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Beater bar won't turn

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The belt may look ok but they lose elasticity and should be replaced at least every 6 months to deep clean properly. The beater bar may have debris stuck in the endcaps which keeps them from spinning freely. Depending in what vacuum you have, some have a separate motor which turns the beaterbar. If yours has a separate motor it could be the motor, the switch, the wiring or a variety of other possibilities.

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You may have a bad switch, one part of it is not turning on the brush roll motor. It could also be the brush roll motor.

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Brush roll won't turn only a few times


Shane:
Unplug the machine and lay it on it's back with the handle release in the release position (the vacuum head should be laying flat also). Remove the foot plate from the vacuum head. Manually turn the brush roll (called a beater bar). The beater bar should turn fairly easily and the belt should turn the motor armature shaft (now would be a good time to check the inside surface of the belt for grooves or damaged spots which would cause the armature shaft to slip on the belt). If the beater bar has too much resistance to your turning it, I would suspect that the bearings at each end of the beater bar are fouled with hair, carpet fibers and string. Remove the beater bar from the machine and manually spin the motor armature shaft (where the belt contacts the motor) to see that the motor armature shaft spins freely. Remove the bearings from the end of the beater bar (they won't come off easily so you may have to use a prying tool such as a screwdriver). Try to spin the bearings. If they are fouled, dribble some rubbing alcohol into the bearing (I use a spray bottle... it's much neater) and turn the bearings while keeping them soaked with alcohol until they spin freely without ratcheting. Drop some 30 weight engine oil into the bearings until they are saturated, then clean the outsides of the bearings with a clean rag (no alcohol) until the outsides of the bearings are completely dry and no oil drips out of them (don't want the oil to attract dirt). You'll probably need to replace the belt. Reassemble the machine and it should work for you.

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• Turn cleaner over in flat position.
• Release lower plate by rotating the 3 lower plate latches to the UNLOCK position.
• Remove lower plate and remove any dirt that may exist in belt area.
• Remove beater bar by gripping the belt side of the beater bar and carefully lifting it out.
• Remove worn or broken belt.
• Clean beater bar and the end caps.
• Loop new belt around motor shaft and beater bar belt groove.
• Reinstall the beater bar by inserting the end cap of the beater bar to the slots at both ends of th beater bar.
• After reinstalling the beater bar, turn it by hand to make sure that belt is not twisted or pinched and that all rotating parts turn freely.
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Unplug the vacuum, turn it upside down and remove the floor plate so you can access the beater bar. Remove the belt from the motor shaft and remove the beater bar and belt from the machine. At each end of the beater bar there will be a small circular bearing. Carefully remove the bearings from the ends of the beater bar, and remove the collection of hair, carpet fibers and any other junk wrapped around the bearing mount studs. Grab an old pan... (something to wash the bearings in) and an old toothbrush. Scrub the bearings with the toothbrush dipped in rubbing alcohol, and attempt to spin the bearings by hand as you clean them. When the bearings will spin freely, dry them out, and put a drop of oil (preferably 3-in-1 or light machine oil in the bearing. Don't soak the bearing in oil, that will just attract more junk to jam the bearing. Wipe the bearings off and rotate them to ensure that they aren't ratcheting or siezing up. Check the belt to ensure that the motor spindle has not damaged the inside surface of the belt... If it has, a new belt may be in order. Reassemble the vacuum and you problem should be solved.

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Hello, W/D here.
Since the brush will not spin, but the motor works, either the belt has come off of the motor shaft, the belt is worn past it's useful life, or the beater bar has seized.
1. Turn off the power (unplug).
2. Remove the bottom plate. With the plate off, use your finger to test the tension of the belt. It should be tight, and roll when you roll the beater bar by hand.
3. Remove the beater bar and belt. Inspect the beater bar, particularly by the bearings. Remove any twine, hair, etc.
4. Inspect the belt for abnormal wear. If there is any significant wear in the belt, replace it.
5. Reassembly is in the reverse order. Place the belt on the beater bar. While holding the beater bar close to it's position, place the belt on the motor shaft. Rotate the beater bar bearings to their proper position and install the beater bar. Replace the cover plate.

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On the baseplate that surrounds the beater bar, you'll see three large plastic screw heads. Turn these and youll feel the plate loosen. Raise the plate from back to front; it hinges toward the front. This gives you access to the beater bar. Remove the beater bar, making mental note as to how it comes out. You want to pay attention to the ends so you can get it back in easily. Remove whatever remains of the old belt. While you have it opened this far, inspect the suction cavity behind the beater bar; this is where they are most likely to stop up over time. Also take a moment to inspect the beater bar and remove the things that tend to wind up on the bar and at the ends. Slip your new belt over the motor shaft, and then slip the beater back under the belt. It will be tighter going back with the new belt. While the belt is on the motor shaft and the beater bar, slide the beater bar back into the sockets of the vacuum, and replace the base plate.
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