Machine turns on, has little suction, then stops working.
While using the corner of a rug got sucked in, machine was turned off. When using it a few minutes later it just stopped working, The next day it turned on, had very low suction and quit working after a few minutes.
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Re: Machine turns on, has little suction, then stops...
It would be helpful to know what model of vacuum cleaner you're talking about. Basically though, your machine has a blockage somewhere (hence very low suction), and is cutting out after just a few minutes because of overheating. You need to explore the suction hose (or whatever your machine has), find the blockage and remove it. Blockages almost always happen where the pipe-work takes a sharp bend. In the worst-case scenario (although in almost all modern machines this is not possible) the blockage may be in the vacuum fan enclosure itself, and then you'll probably need a professional to take care of it.
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Some vacuums have a valve or collar near the handle that you can twist to adjust the amount of suction on the vacuum. If you open it a little it will stop sucking up your throw rugs. IF the problem is not enough vacuum then the HEPA filter may be clogged. It's usually a rectangular filter in a plastic frame. That has to be changed occasionally or the suction of the vacuum will continue to drop off.
Only two things can be wrong here, either the solution hose is plugged, kinked or undone from it's source, or the pump motor is not working. I'd try the hose first, if you can, take it off at the pump and then turn the machine on. If you get solution pumping out of the unit, then it's not the little pump motor and your problem is in the hose.
Check to see if there is a reset button on the head. This protects the machine for times like you described. When something jms up the reset button will turn ofdf th machine. Simply push the reset. Hope this helps, Chris
Try this quick repair and see if this fixes your Dyson: This is a frequent problem that we see come in on Dysons. If this doesn't fix it, please feel free to just use the clarification request and let me know this didn't fix it. The suction problem is happening because when the machine is put in the upright position it diverts the suction from the floor to the hose automatically, and it's probably stuck in between the lower part and the hose part.
Step 1. Turn power off and unplug the machine. Tilt the machine backward to a 45° angle.
Hold the section under the airway inspection pipe.
The black forward lock button must be held down simultaneously, otherwise the valve carriage will not move.
Pivot this section upwards until it clicks into place.
Release the black button once the valve pipe carriage is moved up into place.
Tilt the machine forward.
The cleaner head should now slide underneath the part you have just clicked into place.
The machine should now stand upright.
I hope that this was helpful to you. Please feel free to use the Clarification Request form here on Fixya if you have any questions.
The suction is so great that it sucks up your carpet, then nothing works. I get my children to stand on the corners/edges of the rug so that it stays perfectly flat on the floor while I vacuum. Or, you can turn off the brush roller (set it to "hard floor" setting). Or, tip the vacuum cleaner's front up slightly while vacuuming, to reduce suction.
there is a dial on the side of the housing move this to tools this diverts the suction from the floor nozzle to the hose,. .
the brush only rotates slowly.
If this dose not work check red lint filter, .this is in the back corner of the tank lid ,
On the turbo brush there is a sliding swicth ,this diverts the suction from the nozzle of the attachment to the attachments brush