What power am i looking for? I have 2.3 volts ac and think i need 24. Second question is i located another vac system that said to operate the suction motor, you jumper the 2 low voltage wires with a screwdriver. ok so where is the 117 volts coming from to operate the (power head) or beater brush?
Do you have direct conect style inlets? your power nozzle is ran from a completly seperate power source from the main unit. this comes from either the plug part of a direct connect inlet, or your hose has a pigtail cord your plug into a regular electrical outlet. the only place you should have any 14-2 wire going to inlets is if you have the direct connet style.
If I understand your question, the two low voltage terminals should be shorted together in order to activate the 120VAC to the brush motor. As rge drawing indictaes, you may also press in the two terminals at the vacuum wall receptacle to short the low voltage circuit .. to activate the 120VAC to the motor. If you are measuring across the terminals and see 2.3 volts ..than that may be normal but try measuriung from each terminal to ground and see what you get.. I believe the low voltage circuuitry is 24VAC... Try these installation documents to see if they help you solve your problem.. Hope this helps..
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The power nozzle refers to the beater bar located inside the bottom of the brush or the machine depending on if you have an upright or central vac unit. Lay it down or turn it over, you'll see the brush in the bottom, that's the power nozzle. Remove the cover screws and cover and replace the beater and/or belt as needed. Take images as you disassemble to make sure you get it all back in correctly.
You may have stripped the gear end on the beater bar. I suggest that you contact RepairClinic.com They have parts and also give good advice. I have used them in the past and found them to be very reputable.
Turn up side down- check if belt is intact- I would remove belt ant look for an obstruction. Not familiar with this vac but some motors have replaceable bruches on the motor. Try running and feeling for suction. The motor should sound strong when running. Remove beater brush and check for freedom of movement.
The problem is that you have is that hair,strings,etc has gotten wrapped around the beater bar of the vacuum and it is trying to slow down the motor but the motor will not slow down so the smell you smell is the belt burning up because it is slippling and creating smoke and smell
You will need to remove the beater bar from the bottom of the machine and clean the hair,strings,etc from around the bearings on each end of the beater bar.
Also check your filter bag, check the hose going to the vacuum if you have one for blockages, and once you have the beater bar off check your belt condition and look for blockages going to the bag.
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1. Get a long screw driver (probably phillips head) a strip of tape. 2. Look around underneath your vac for screws... look carefully because sometimes they are sneaky and hidden in weird areas like under the wheels, etc. 3. Take screws out stick them in order on tape turned upwards. (remember how you took them out.) 4. Gently remove the bottom cover. 5. Clean and remove debris, hair, dust bunnies, rocks... whatever. 6. Determine where the belt goes, disengage the beater bar on that side (may need to unscrew something) Belt on beater bar gears. Other end of belt on motor end... then stretch belt with beater bar until it fits back in it's place and replace any screws, etc. 7. Make sure the belt is seated properly. 8. replace cover, screws... test.**
** sometimes belts require that you put a twist in them so it can transition from the motor's direction to the beater bar's direction... if you twist the wrong way... the beater bar will spit dirt out the front of the vac.. (it's bulldozing it) In that case remove cover and twist the belt the other way.
HighnTools had posted this solution - try it.
have finally fixed my sister's dyson dc 15 beater bar problem. It was just 2 tiny broken wires
connect to circuit board lead to the beater bar. The wires broke where
they go through the black rubber gommet. You need a torx screwdriver tx 15 to
remove 2 plastic covers to access the wires. When looking at the front of the
vacuum, the gray covers located on the right side of the vacuum. 1 big cover
with a black rubber gasket and other small gray cover is on the rotating ball
area. I hope this solves your problem.
Another potential problem for the increase in difficulty in turning the beater bar (drum) could stem from extremely dirty bearings, located at each end of the beater bar. I've seen hair knotted up to the point it chokes the bar and significantly reduces its ability tpo turn.
If the belt is hot or you smell it burning then chances are it has stretched a little and is slipping on either the motor shaft or beater bar shaft. If you are sure the beater bar is not restricted from turning then I would just replace it. Try this.. With the power cord disconnected, open the vac head to gain access to the beater brush and belt.. then remove the belt.. place the beater bar back into its holder and see if it easily turns by hand.. if it is free to turn..then plug the vac in and turn it on for a few seconds.. you will see and hear the motor come on but you should NOT smell anything burning at that time. If you do.. you may have another issue with the motor or power cord or both.. if you don't smell anything burning, then disconnect the power and just replace the belt.... Good luck.
If you hear the motor in the head running and the beater bar isn't rotating, you probably need a drive belt. With the power off, make sure you can rotate the beater bar freely by hand, if it isn't bound up.. then locate and remove the baseplate screws to gain access to the beater bar itself, you'll see a drive belt pulley system and chances are, a broken belt. Replace it with a new one by pulling the beater bar assembly out of the housing and plcing the belt onto the motor shaft pulley as well as the beater bar pulley.. nest the beater bar back into the holder and reinstall the cover. Hope that helps !
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=818384 Generic problem for all Vacuums I have a central vac. Posted by bmiller874 on July 22, 2008 I have a central vac. and the beater bar, for the carpet is not turning. The vacuum still sucks but the beater bar doesn't turn. I checked the belt it is fine. Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Even though the belt looks fine it does stretch out and then it will not spin the brushroll @ the speed it is supposed to spin, there are 2 or 3 things to check. #1. The brushroll has be turning or spinning freely without the belt being on the unit. #2. The motor pulley has to be spinning freely as well #3. The belt needs to be changed every 4 to 6 months for the best cleaning and to store the extras belts in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. I am not sure what the brand name of the central vac is, and maybe next time you can include the brand name and model #. Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.