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Brush won't rotate when pushed forward

Vacuum runs and brush turns when the vacuum is pulled backward. When it is pushed forward the brush doesn't rotate. Occasionally it will rotate when pushed forward but then quickly stops. It's almost like a bad connection. I tried taking it apart but it's all electronic parts and I got lost so I put it back together. Could it be the switch or something causing loss of power. It's strange that the brush will rotate and pick up when the vacuum is pulled backwards but not forwards.
I would appreciate any ideas. I've had it to a repair shop while it was under warranty and they didn't fix the problem and now it's out of warranty so I haven't taken it back to them.
Thanks,
Joe Gzehoviak

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  • pdoshi Mar 29, 2009

    Could the solution provider be more specific, since I have the exact same problem as joeandrobin. thanks

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I had the same problem . The reason it acts like that is due to the cable that runs from the vacuum motor to the brush assembly has an intermittent open. My fix was to find the small cable that was causing my troubles and splice it. Making sure that I recovered the insulation. Of course my local repair station wanted to replace it for $75 labor plus parts and keep it for 3 days. I took it home and did it in 30 minutes .

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  • beachgirl120 Jun 25, 2011

    Please explain more about the cable that runs from the motor to the brush assembly. I could not find any such cable. What is sensing that the vacuum is moving backwards to allow the brushes to operate vs pushing it forward and it not working?

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