Black & Decker CHV9600 Handheld Vacuum\015 It’s plugged into the recharge plug, but won’t charge enough to use. it’s 5 or so years old.\015

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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If your battery is not charging and the charger is rapid flashing and the battery is warm, it may be too hot– particularly after heavy or continued use. If so, please allow the battery to cool, then reinsert the battery on charger to try charging again.
The problem may lie in your vacuum cleaner`s adapter, charging dock, or battery and the electrical outlet. Try plugging your vacuum cleaner in to another outlet. If it is now working, the problem was in the first outlet that you have used. You should contact a certified electrician if you need to fix that outlet.
The batteries can be tested at one of our service centers. A service center list is available on line at or by calling our toll free number 1-800-544-6986. The batteries can also be tested using a digital multimeter.
Overtime the battery pack located in your vacuum will hold less charge and might not charge at all. This can be remedied by replacing the battery pack.
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.
All cordless vacuums have limited battery life and need to be recharged. On average, you can expect a cordless vacuums` battery to last between 15 to 40 minutes, which is hopefully all it takes to clean your floors or furniture. Once the battery dies, expect to charge it anywhere from 2 to 16 hours.
Under normal household use, the useful life of a 18v Ni-Cad battery is 150-200 full charge cycles before the user will feel that the battery should be replaced. The average number of charging cycles which can be expected from a Lithium-ion battery is 300.
If the battery is too hot or too cold, the LED will alternately blink red, fast and slow, one flash at each speed and repeat. Should you require a new charger, these can also be purchased through the Authorized Service Centers.
One significant reason why a car battery won`t hold a charge is age. Obvious signs that your battery is too old and worn out include corrosion and cracking. If it`s at least four years old, then it should probably be replaced. For younger batteries, a car that isn`t started for days or weeks can also lose its charge.
All rechargeable batteries are designed to charge and discharge on a regular basis. Left unused they slowly run flat and chemical reactions can occur which cause internal damage. In many starter batteries, for example, sulfates build up on the plate and crystallize which stops the unit from being able to charge.
Vacuum won`t turn on

Make sure the battery is fully charged, with the vacuum turned off while charging. After many cycles of use or after intense wear, the battery may lose charge over time or wont function at all. Contact Black and Decker for warranty coverage or replace the battery(!!!

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.
How long do vacuum cleaners last? According to Consumer Reports, vacuum cleaners last a median of eight years.
BLACK+DECKER`s dustbuster can run continuously for 12 to 15 minutes before losing steam.
All batteries and chargers are interchangeable with all the tools in the range, many of which can be bought as body only (without battery) machines – meaning you can save needless expenditure on additional batteries and chargers if you purchase additional tools for your tool kit.
If all you hear from the vacuum unit is a click at the when you try to start the vacuum motor from inside the house, then the motor in the unit is dead and has to be replaced. A strong odor from the shellac, which coats the copper coil windings, is an indicator that the motor is about to or has burnt out.
Place the appliance on the charging bracket (4). Plug in the charger. Switch on at the mains. Leave the appliance to charge for at least 21 hours.
Besides getting jammed with dirt and debris, the major problem that cordless vacuums face is a weak battery or failing recharger. Some cordless vacuum batteries are easily replaced while others are not and require that the entire unit be replaced.
Plug the charger directly into an electrical outlet. Use the charger only in a standard electrical outlet (120V/60Hz). Unplug the charger from outlet before any routine cleaning or maintenance. This product includes rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries.

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Stops I had my iRobot Roomba 530 in storage for 8 months. I didn’t remove the battery. When I plugged it in to recharge it, it did recharge after several resets but it would not dock itself once it had finished. It kept trying but I had to turn it off and manually dock it but it now won’t recharge at all. It is totally dead. What is the problem.
ANSWER : I had the same problem when I renovated my kitchen. With boxes of stuff everywhere it was impossible to use Roomba. When I tried to use it again a few months later, it would stop after only a few minutes work. I had to buy a new battery which cost in excess of $100. Its better to loan it to a friend to be used than to put it into storage.

