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The vacuum isn't picking anything up. Nothing is getting in the filter. Dirt is just being redistributed back onto the carpet.

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  • daniellgwenn Oct 31, 2008

    My vacuum is doing the same thing...I took it apart cleaned all the hoses, replaced the belt and hepa filter still nothing. Please help it's only a year old and sadly I no longer have the receipt.

    Dirt Devil turbo vision

  • daniellgwenn Nov 04, 2008

    Sorry I forgot to specify what model it was ( I'm a dork)

    I have a Dirt Devil Turbo Vision. I bought it about a year ago but no longer have the receipt and don't know if it's worth bringing it in somewhere to have it fixed. Just to recap the prob it's just not sending any of the dirt into the canister. The suction is pretty much gone. And I've already replaced all the parts I can think of and giving it a good cleaning.

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Hi from uk if you could please verify what type of vac you have ? upright with dust bag? of dyson no bag? or is it a cylinder vac with flex hose? it would helpto advise on possible cause of vac not working and possible remedy ?

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Hi There,

It may be that your belt is broken, or stretched out. This will cause the brushes to slow down dramatically when vacuuming the carpets. When the belt stretches, this causes the machine not to pick up on the carpets, and makes it seem that the vacuum is loosing suction.

In order to test this, turn the vacuum on it's side while it's on. Are the brushes spinning? If they aren't, this is because your belt is broken. If the brushes are spinning, the belt still may be stretched. Listen to the brushes as you put them onto the carpet. Can you hear a change in the sound like the brushes are slowing down? If you put just a little pressure on the top of the vacuum by stepping on it, do the brushes stop then?

It may also be the filter is clogged in the machine and needs to be replaced. Bagless vacuums use a HEPA filter in the dirt cup instead of a bag. With a bagged vacuum you just replace the bag when it gets full, but on a bagless vacuum the HEPA filter continually gets debris and fine dust accumulating on it, and needs to be cleaned, and replaced occasionally.

Here's a link to the owners manual for your vacuum. This will explain step by step on how to replace the belt, as well as servicing the filter.

http://www.dirtdevil.com/manuals/?id=83831cab-2807-439b-811d-52aab2fd84ee

If you still need some help, please just use the comment field here on Fixya to ask your question. I'm always more then happy to answer all follow up questions, and I really am not completely satisfied until you are able to fix your vacuum.

If you found this repair helpful, please be so kind and rate the repair, or leave feedback. This is greatly appreciated.

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