Most likely needs a roller assembly. The roller assembly (older machines called this the beater bar) is made of plastic and doesn 't hold up well. It will freeze up and then the belt will start to burn. On mine, the belt continually comes off. Replacing the belt is only a temporary solution. Very poorly designed unit.
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It sounds like the belts need adjusting. The instructions that came with the belts should explain how to adjust the belt tension. Additionally check for debris around the brushes. This may be the reason for the belts breaking to begin with. Without the belts on the brushes should turn freely by hand. If that doesn't do you can call Consumer Care 1-800-237-7691. Hope that helps.
Hello, I don't belive it is the filters, the motor sounds like it is bad, whihc will be happen more offen on bagless vacuums, they need more reapir work. The best choice for a vacuum is a bagged machine, and Miele / Riccar and Oreck are the Best. If I can help feel free to call 1561-848-3387 Thank you, Teresa. Clean sweep Vacuums.
It sounds like the belt has been damaged. You can get another belt from yoru local Oreck store. You can even take it in to the store to show them what happened. Purchase another belt and replace it. (It was very easy when I did this, so hopefully the belt is all you'll need too.)
sounds like its the clutch to me if it sounds like a rapid clicking and you have a large knob on the side of the cleaner head it is going to be the clutch this is a hard part to changed without the know how to do it and it is very easy to break the orher parts when gettin to the clutch its not easy to explain how to do it on here if want to replace the clutch see youtube change dyson clutch hope this helps
What it sounds like is that your belt has either broken, or has been stretched to a point where the brushes won't spin. What you'll need to do is turn the vacuum cleaner upside down and turn on the vacuum. Are your brushes spinning at all? If your brushes are spinning, when you put the machine on the carpet, does the brush stop spinning, or slow down noticeably?
If either one of these happen, you'll need to replace the belt. Most Bissell uprights will use Bissell Style 7,9, and 10 belt (3 styles, 1 belt). The best way for you to find out what belt your machine takes, is to refer to your owners manual. You may also email me your model number, and I'd be happy to ship you the correct belt. http://www.bissell.com/images/UserGuides/PT.pdf
The instructions on how to replace the belt are also diagrammed and explained at the above link. There is also a troubleshooting page on page 14.
Please email me if you have any further questions, I'd be happy to answer any question you may come across.
http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=541258 Generic problem for all Vacuums How to use my Kirby Posted by rnelson510 on Apr 24, 2008
How to use my Kirby carpet cleaner?
Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. This is kind of a general question and I will try to explain the best I can. Most Kirby’s have a vacuum head and sometimes a shampoo head, the vacuum head is removable on most Kirby’s and the vac head comes off the front for a brushroll and belt change. When you vacuum and you go to adjust the vacuum head, raise the height adjustment all the way u to the top with your foot, then listen to the tone change, @ first you will hear air pulling thru and the brush has not hit the carpet as of yet, that is the sound the you are listening for, once the brushroll hits the carpet – there is a definite tone change and that is when you have it adjusted correctly, try to vacuum with it set that way, if it is picking up well – you’re OK, if not adjust if down one more click. Also remember to do a belt change every 4 to 6 months for good cleaning, change the bag more often because it will pup better with a new belt and bag, or if you don’t have a paper bag, take and scrape the inside of the cloth bag with the scraper provided in the small zipper section. Please refer to the owner’s manual or trouble shooting guide or to your local vacuum cleaner dealer or in the yellow pages, also you can use the Kirby factory or website listed below: http://kirby.comContact Us by Phone United States and Canada 1-800-494-8586 Between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday thru Friday Thanks,Don – The Vac Man Go Ahead.Use Us.
it most likely is the belt this might sound dangerous but with the vac on its side turn it on if the rollerbrush isnt spinning change belt real easy take screws off bottom cover pull it off and the belt is supposed to be hooked around motor pulley and the roller u can tell if it needs belt,
Hi. What does the burning smell of? Is it 'rubbery', or is it acrid and 'chemically'?! The most common item to 'burn' is the belt which drives the rotating brush at the front. Does your cleaner have a belt? This would give a burning rubber smell.
The instructions should explain how to change the belt - have a close look and see if the belt has been slipping on the motor spindle. If it has, then it'll probably be worn at this point and should be replaced. A common cause of this happening is the brush bar getting caught in something - edge or rug, etc - and being forced to a standstill.
If the smell is more 'acrid', it could be a problem with the motor. This is a repair service job.