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Height adjustment on power mate doesn't work

Sears Kenmore vacuum
Power mate attachment
Height adjustment doesn't work. Stays in one position.

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reddevil6
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SOURCE: Sebo X1 vacuum not working

The X1 has a servo motor with gear box, this is what adjusts for height. Either something has jammed it, or
it has gone bad. You would probably be looking at a $80 to $100 repair, that is if the servo is bad. There also is a computer controller circuit board which could be the problem.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

RockyNR1
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SOURCE: Kirby vacuum height adjuster is stuck in high

Remove the nozzle and remove the front wheel shaft. Take these 2 screws out.
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When doing so - watch for the spring that is under the top pedal, do not let it fly out of window. If you will find that shaft is bent buy and install a new shaft (you can find all parts HERE). You may try to straighten it but usually it doe not last long - wheel ***** falls off and you have to buy new shaft anyway. If shaft seems to be ok - clean old grease and dirt, lubricate well the pedal teeth and assemble everything back. This should solve the problem. Occasionally spring may be broken but this happens very rarely.

Good Luck,
Rocky
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Posted on Apr 10, 2009

renevacdoc
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SOURCE: bissell powertrak is stuck in the high position,

Hello. The height of the wheels Will stay in the highest position until you release the handle release lever. At that time the adjustment will happen. I hope this helps. let me know.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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SOURCE: vacuum height won't go on low carpet setting.

Make sure you're not trying to adjust w/ handle in upright locked position because thewre is a cam which raises the vacuum head a little bit when handle is locked in upright position. If this is not the problem, turn vacuum upside down with handle in unlocked position and power cord not plugged in(for safety reasons obviously), unscrew and remove 3 screws that hold belt/beater brush assembly cover in place(2 are in corner near ends of beater brush and 1 is towards motor housing) tilt end of cover with 1 screw up and remove cover(there are 2 tabs at beater brush end of cover). Right above this is the height adjustment assembly with 2 rollers, raise up the assembly gently and using your finger or a bristle bottle brush,etc. make sure there is no debris caught between the height assembly and the hose(you will understand when you see it), if there is no debris you can now see the pattern on the bottom of the height adjustment knob and the lobe that rides on it, just check to make sure nothing is broken and/or missing, hope this helps!!

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

Vac Belts
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SOURCE: Bissell Pet Hair Erase does not vacuum.

It is because the belt is worn or stretched and needs to be replaced. Here are the belts you need and the manual which has instructions:

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Belts and Manual

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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I wasn't able to find the manual for the Kenmore model, however I did find the instruction manual for the corresponding Panasonic canister vacuum cleaner. Your particular Kenmore model is actually made by Panasonic for Sears, and then Sears puts the Kenmore name on the vacuum cleaner. They are identical internally, and have the same parts and components, besides the filter that is behind the bag. Sears makes Panasonic put a specially designed filter in the Kenmore's so that the customer has to go back and purchase that filter from Sears.

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