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Power mate brush motor not coming on and overload rest not doing anything

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I don't believe that there's any penalty for using the proper amount of words to give us a fair idea of what's going on or not, with your machine." Power mate brush motor not coming on" only gives us a bare minimum of info. Does the vac motor run alone, does it still run when you slide the selector to vac & P.M. or does it quit, have you tried pushing the little red reset button down?

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8955 Upright Vacuum: How to change belt?...


Be sure to unplug your vacuum from the electrical outlet before proceeding!

-Turn your vacuum upside down so that the handle is resting on the floor and nozzle portion is resting on a work bench.
-Remove the 2 phillips screws from the metal bottom plate and set the bottom plate aside.
-Look at the right side of the brush roll. You will see a bent metal rod that attaches to the brush roll end cap. This is the clutch rod that allows your brush roll to spin or not depending on the position of the carpet/floor switch on the top of the nozzle. Pull this rod out of the brush roll clutch only. Leave the switch end of the rod where it is and just let the rod rest there.
-Pull the brush roll and old belt out and dispose of the old belt.
To install a new belt; put the new belt on the motor shaft first, next put the other end of the belt over the end of the brush roll and stretch belt and brush roll back in to place. Notice that on the brush roll end cap opposite of where the clutch rod goes, there is a metal piece with a slot cut into it. Be sure that this slot mates with the plastic stop in the nozzle so that the end cap cannot move.
Snap the clutch rod back in place and rotate the brush roll by hand to make sure the belt is not pinched.
Replace the bottom plate.

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Smells like burning


We had this same issue. I noticed it smells like burning plastic. I took it apart and did not find any fundamental problems. Ball bearings on motor are fine, no play. What I did find was that the motor construction contains lots of plastic. It's made in China. Even the brush holder is plastic. Now, this is unusual to me, as brushes get very hot. However, I did not find any issues of melted or softening plastic when running. I used a laser-guided thermometer and measured about 170 degrees F on the metal portion of the brush holder. Nothing unusual. Some parts reached above 200 degrees F. Again, nothing unusual. The only unusual issue is that many of the parts are mated with plastic parts. That's where I believe the problem lies. When the motor is new, the brushes don't make full contact. Therefore, full power draw is not achieve until these brushes wear down a bit. After this point, the brushes reach maximum power delivery and reach maximum temperatures. This is why I believe the vacuum didn't exibit any smell until a few months later, at least, for us. In conclusion, I didn't find anything wrong, except that the motor is cheaply constructed. It isn't going bad and well likely last quite a while, IMHO.
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Need to replace belt in Kenmore Vacuum Power-mate nozzle


Hello,

Here's what you'll need to replace a belt on a Kenmore canister vacuum:

- Phillips Head Screw Driver
- Flat Head Screw Driver

There are two different types of belts that are used on a Kenmore Canister. One of them is called a cogged belt, which has little teeth on the inside of the belt. The other is called a serpantine belt, which looks like a car belt, and has little grooves on the inside of the. You'll be able to tell which on yours takes after opening up the power nozzle.

This is the Cogged or Geared Belt with little teeth inside the belt:
Kenmore Canister Geared Belt for Canister Vacuums

This is the other Serpantine Belt that has little grooves on the inside of the belt:
Kenmore Canister Serpantine Belt for Canister Vacuums

Here's how you can replace the belt on your Kenmore Canister vacuum cleaner. First, before taking apart the power nozzle to change the belt, try pressing the overload protection system reset switch. This overload protection feature is designed to shut off the power nozzle if something gets stuck in the brushes, to prevent the belt from breaking. On most Kenmore models it's either a grey switch cover to the right of the neck for your power nozzle, or it could also be a little red colored pole. The reset switch will turn all power off to the power nozzle. If you turn on the vacuum, and try turning on the power nozzle and you hear absolutely no noise, then it's possible it may just need to be reset. It also could mean that your hose may have a short circuit in it (pretty common on Kenmore), and the hose is not getting power down to the power nozzle. If however you turn on the power nozzle, and you can hear the motor in the power nozzle come on when you switch it to carpets, then mostly likely your belt needs to be changed. On the model that I was fixing, the reset switch is a grey color, and I highlighted the reset switch in red:


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So we'll just say for this repair that you are able to hear some noise come on in the power nozzle, but the brush is still not turning. This indicates a bad belt. Here's how you can fix it:

Step 1. If you're power nozzle is a square shaped nozzle like the nozzle that I took a picture of above, then you'll need to first remove the headlight cover before you can access the roller brush and belt. Simply squeeze both sides of the headlight housing, and while squeezing, lift upwards with your fingers exactly where my fingers are located in this picture:


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Step 2. After the headlight cover has been removed, you'll see two screws underneath of the headlight cover, directly in front of the neck of the power nozzle. You'll need to remove both of these screws. I have circled these screws in red:


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Step 3. After both of these screws have been removed, turn the power head upside down, so the roller brush is facing upwards. Look on the both the left and the right sides of the power nozzle. You should see writing that points to an area to put your flat head screw driver. You'll need to put the flat head screw driver down inside of the nozzle, and pry the top blue housing from the black bottom housing. Here's where the screw driver should go on the left side0723429.jpg:

Here's a picture of the screwdriver prying off the right side:


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Step 4. Now turn the power nozzle back over on top, and remove the top housing of the nozzle. You may have to push the handle release pedal in order to take the top housing off.

