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My cordless Shark Vacuum brush bar would stop working each time after a few minutes of use. I was getting ready to throw the vacuum cleaner away, but decided to pull the bottom cover and check it first. I did the following modification and now it works great! Just a few notes before attempting this tip: You need to be carefulafter this modification if you see the brush bar stop as this couldmean the bar is really jammed and there is a risk of the brush barmotor burning out. Most of the time disabling any fuse or circuit breaker is a very bad idea and could ruin equipment and even cause a fire. In the case of this tip, only consider the modification if you areready to get rid of the Shark because of the brush bar problem. Another option is to replace the circuit breaker, however consideringthe time and money involved vs. the cost of the vacuum cleaner it mayor may not be worth it to you. I did this modification to my cordlessShark about 4 months ago, and have had no further problems with it. I takes about 15 minutes to do this modification using a screw driver and wire cutters. 1. With the vacuum cleaner off, check the brush bar by manually rotating is with you hand. It should not be jammed or very difficult to turn. If so, remove the brush bar and clean it. Try the vacuum again. If you still have a problem with the brush bar stopping, proceed to next step. 2. Remove bottom cover around brush bar / motor. 3. There are two wires going to the brush bar motor, one wire includes a small circuit breaker. 4. Clip the circuit breaker out of the wire and reconnect the wire straight to the motor. 5. Re-install bottom cover.

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Another part of your vacuum to check would be your hose. Detach the hose and stretch it out as much as you can to see if any debris or clumps of dust are stuck inside. Using a broom handle can help if you see a clog, but it won't come out after you've stretched out the hose.

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You can purchase a wide variety of high quality Shark replacement parts for your Shark vacuum direct from Crucial Vacuum with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10


I hope this was helpful. If you would like further assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 877.750.9239. We have helpful and friendly customer care representatives on the line ready to assist you.

Jim Thompson
Crucial Vacuum Customer Care

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