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No suction My quicksteamer does not pull the water from the floor in. It makes a funny noise and the brush is very loose on the bottom.

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Re: No suction

Bissell has made this model along with all of the older cleaners obsolete along with the parts for them. I would buy new.

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Squeeling noise dyson 33

Is it when you go from carpet to floor or floor to carpet? It will make a loud noise detecting a possible suction issue. I've also had loud noises and turned over the vacuum and where the brush is, traps hair, thread, rubber bands, etc. Just take a scissor and cut it all out. Don't cut the bristles. Roll the brush as you cut and pull all the stuff wrapped around the brush. Once it is free, try it again.

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Every thing clean & sucking well except wont pickup off floor. brush in good condition &rotating. any answers would help.

This is hard to answer without see it in person. Check and make sure there is no broken pieces on the bottom where you could loose suction. Also make sure you have the machine set correctly for either bare floors or carpet. If it is on set on carpet and yopu are cleaning bare floors you might loose suction there also. Also make sure you check all pathways for the dirt to get to the canister fo any signs of blockage. Are all the filters in place like they should be? Sounds like the suction is getting diverted from the floor somehow, make sure everything is secure and locked in place on the canister. Also check on the top of the handle and make sure the little purple screen is moved back into place covering the top of the handle, you could be sucking more air in thru this inlet and not enough off the floor! This is usually moved out of the way when you connect the hose to the handle for your attatchments. It may still be pulled back and needs to be moved forward into place!

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It's brand new - just out of the box! Noticed the dirty water tank is bone dry. There is no suction! The front removable nozzle seems to be loosely attached.. The metal clip doesn't seem to hold it...

It sounds as if it wasn't assembled correctly. Was it already put together when you purchased it? It sounds like the Brush Bar Belt never got put on.

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I have a 4 year old pink dyson that I've loved until recently. It's always been easy to unclog when it wasen't picking up-now it seems maybe a seal problem has occured. The suction is making a funny noise...

Thanks for your response.First: (This is most likely as you say the suction is making a funny noise.) The DC07 has a short length of clear plastic hose on the underside of the machine. Check this very carefully for splits (pull it off from the motor end and then unscrew it from the brush-roll end). Even the smallest split can cause serious loss of suction. If you find a split it's best, and inexpensive, to replace the hose rather than try to repair it. Next: (Less likely.) Most, but not all, models of the DC07 have a "brush control system" operated by a knob on the right side of the base. This knob has two positions: "bare floors" (or "off") and "carpet" (or "auto"). The roller will turn only when the knob is on "carpet", and even then only when the handle is tilted back (with the base still flat on the floor). Dust pick-up will bee poor if the brush-roll has stopped working. The problem is that this system uses two belts, only one of which is easy to see. If you're sure that the control knob is in the correct position, but the roller doesn't turn when the machine is on and the handle is lowered, then most likely one of the belts is broken (one belt goes from the motor to the clutch mechanism behind the control knob, the other from the clutch to the brush-roll). It's also possible that the clutch itself has failed.
Belt/clutch replacement on this model is not for the faint-hearted! To see what's involved, you can go to then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "DC07 clutch replacement". At least you will see how to remove the clutch cover so you can check on the other belt and confirm if this is the problem or not. Then you have to decide who is to do the job!
But, with any luck, you will find that it's that little plastic hose that's the problem anyway... and don't listen to the Oreck salesman!
I value your feedback, so please remember to rate this response. Good luck!

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My steam vac deluxe does not have enough suction to pick up water

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The power wire may have slipped off. take apart the unit at the top (Behind the cleaning fluid container) Inside there is a wire coming up from the motor at the bottom of the unit. This can come unlpugged no longer powering the scrub brushes. Simply slip the wire back on the plug.

To open: remove all visible screws from top half of machine. Remove the rubber mode dial by pulling off, and remove screw behind that. Pull the front off, and the power plugs are located right on the inside of the machine by the mode dial.

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There are no belts. If it makes the noise with the brush assembly removed the motor drive assembly is bad. It ia a complete assembly that can easily be replace by a repairman or ypouself if you are cleaver with tools. Good luck.

Kirk Thompson
San Juan, PR

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