Won’t recharge. very weak.
ANSWER : Hello,
.If you know that the charger is actually working and supplying the correct voltage.Then the age of the unit would suggest that the battery is exhausted and it would be cheaper to replace the whole unit.
.Hope this was a help.

Electrical My Kirby Ultimate G won’t turn on when it is supposed to, sometimes it will and sometimes it won’t …also I see greenish blue sparks in the machine where the handle attaches to the motor when it is on. As a side note, the shampoo attachment won’t make suds anymore.
.Please note……The Kirby has TWO safety switches that need to be engaged before it will operate. One is on the fan case in the front. It is activated by having an attachment attached to the front. (hose, power nozzle, etc.) .The other switch is on the side of the Kirby where the cloth bag attaches and is engaged by the little tab that sticks out from the side of the hard plastic cloth bag “boot”. The bag boot MUST be completely engaged to activate the safety switch and allow the Kirby to power on. If you are having trouble getting the bag to properly engage, (sometimes they are STUBBORN) simply lubricate the black gasket that the boot fits onto with gasket lubricator, VASELINE, or try a tiny drop of DISHWASHING DETERGENT or HAND CREAM. It doesn’t take much, so use the smallest amount possible to get the desired effect. You should hear a slight “pop” when the bag completely engages.
.If neither of these things are indicated, it is probably again, either the power cord, switch or the carbon brushes.
.If your Kirby is sparking there are a few causes…
.PROBABLE CAUSE (MOTOR): Worn out carbon brushes, bad armature or perhaps BOTH
.PROBABLE CAUSE (CORD): The cord has a short in it. Replace the power cord
.PROBABLE CAUSE (POWER NOZZLE): There is something metallic stuck in the fan or power nozzle
.I think you have a problem with the carbon brushes and amature because of where you describe seeing the sparks. I would suggest taking it to an authorized dealer for repair if it is the motor that is going bad.

The beater bar on my Dyson won’t turn. The vacuum runs and suctions but the bar won’t turn and the belt is not broke. The beater bar did get a carpet fiber caught and wrapped around it which stopped the bar and I removed the bar to cut the fiber loose and replaced it and now it won’t turn
ANSWER : The belt doesn’t have to be broken to make the vacuum not work correctly. If the belt is stretched the vacuum won’t operate the way it is supposed to. You can get replacement Dyson Belts here:

Dyson Replacement Belts

I have the smaller oreck portable hand vaccuum & it won’t turn on. It was working fine in the one bathroom & I moved to the other & bathroom & it won’t work or turn on at all?
ANSWER : Check the wall outlet has poser and make sure the plug is fully inserted.

It just won’t work. battery ok but it won’t come
ANSWER : Debbie,
These models are notorious for dirt getting into the buttons on the top and then the switches no longer work.
It’s not a terribly tough job to replace the button circuit board and replacement parts are available.


I cleaned the filter of my Dyson DC16 and after I put it back together it won’t recharge
ANSWER : Hi Fayez,

I’m sorry to hear you’re having difficulty with your DC16. It’s probably best if you give our Helpline a call so we can resolve this for you as quickly as possible. One of our advisors will be happy to run through some troubleshooting with you to determine the cause of the issue.

You can reach us on 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1-866-693-9766 (US) – if you’re located elsewhere, please let us know where you’re based so we can provide the correct contact information.

We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Dyson Online Customer Support

My dc 16 rechargeable vacuum won’t work
ANSWER : Far as i know the dyson dc 16 root 6 vacuum uses a lithium ion battery with a charge of 21.6 volts. it could be that either your battery isnt storing the right amount of power anymore and you may need to replace it. check on the specifications to confirm how much volts the battery is supposed to have. too little volts may be enough for things like lights to switch on, but not enough for the motor to start up.