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I have checked everything out and it seems fine, this vacuum is a year old and the roller is not working, the vacuum turns on but the roller isn't moving at all
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
u might need 2 change the belt on the attachement there r 2 screws on top take em out after u take off cover there is a plastic cover over the belt take off c if the belt broke the rest is easy
Posted on Mar 02, 2008
is there anything jammed underneath.can you turn the brush roller by hand.if not then take it back where you bought it.sounds like you have a defective brush roller
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
I believe that this is probably a Kenmore Canister vacuum cleaner, but I can't be positive. The model number 116 is just the first part, and all Sears vacuum cleaners start with model 116. There is a . after the 116 that will identify the vacuum. If you'd like me to be more model specific, or if this is an upright vacuum, please just request a clarification and I can take pictures even for you.
If this is a canister style vacuum, then you'll need to remove the foot pedal that rewinds the cord reel. There are 2 or 3 (depending on which model you have) hidden screws underneath of this pedal. You may simply pry off the pedal using a flat head screw driver. Also when you have the bag door open, you may just pull forward while it's open, and this will remove the bag door housing. There should be two screws in the front of the motor housing that need to be removed as well.
My guess from the age of the vacuum that's probably the motor that's gone. If this is the case, you probably can still get a motor if you'd like to just replace the motor inside, rather then buying a new vacuum. Typical Sears Kenmore canister motors sell for 79-120 dollars.
Again, I'd be happy to try and help you further, I will just need the entire model number after the 116. to know which vacuum you have.
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Posted on Mar 21, 2010
SOURCE: agitator doesnt turn
There is actually a reset button on the agitator, I would try pushing this switch first to see if this fixes it. The button is located on one of the sides of the agitator housing, I'm not sure if it's the left or the right side, or on the top of it.
Look on the sides of the part of the vacuum that is on the floor and see if you can see a small red pole on either side. If you can't find it here, look on the top of the part of the vacuum that touches the floor for a brush overload reset switch.
Try pushing that poll whenever you find it. This switch is a protection mechanism that will shut the brushes down to protect them if something gets vacuum up inside of the brush, it will automatically shut itself off to prevent any damage.
Simply push this overload switch down, and this should hopefully fix your problem.
If this didn't, please let me know and I can walk you through some more advanced troubleshooting.
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Posted on May 18, 2010
Testimonial: "I actually tried pushing this before I posted my question. When I tried again, I realized it was stuck pushed in. I used a pair of tweezers to pull it back out and the agitator is working great. Thanks a million! So thankful not to have to buy a new vacuum!!"
I've got the same problem. Try checking out the electrical connection where the hose attaches to the canister. The hot male terminal is corroded and the female socket is burned out. Its an unfortunate design flaw that every time you open the vacuum to replace the bag the electrical connection disconnects and reconnects. Not sure if I can find replacement parts for a 10 year old vacuum or if a home-made re-wiring job is in order. Will find out tomorrow.
Posted on May 02, 2011
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