the unit reveals the motor. DO UN-PLUG the unit first from the electrical outlet. Take off the exhaust piping if any to allow the motor to be lifted out of the canister. There is typically enough wire to allow this without taking any wires off. Look at the bottom of the motor to make sure the nut has not spun off the impeller and it is still attached to make suction. The look at the hole (aprox. 2″ round) to make sure it is clear of any debris. If it is not clean it and re-install everything. If the impeller is off the motor it is new motor time.
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.Hope this helps!!
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LlllSteam vac ws working very well–shilfted to using hand vac on furniture–when I shiftead back to wanting to use the floor vacuum using the 6
brushes and the floor vac system, the r6 rotaty
brushes will not turn or function. What do IO havae to do to get them to turn and function?
The lever on the side ils set for carpet terrain.
What do I do now to get brushed to turn and scrub
as they should and did previously.
James Yerges
1’630-232-2798
JMYerges&comcast.net
ANSWER : What is the exact model number of that unit. There are several with that name. The only things that it could be are the handle mechanism that activates the brushes or the indicator is not working nad the level that selects the brushes is not working. The unit has no belts.

Kenmore Canister Vac, Progressive, 25512 255513 model. Brush won’t turn. One end of the brush roller, end closest to belt, is off center which is keeping it from turning freely. The end cap is like a square. Other ends turns fine. Do these end caps come off? If so how? Can’t get it to budge. This is exactly what is keep brush roller from turning.
ANSWER : Take a flat head screw driver and pry the end cap off. It will come off. You might have some string or hair around it causing it to not turn.

No suction Just received my refurb. dyson animal bagless. Finally figured out how to get it all together, turned it on and there is no suction coming up thru the beater bar. The hair is just collecting around the bar and not going up into the canister. It appears all the suction is going thru the open red end of the attachment hose, which has a vented cover piece. Am I missing a piece or is there a switch to turn of the attachment suction?
ANSWER : So the red hose isn’t connected to a part on the vaccum so like it is connected to the connester but not to an opening just above the beater bar, this is the only idea i can supply you with. good luck, maybe i got lucky and helped you out.

Stopped running My mother’s Oreck vacuum sound as if there was something bogging the rotating brush down. I pulled the bottom cover off and found nothing wrapped around or restricting the brush. I tried to finish vacuuming with the problem then I turned it off to move a chair and turned it back on it would do nothing. Any suggestions as to what could be causing the vacuum to sound as if the rotating brush is being restricted from turning. There was not odor of burning as if the motor was in a bi
ANSWER : Orecks have a plastic fan inside and everything you pick up hits it, sometimes things can get stuck in there or break the fan locking up the motor. With the machine off, poke around where the dirt goes into the motor, behind the roller and see if you can pull anything out.

Rotating bruch My vaccum brush will not turn. This happened after sucking up a cord that wrapped arou8nd the brush. I was able to pull the cord back out but now the brush will not turn. The vaccum does turn on an sounds like it is working with no soinning brush.
ANSWER : Take off the bottom cover where the roller brush is a few screws should be all it takes underneath cover should be roller and belt if belt is broke replace it lift up roller there is a slot for the belt to run in put other end should be the motor side put belt around pulley bar put it back the same way it came off.

hope this helps