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How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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Plugged vacuum hoses are sometimes the reason for a loss in suction. Hoses can get clogged with hair, dust bunnies, string, or anything else that can`t pass through the other end of the hose. Airways inside the machine should be looked at as well. Wherever there is an air passage, check it.
Turn the unit on and feel the suction at the end of the hose handle. If there is no or low suction, then the clog is in the hose. You can remove the clog by running a long, stiff object through the hose, such as a butter knife, starting at the wall end.
At idling speed, an engine at sea level should show a steady vacuum reading between 14 in. and 22 in. Hg. A quick opening and closing of the throttle should cause the vacuum to drop below 5 in., then rebound to 23 in. or more.
If the vacuum is still hard to push, tilt it back far enough that you can inspect the moving brush while the vacuum is running. Be careful to avoid getting too close to the moving parts. If you see that the brush is not turning, that means you will need to replace the brush belt.
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.Inevitably you’ll have to remove the sole plate and/or the rotary dial which may be screwed down. If it has cracked then you may have to seek a replacement. .
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.This is the pdf manual. If you look at page 12 you’ll see that the bottom of the machine has been pictured. Between the middle wheels near the brush (where arrows 4 and 2 are) you’ll find that the adjuster bar has a sprung mechanism. Now this is easy if you have time! If you take off the or just inspect the bar, check to see that nothing is clogged behind it. If it looks fine, check with your other hand by moving the rotary dial a couple of times and your other hand pressed down on the central bar between the wheels – if you can feel that the bar is moving whilst you turn the rotary dial then it should be working. Sometimes the spring that connects the dial to the bar can loosen and this may well have been the case. If you can unscrew the assembly do it gently as it will pop up to see if the spring has been put in place and then carefully put everything back together.
.Some uprights don’t allow the height adjuster to adjust whilst in the upright position though but if it doesn’t adjust at all then the spring has definately moved.
.what does that mean and how can i get into fax settings
.you have a bad connection somewhere in the unit
.this is a fire hazard and you should not use this until its been fixed
.could be a pinched wire or broken connections
.If this doesn’t solve the problem, the next possibility is that a spring has broken in the clutch/sensor device where the two drive belts meet. That will cause the sensor to “think” there’s more drag on the brush than there actually is, and hence to raise the height as before. This clutch (which isn’t really a clutch) has two toothed pulley wheels – one driven by the belt from the motor, the other driving the brush roll. Holding one wheel stationary, the other can be rotated slightly and there should be increasing resistance to that rotation. If the spring has broken there will be no resistance until you reach the limit stop. Unfortunately, if you’ve no experience of these units, it can be really difficult to know whether one is broken or not! The third possibility – failed circuit board – is, in my experience, the least likely. These are typically extremely reliable, and will usually last the life of the machine (25 years or more). I’ve never known one fail, but it’s always possible..
.I hope this helps. Any questions, just post here again and I’ll do what I can. Please remember to rate this response. Thanks!
.Step on the handle release, pull the handle back and lay the vac on its side. Then you can get the knob and the plate back together again.
.BTW, the reason I had this problem is because the front brush slows dramatically when using on carpet, I thought it was set too low, and turned the knob (in a manly fashion, putting it past its limit). Still working on that one. After inspecting the belt, looks like one worn and cracked spot gumming up the works.