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Beater bar bearing lubrication

What should be used to lubricate the bearings on a beater bar? Will oil get gummed up from all the dust? Could graphite work?

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Normally the bearings in brush-bars are sealed bearings with a dust cap on both sides graphite would be best,, but the best bet is get two new ones off EBay there very cheep to buy,,,

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SOURCE: bad bearing on kenmore whisperbelt beater brush.

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Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: beater bar brush stopped working...

Does the power head motor stop, or does the brush roll stop. If it is the brush roll stopping, replace the belt and/or the brush roll. If it is the motor, you may need to clean out around the motor, it may not be getting enough air to cool causing it to overheat and stopping. That the brush roll plate off, take out the screw, and the top will come off, then you can check to see if cleaning is the answer, if not, the motor may be bad.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: beater bar has stopped turning

All beater and rotating brush bars are fairly easy to get to with a couple of screw on the bottom of your wan. They are driven by a belt and these belts come off, break, or the bar itself is stuck with rug material. Unplug your vacumn and get our screwdriver. It;s easy to figure out once inside the wan.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: beater bar motor will not engage

Check your clutch to make sure it's engaged. There should be a knob on the foot of the vacuum that can be turned to stop the roller.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Beater Bar Quit Working

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Posted on May 25, 2009

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