Question about Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless Vacuum M085845Vacuum
When I turn it on, the brush rotates and it has suction, but the vacuum sounds a lot rougher than usual. Sounds as if the motor is grating or something.
How old is the sweeper? If it is 5-10 years old the motor is probably wearing out and would need it's bearings replaced. You can replace the whole sweeper for less.
Posted on Dec 30, 2013
Testimonial: "The vacuum is only 2 years old. I took a closer look and I think I know what the problem is. When the motor axel is being pulled on (i.e. by the brush belt), it deviates from its normal axel just a bit, causing the suction fan to grate against a plastic base inside the motor. I'm just going to junk it and get a new vacuum. Thanks though."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is the suction tubing in the head assembly clogged, is the belt broke? If the if the belt looks good the brush may be turned off and you may need to turn the brush switch on.
Posted on May 26, 2009
If it is completely clean, no strain on the motor, no clog, check the fan on the motor - Intact? ... or is the center pulled out of the fan?
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
Yes, with this vacuum the belt being broken will cause a loss of suction.
Posted on May 18, 2010
Testimonial: "I suspected this,Ijust didnt want to buy the beltand be wrong..thank you soo much for an honest answer."
Check between the brush and the hose connection. It sounds like there's a blockage there. It can easily be pushed toward the brush using a wooden spoon handle, or similar blunt object.
Posted on Mar 08, 2011
the brush roller itself has crud jammed in it. it is not the belt. the smell however - is the belt being burnt as the small metal axle tries to turn the who unit - but the belt wont move - so the small axle spins and burns into the belt. this can burn the belt and melt it and can also stress the motor which is the real pricey repair and not worth it.
pop the roller out of the bottom and hold the very end 'cap' - now spin the roller with your hand - if it doesn't spin with next to no effort - there are probably hairs and threads inside that gumming it up so it wont spin. this is NOT referring to the outside of the roller which can be the issue - untangle any pet or human hairs - carpet strings etc etc - this can solve the issues as well. but regarding the inside turning swivel on the brushroll - some models the end caps come off - some they do not. i put a razor on the sides and cut up some hairs and strings till it was spinning again by hand but it was still not enough to allow the brush to spin on all settings. eventually i was forced to buy a new roller (i have jaguar upright - old model m085830t) - hope this helps -
a few more words of advice - when you buy a vac - once a month or so flip it over and cut out long hairs - threads - and strings - your vac will last forever - if you do this - if it smokes - turn it off right away parts are burning lol
Posted on Mar 22, 2013
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