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thanks for the clarification. since the hose in unclogged, the next place to look is in the body of the vacuum. there is usually a tight turn in the dirt channel in the base. often you can see the clog if you remove the hose.
the next step is to dissasemble the base and look for the clog.
does the motor sound normal? is the impeller turning at a normal fast rate?.
My Dirt devil Reaction does the same thing. So I took apart the motor and it was crammed w/ dirt then I decided to clean it out. next time I vacuumed my house it was a lot quieter. The guy from Jones sew and vac said baggless vacuum filters most of the time fail and let dirt get in the motor and start to scream. I read a lot of things saying Dirt devil Reaction is the most common vacuum to get dirt in the motor and start to wail then get worse & worse and get to the point where they start to almost scream. P.S if you let it scream for along time of use it will give the motor permanent damage and you will smell electrical burning, if that happens it will be too late so you will half to buy a new machine. To get to the motor you can take the dust contaner off and take the black filter then use your down stairs vacuum and get a small attachament and stick it in and vacuum it out,if not have two vacuums borrow one. If that doesn't clean it out you will need to take all the plastic appart and realy get to the motor good. If my advice dosn't help it is ok to still use it, it will just be loud until the motor of it is totally fried. This should work it worked on my Dirt devil Reaction. I'm sorry if it doesn't work out. :D
unplug the vacuum and try tu turn the brush roller by hand a few turns .plug it back in and try it again.if not try another plug in the house.you might have a bad connection at the motor or the motor itself is bad
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=830037 Generic problem for all Vacuums We have a dirt devil Posted by smilingreb on July 24, 2008 We have a dirt devil cylinder vacuum cleaner with bag and when we plugged it in tonight it made a loud noise and a horrible smell came out of it. We could also see some blue sparks inside it. I was wondering of you could help? Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Yes, what you described is that your vacuum cleaner motor is going out and will burn up, you have 2 choices, you can either get it repaired of which would be the least expensive of the tow or you can buy a new vacuum and trade-in the old one – but it would be up to you as per which total would work for you. If you bring in to a vacuum cleaner dealer, request an estimate up front to help you in your decision, some motors can be rebuilt. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://royalvacuums.com/Customer Service 1-800-321-1134 Hours are: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM(EST) Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=561283 Generic problem for all Vacuums I replaced the belt on Posted by piggytail on May 01, 2008 I replaced the belt on my Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless Vacuum and the brush roller rubs and makes a very loud noise when turned on. I have gone exactly by the manual instructions and made sure the belt and end caps were on correctly, but the bristles still rub the back and it makes a very loud noise. Without the brush roller in the vacuum, it sounds and runs normal. What could the problem be? Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The Royal Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless Vacuum has just bushings in the ends of the brushroll and not bearings and once the bushings are bad I suggest that you replace the brushroll in the vacuum and put a new belt on the vacuum as well. There is no way to repair the bushing s in order to it to work properly. The suggested belt change is every 4 to 6 months and to store the extra belts in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. Suggest looking at a local vac dealer. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://www.royalvacuums.com Customer Service For help with a model that is not working, if you want to check an order, if you need help finding a part or service center or have any other comment, complaint or question that is not a technical question about this web site use the link above. You can also call our Customer Service department between 8AM and 7PM EST Monday through Friday at (800) 321-1134. www.A-1Vacuum.com1-800-657-1874If you cannot find a local dealer near you they can ship you the parts UPS. Don – The Vac Man Go Ahead.Use Us.