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Frozen Beater Bar

My beater bar will not turn on my vacuum. I took everything apart and cleaned it. I bought a new vacuum belt even though the old one was still in tact. It burns rubber when I turn the vacuum on, and the brushes don't move at all. I'm wondering how to take apart the beater bar itself. The end caps do not appear to come off for cleaning. But it's just frozen in place. Not even the new stronger belt can move it. Any help?

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    millerhammon Feb 11, 2012

    OK, I figured out how to take apart the beater... the ends pop off if you hit em just right with a hammer. :) I got one side unfrozen and greased up with WD 40, but the other side is just plain givin me troubles. it wont budge at all. Not sure what to do about that... :P

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I expect the brushes/bar are removable. the man manufacturers can come up with some realyy ingenious ways of putting thier machines together!

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SOURCE: Bissell Lift-Off(R) Revolution(R) Turbo Upright.

If you have a rubber smell, then the belt is slipping, does the brush roll turn freely while holding the ends? If not then replace it, part #2036619, if it is ok, then the belt has strectched and is slipping under load, part # 2106679, Style 8.

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I was having the same problem with my Healthy Home vac and happened to read a solution to another question on this site posted by someone with the user name "9008". I followed his suggestion and my vac works great again. There is a screw on the back of the handle near the cord holders that can loosen up over time. When this screw is loose, the brush switch (and therefore the brushes) do not work properly. I'm not sure why this little screw causes such a big problem, but it does. To find this screw, look on the back of the handle, it's on the edge, kind of behind the hose. You should see a triangle with a Phillips screw-head symbol embossed in the plastic. Tighten this screw gently (careful not to over-tighten and strip it!). Also, not a bad idea to tighten the other screws...I found many of mine to be quite loose. Hope this helps!!

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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I removed the pump and sprayed silicone spray on it.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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SOURCE: beater bar is not coming on- belt is on, canister

Remove the beater bar and clean the debris from the bar and the end bearings. Remove the belt (remember how it is installed) and check it for any damaged areas. Make sure the bar turns freely before the belt is attached to the motor drive. Hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Beater brush

Note: The brush will not rotate when the machine is locked in the upright position, because an internal micro-switch turns the brush motor off.

- Make sure brush switch on the handle is on.

- Check the belt through the clear brush cover. If this appears damaged or broken, take your machine to a local BISSELL Authorized Service Center to have it replaced. If the belt is intact, please continue checking the following:
- Ensure both power switches are turned on when you check for brush rotation.
- Unplug the power cord and remove the handle completely. Slide handle back into the lower section of handle, ensuring the screw is in tight. If the handle is not aligned properly, this will affect the power of the brush motor.
- Look for debris wrapped around the brush (i.e. string, hair, fibers, etc.). When the machine is unplugged, cut away any visible hair, fibers or debris from the brush roller. This brush is NOT removable from the machine.
- If something has become lodged in the foot and the brush shuts off, turn off the vacuum and unplug this from the outlet. You can now remove the obstruction. The brush will automatically reset when the vacuum is plugged in and turned back on.


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