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Canister works, vacuum doesnt

WHen I turn on my vacuum the motor on the canister part turns on fine, but the actual sweeper part does not work. The wooden cleaner inside does not turn ans seems stuck. I took it all apart and there is nothing preventing it from moving. I thought maybe the reset trigger button was malfunctioning, but I have no idea.

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I 've been cannibalizing Kenmore canister vacs for decades b/c you can use some of the parts some of the time but not all of the parts all of the time. Presently I use the cannister of a maroon 24111 with the beater bar of 2395 b/c none of my collection of the newer "powerheads" with the belt in the middle of the brush head have enuf power to work on carpet no matter how low the pile. The brush bar spins just fine when I pick it up to inspect it but stops when lowered to the carpet. Sears replaced the belts many times but never improved this design flaw, explaining that it was "just the nature of the beast"!

Posted on May 29, 2008


There could be a break in the electric from the machine to the hose - or from the hose to the wand - or from the wand to the Power Nozzle - or it could be the motor is bad. 

Wiggle the cord at the Hose with it running- then go to the Wand - then to the Power Nozzle. You may find a break in the wires anywhere along the line.

unplug the Vacuum:

If you have a meter check to see if the reset is working - and last check to see if the motor will work removed from the Nozzle.



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