Savvy U8125-900. when we turned on the vacuum the brushes would not spin. we checked for blockages and there werent any. we waited 30 minutes and still nothing. tried again the next day nothing. the brushes move when I rotate them by hand. Clean bag and plenty of suction. Any ideas?
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Re: drive and brushes stopped
Look for a missing belt that may have burned off or broken. Was there a burning smell at some point before the roller quit turning? If so, the belt must be replaced. I would also look at the ends of the roller to see if there is any string, hair, etc. that might be binding the roller that needs to be removed.
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I don't know this machine but I'd check the bearings on the ends of the brush to see if they are spinning freely. If it has a drive belt try changing it, if it is an impeller drive check the vanes for damage.
By the way this machine I believe has a 5 year warrenty,
Hi there SmartAlec from NelsonVacuums.com.au here.
There are a couple of common reasons that your electrolux vacuum cleaner would appear to have lost it's suction. The first and most common is that it has actually broken a belt. If the belt is broken the brushes won't spin and it will not pick up dirt. It is easy to test simply turn the vacuum on, release the handle (as if you were about to vacuum carpet) and lift up the head and see if the brushes are spinning. If not i can supply you with a new belt.
If the brushes are spinning then your next most likely cause is that there is a blockage in the vacuum somewhere. Test this by turning machine on and checking the suction at the hose (as if your were going to vacuum the couch) if it is poor then remove hose and fish out blockage. If it is ok you may have a blockage between hose and the brush of the vacuum.
If it is neither of these problems i can trouble shoot over the phone if you live in Australia 0269215200 or by email email@example.com
Happy Vacuuming.. :)
Take the sole plate off the brush bar (with a coin or a screw driver)compartment and check for blockages near the brush bar and make sure the brush bar spins round freely.
Its sounds like the clutch is slipping (it does this to protect it self from burning out when something is stopping the brush bar from turning)
A quick test is when in upright position turn the brush bar knob to off
(usally in drive postion) then try the user position again - the brush bar should not be turning and they should be no noise
I just fixed mine by cleaning the shaft that the spinning brushes is on. I used an eyeglass screw driver to tke out the screw. it is running great now. I didn't realize my brushes werent spinning at the time of my post. Cleaning this part seemed to have fixed the problem.
as the hose fits into the base (if i am correct) the power at the base should be fine, make sure the base is clean and free from blockage,
you say the brush doesn't spin, has the belt broken, if so replace it, (very cheap) and only a couple of screws to undo, the roller not rotating will effect the power of suction dramatically,
start from there and see how you go
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