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You probably have a broken belt. replace it

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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It is hard to push the vacuum


sounds like it's a self-propelled vacuum and the switch that controls the wheels may be broken. Turn vac over and look on the bottom for wheels and see if they are turning when you lower the handle.

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Why is my oreck xl 21 hard to push on carpet?


sometimes the little rubber wheels in front wear out of round and bind. Try those first (if they're the tiny ones you must buy a pack of 20 from oreck directly) and Orecks are known for being hard to push when bag begins to fill up.

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After changing the bag on my riccar it is very hard to push'


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When mine did that, I bought a new roller and it runs like new now.
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I have an XL Silver Upright Vacuum with a docking Station. Bag will not stay on and dirt & dust builds up inside the Vacuum. Big mess to clean out. Also vacuum is hard to push. Is it because BAG...


The docking station is not on properly...Make sure that you have the outer (permanent) bag pushed down over the lip of the vacuum. The docking system needs to be behind the lip also. This keeps both the inner and outer bag firmly attached. If it is hard to push, you may look into replacing the roller brush. They start breaking down..kinda like a toothbrush. It will make it extremely hard to push.

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When pushing foreward the vacuum is hard to push and if pushed on to hard it will turn over on itself.


Check the brush. That could be the problem. Check the belt also. Your brush roller may need to be lubed or even replaced.

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While vacuuming it's unusually hard to push.


Hi,
I see your post is from May. I just joined Fixya this month so, id you're still looking for a solution, I would saythe belt broken or is so stretched the roller isn't spinning. Here is an link to an online guide with illustrations for changing belt. Also check the roller brushes for wear and change if necessary. Hope this helps.

http://www.info-vacuum-cleaner.com/oreck-vac-belt.php

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Dirt devile featherlite vacuum pushes extremely hard on high pile carpeting


the dirt devil featherlight has a automatic height adjustment for carpet and bare floors.check the wheels and see if there is something wrapped up around the wheels

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When i am vaccuming it is really hard to push how do u change that setting


Raise your height adjust, and replace your belt. This will fix 99% of the problems with vacuums being hard to push.

Your height should only be as low as it takes to get your brushes to just make contact with your carpet. Peoples' natural inclination is to slam the vacuum as low as possible to deep clean the carpet, but in reality it's restricting your airflow and is cleaning less effectively, as well as making it harder to push.

A properly designed vacuum should be easy to push any time there's a new belt on. If these two solutions don't make it any easier, make sure your wheels are spinning free on the bottom.

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