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Vacuum has strong suction and beater bar spinning but not picking up just scattering dust all over.

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SOURCE: Vacuum won't come on

The switch in the hose maybe bad, motor problem, or some of these cannisters have a relay mounted by the motor, it may be bad.

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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SOURCE: vacuum not picking up

At the top of your wand, do you have a plastic swivel that cover a hole in the wand? This is for when you are cleaning curtains, and if that is open, or cracked you will loose suction there... also check your hose for cracks, or breaks. If it were in the shop I would put a gauge on it... normal suction is about 80-95 inches of water lift at the end of the hose. Once you have check each section of the hose, and wand, check the housing for cracks, a missing gasket (Very Good Reason For Lack Of Suction) As to your Filter, how long have you used that one filter, you can clean them for a while, but once a paper filter gets full of FINE dust you won't get it all out, you will have to replace the filter itself at that point. I hope this was helpful.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: My vacuum will not pick up even fuzz on the carpet

If the suction is strong through the hose and its still not picking up, then something is definately clogged despite the strong suction and rolle brush. Check all inspection tubes including the main dirt channel behind the roller brush. You may find something that keeps getting in the way when dirt or hair is trying to bypass through.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: beater bar has stopped turning

All beater and rotating brush bars are fairly easy to get to with a couple of screw on the bottom of your wan. They are driven by a belt and these belts come off, break, or the bar itself is stuck with rug material. Unplug your vacumn and get our screwdriver. It;s easy to figure out once inside the wan.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: beater bar stopped working

hi welcome to fixya you need to replace belt if belt is ok than you burnt out the motor please check belt first as it is cheaper thank you for useing fixya please rate

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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