Step 5. Once the top housing has been removed you should now either see a white semi-circle shaped housing over top of the brush, or your model may not have this part (some did and others didn't). If yours has a long white part over top of the power nozzle, look at the back corners of this white colored housing, and you'll see two clips, one on each side. You need to push these clips in, and pull backwards at the same time.

Step 6. Once this white colored housing has been removed, or if you model didn't have this housing, you'll now have full access to the roller brush and belt. You should instantly be able to see the belt if it's broken, as it won't be connected to the roller brush. Simply pull straight up on the roller brush to remove it from the vacuum cleaner:



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Step 7. Wrap one end of the belt around the metal motor shaft in the back of the nozzle. Wrap the other end through the roller brush, and stretch the brush back into the housing where it belongs. Simply reassemble the parts, and test the vacuum to make sure the brush spins!

If you don't hear the power nozzle motor come on when you change the hose from Floors to Carpeting, this either means the reset switch needs to be pushed, or that you have a bad hose that needs to be replaced.

If you would like help on how to diagnosis the electric hose to see if it's bad, please just use the Clarification Request here on Fixya. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask me, I'm always more then happy to answer follow up questions. If this repair was helpful to you, please be sure to rate it as helpful by clicking the thumbs up icons at the top of the repair.

Thank you very much,

Chris J.
GoVacuum

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Vacuum base is not turning on but brush roller will turn on- Tri Star cannister/hose style


This indicates that you have a bad motor in the machine. If you are able to get power to the rest of the vacuum besides the motor, this means that the vacuum is getting power, and the motor's carbon brushes have probably worn out. I can look and see if the carbon brushes for the motor are availble, or if you'll have to purchase a new motor assembly completely if you can kindly do a clarification request or add a comment to this repair.

Please rate the repair suggestion as helpful by clicking the thumbs up icons if this answered your question.

Thanks,

Chris J.

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Power cuts maybe after 10 mins use, then after switching off for an hour or so, it works again! repeat.


I would think that it is probably a motor going bad and tripping the overload switch. After the overload resets, it will run again. Is there a chance that the motor is still under warranty? Some vacuum maker warranty the motor for longer than the rest of the vacuum (Dirt Devil is 6 years on the motor) so hopefully they will fix it for free. One other thing, should be obvious, but I'll ask anyway -- the brush is turning properly and the vacuum has suction when it is working, right? if something is jammed that could overload the motor as well.

Nov 19, 2009 | Vacuums

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Kenmore 116.23513301


If the motor on the power brush is running the belt is bad, if the motor on the power brush only runs when you push the overload, the overload is bad.

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I have my vacuum set to shampoo a rug, but cannot get the water to come out


Sometimes it takes up to 10 or so minutes for the Aqua mate 2 to begin pumping out anything.

If it is the new Aqua mate 12 (the big blue one, that is like a giant power head) the same thing is true for it.

If it is an earlier model Aquamate, then it is clogged somewhere in the hose, or the fluid control valve is clogged.

The water separator is the thing that spins in the center of the motor where your water basin attaches to it. It looks like a cone shaped fan looking thing. It should be cleaned after every use.

Use your Rainbow separator cleaning brush, or a tooth brush, if you do not have the Rainbow one. They are just like tooth brushes.

Never store your Rainbow canister on your water basin, with or without water in it. It can and will ruin your vacuum in dew time.

You can get manuals either here,
http://www.rainbowsystem.com/ or here,
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If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.

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It would be much more helpful if you would leave the model number of your machine so that I can know exactly which model you have.

If your Panasonic is a canister model, and the rest of the machine works fine, just not the power head, the first thing you should check is the reset button on the powerhead. On the top of the power head there is an "Overload Reset" button. This is a protection feature that will automatically shut off the brushes if anything is vacuumed into the brushes, i.e. sock underneath of the bed, tassels on an oriental rug, etc. This will cut off the brushes to prevent any damage to the belt. With the machine turned on, and the hose switched to carpets, push this reset button down, and the brushes should come on.

If this doesn't fix the problem, and you have a canister model, you may need to replace the electrical hose at this point. You can easily test the hose's continuity, by purchasing a $15 electrical tester from Radio Shack. Simply put one end of the tester into the socket that plugs into the wand, and take the other end, and test the electrical prongs that go into the canister itself, you should be able to determine if your hose is bad by doing this.

If your model is an upright style, the repair is much easier. When the brushes don't spin on an upright, this just means that your belt has either broken, or fallen off. If you'd give me your model number, I can easily give you instructions with part numbers of the belt you'll need to buy. Please just send me an email with your model number, and I'll send you a blown up parts schematic to your vacuum by email.

Let me know if you have any other questions,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com
chris.jones@govacuum.com

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Kenmore Model 116 PowerMate Jr stopped working


If the roller brush is not spinning freely once you remove it from the Power Mate Jr., then I have discovered the solution! There are end caps at each end of the roller brush. They seem to be permanently attached, but they are not. There is an axle inside the roller that is permanently attached to one of the caps. Take two pairs of pliers, and grab each end cap with a pair of pliers. Then pull hard to take them off. Once they are off, you will find that there is a big glob of hair wrapped around the axle inside. Remove the hair. Then reassemble the brush by putting the end caps back on. Make sure, when you put the caps back, that they are aligned so that they will fit back into the slots on the Power Mate Jr. You have to push hard to get the caps back on, maybe tapping one of them with pliers.

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