No suction in the walls for our Beam Heavy Duty Vacuum.
We have a central vacuum, Beav Heavy Duty Vacuum. The wall unit in the garage is working. The motor runs and when we put the switch on, on the vacuum itself, it does work. It is empty of dirt/dust. When we put the hose into any of the wall recepticals, there is no suction.
What should we do.
Re: No suction in the walls for our Beam Heavy Duty...
Do you have any open valves? Sometimes when vacpans are installed they are left open. Check those and then the other inlets to make sure they are not open.
Also, if this unit is not newly installed, then you need to check for blockages. If the motor in the garage is winding up and running faster/harder than usual, then there is likely a blockage between the main unit and the inlet nearest the unit.
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I would recommend checking your wall outlets where the hose plugs in for any type of clog in the tubing. If the vacuum itself has great suction but when you go to the wall outlets that is probably something in the hose that is stuck. If cleared it will most likely have excellent suction throughout the entire system in the house.
Disconnect the low voltage wires going to the vacuum. If the vacuum stays on you have a bad relay. If the vacuum turns off you have a short in the wire somewhere. The bad news is the relays are not available, however there are some companies that sell external relay control boxes that will bypass your units bad relay.
Do any of the ports have greater suction than others and are they closer to the vacuum motor unit? You appear to have a piping clog and locating it's position is the primary problem. If you have a portable vacuum, try placing it's hose in the exhaust port of the main unit and insert the pickup hose in a wall port near the main vacuum so that both units are on. The combined suction may pull the clog loose and draw it into the filter of the main unit. The other remedy is to remove the piping from the main unit and see if suction is good at that point, then work your way out to the nearest wall port. Hope some of this helps!
Is the air blowing out of the pick-up tube or out of the exhaust tube on the unit? I am assuming the pick-up tube. The installer has hooked your system up to the exhaust tube on the unit. Hook up to the intake on the unit instead.
check the electrical contacts around the tip of the hose.Check another wall inlet around the house and see if it starts.If it does starts in another inlet than there is a problem with the wiring at the inlet where is not starting.If the vacuum does not start in any inlet check the power button at the vacuum location and the fuse.Also I should mention that if your brush have an on and off button you should check that is on.
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. OK, there is a reset button on the unit but i think it could be that your vacuum could be clogged in the vacuum lines and that you should check all the inlets/outlets in your house with your vacuum hose - or get a vacuum cuff and go to each individual outlets and check the suction by feel - if the outlet is clogged you may have to call someone to unclogg it or by going to each oultlet the system may unclog it self -- or you can use a plumbers snake and be careful because the lines in a central vacuum are thinner than the walls in a plumbing situation or have it professionally unclogged by a priofessional. When you are using another vacuum to unclog the unit make sure the central vac is runing and to try to pull the clog apart from both directions. Below is a link to the factory for Beam and if you need a owners manuel for the Central Vac http://www.beamvac.com/usa/