Electrolux Renaissance power nozzle turning on and off, brass pins hot
My Renaissance vacuum recently started to do several strange things. First the power brush began randomly turning on and off while vacuuming, almost like there was a loose connection. At the same time I also could feel warmth through the plastic tube at the point where the hose handle connects with the first rigid tube that goes to the power nozzle. When I separated the handle and tube the brass colored pin was so hot it seriously burned my finger. I took the entire nozzle apart and didn't notice anything wrong, everything is clean and in good shape, motor and brush spinning fine, the brush assembly and belt were replaced about a year ago. I put everything back together but the power nozzle continues to turn on and off at random.
Now, in addition to the power nozzle problem, the entire vacuum will randomly shut off by itself. After turning it back on it will sometimes stay on for several minutes before shutting off again, or it might immediately turn itself off. Sometimes after it turns off, the red light next to the off button will blink (not the bag change light).
The hose is not obstructed. Any help would be appreciated.
Re: Electrolux Renaissance power nozzle turning on and...
The deal with the Renny is that it runs off of circuit boards. Usually the problem of the main motor shutting on and off is caused by one of the Triac boards located inside the canister. Another problem could be the thermostat wire located on the inside of your motor itself. It's almost never the thermostat, so the triac board is most likely the issue.
As far as your power nozzle goes, the head eminating from the swivel body is in most cases due to an older design of the power nozzle. I would suggest investing in a new elbow assembly that includes a new swivel body as well as newer style of wiring that is proved to reduce arcing and heat production within the power nozzle.
In some cases, fixing the power nozzle will fix the problems you are experienceing with the main motor as the arcing happening in the power nozzle can in fact turn off your machine. So investing in a new elbow assembly for your power nozzle could in fact solve the problem in its entirety.
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if it is making a humming sound but not turning you belt is broken, if it is not check the reset switch (little res button) if that doesnt work check the connections between the cord of the powerhead and the wand, the wand and the hose, and the hose and the vacuum
give the hose itself a good look over sometimes the wires up by the grip break in the casing
Turn your vacuum over and look where the brush is, there could be several things wrong with it but you should be able to locate the problem here. It sounds as is you sucked up a penny or rock or something hard hence the clanking. The smell is either the object in questing is getting stuck by the brushes and creating a smell most likely a burnt rubber smell I would assume.
I took the plate off and cleaned up the vacuum brush bar. Since the belt was not broke I knew that was not the problem. I know when the setting is bare floor, the brush bar will not rotate. That was not the problem. I just keep turning the knob from bare floor to carpet, several times. The setting must have been "off" just a bit because after several times turning it, it must have reset in the proper setting. The brush bar did start rotating just like normal.
the same motor that turns the belt is sucking at the same time. your prob is just behinde the brush there is a pickup hole. tahe a wire coat hanger and shove it through unti you see it were the hose plugs in the back off the vac. ming did the same thing and i see these in the trash all the time. I clean the shoots and sell them on craigs list. if it was the reset you would not have any power at all
Mine did the same thing, actually both of them did. I had ordered two at the same time. I love these vacuums. They are so convenient to use and do a terrific job, at least until they acted up and did not want to run.
The first one would power up for a second or two and then quit and the three lights would flash. I tried everything to get it to work. I switched batteries and the charger cord with the new one, but still it did the same thing. So, I opened my second new one up and began using it. I worked for several months and then just here a couple of days ago it too began acting just like the first one did.
I took the corner brush off and then the rotator brush off and removed all the hair, strings, and etc., from around the brushes and also all the areas of the vacuum where any could be at. I put it all back together and it turned for several seconds and then the three lightw would flash again.
I had given up on them working again and was going to be boxing then both up and send back for replacements and was looking at buying another brand of cordless rechargeable sweeper. I had found one to buy, but still I knew that I would miss the Shark vacuums.
Well, tonight I took the second one apart again and looked at areas where I might have missed any hair or strings that might have wound around anything that might keep the brush from turning. I found some wound around the rotator brush end piece that is on the side opposite to the belt. At first I thought that a rubber gasket was worn that fit over the little metal rod that is at the end of the rotator brush, but when it still would not run, then I was thinking that the belt needed to be changed.
I have read somewhere, where someone said that it was hard to change the belts. Well, with the Shark that I have, which has three speeds and the handle that drops down in the middle so that you can vacuum under beds and etc, it is easy to change. There is a tab that you have to push that is next to the wheel on the belt side of the underside of the vacuum, and it opens to reveal the belt.
Well, when I opened it----------there was a tremendous lot of fibers and hair wrapped around the belt wheel and in the chamber leading up to the wheel that the belt attaches to the rotator brush. After taking the belt off the bottom wheel and cleaning all the hair and fibers off it and removing all the rest in the chamber, I put everything back together and it powered up and ran just like it did when I first got it.
I also got the first one working also. I don't have to send them back and have to wait a long time for replacements. Just a word of advice------------keep the rotator brush clean and the area around the belt at the bottom and anywhere else where hair and strings can wrap around. Keep a check on it weekly and it might keep them running.
Circuit brealer switch may be bad, but the fact that Rainbow nozzle made this strange sound makes me think that it may have happened because there is something wrong with the motor.
While unplugged - remove the brush and belt. Try turning brush ends - see if they yurn easily... Try turning the motor shaft - see if it turns and if it does - if it turns smoothly and if makes any strange sounds...
To really test the motor you can just bypass the circuit breaker switch.
when you put the handle down it turns on the brush roll. you may need to clean the brush roll or replce it if the bearings are bad.also clutch and 2 belts are started when putting handle down for brush operation.
http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=618889&thid=573865 Agitator brush wont spin once vacuum is placed on... Posted by coral7980 on May 05, 2008 This vacuum has given me nothing but problems!!! The newest problem is the brush. I have changed the belt several times, it is a new one now. The brush spins, but as soon as you set the machine in place to start cleaning, it stops and burns up the belt. I need help. I don't want to buy another vacuum!!! Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The problem that I can see id that you may have a bad brushroll that doesn’t spin freely, and has either bushings or bearings, a simple test is that take the brushroll out of the vacuum, set in on end and spin the brush, does it spin freely or does it stop, the next thing is to turn the motor pulley on the motor, it should spin freely as well, if either one is not spinning freely or easy then there is your problem, or make sure you have the correct belt size and that is a genuine eureka belt instead of a replacement belt for that model, those are the 3 things that should work for you, if the vacuum is less than a year old – take it to a factory authorized vac dealer and if it is the motor and pulley, it is covered, usually the belt and the brushroll are wear items and are NOT covered, some places however might cover the brushroll as a courtesy to the customer. So feel free to contact your local vac dealer. 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. http://www.eureka.comCustomer Service Phone Number 1-800-282-2886Hours of Operation Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm CST Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm CST Don – The Vac Man Go Ahead.Use Us.
I don't know what is your experience with wire's soldering, but you should remove the insulation from the damaged wire and solder the disconnected edges. Then wrap an insulation band on the repaired wire first and then on all the other wires.
Be aware power cable is disconnected !!!!
If you can't do it by yourself - repair cost for it should be very cheap.
Good luck !!