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Strange noises hi team, I recently changed the starter in my car... after which, I had a number of problems occurring... firstly, two fuses keep blowing, causing the speedometer and the gages in the dash to go black, no indicators could work.. I had over heating problems, once the gages stopped working, and the transmission started to slip when I was driving... now I am hearing a noise like air escaping from somewhere in the engine... what can cause this noise? How worried should I be?

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It really helps if we had the year make and model of the vehicle to further help you.

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The carbon brushes in the motor need to be replaced. Very IMPORTANT....... DO NOT run the Kirby anymore until you get this fixed. If you do, the armature will be in danger of being damaged. (and that part is expensive!) The carbon brushes are reasonably priced, and you can use this online guide to get to them and change them. It's a guide for replacing the power switch, but it will help you change the carbon brushes too. Hope I've helped...
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SOURCE: belt slipping

Get some belt dressing from an autoparts store. With gloves on and the belt cover off spray on the corner of a rag (or equivelant)and carefully turn the vacuume on for 3-4 seconds while holding sprayed area of rag on the drive surface of the belt avoiding getting your fingers or the rag caught in the drive rollers. Repeat for best results. This may help clean burnt rubber off belt and give fresh surface for better belt/motor pinion/brush reaquaintment. Did this to our Bissel Velocity Widepath. Had same problem. Great performance after belt dressing was applied. If that sounds too dangerous for ya, get a new belt and pretreat it prior to install. Be shure to remove burnt rubber from brush.
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Thank you for this solution, it saved me $$$ and a trip to the repair shop.

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SOURCE: dyson dc14 died, no power after burning smrll

It sounds like the motor has overheated and has now been irrepairable damaged.
The motor has a built in over-current trip to protect itself (and you if it seriously overheated and caught fire). This normally automatically resets itself, however if the motor has just about had it, the moment it is switched on, it just trips again.

The primary cause of motors overheating is that the filters are not cleaned or replaced frequently enough. Dont be fooled by Dyson's "lifetime filters". They need to be regularly cleaned and replaced when necessary.

Replacement motors are avaible on eBay for about £25, however repalcing one requires good DIY skills and tools.

Have a look at www.dysonmedic.com and see if you feel you can tackle it yourself. If not, take it to a repair shop or call the Dyson helpline.

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SOURCE: my dyson has stopped working. There was a burning

The Motor sounds like it has gone bad. Bagless machines like these always have motor problem. If it is under warranty then it will need to be shipped to Buffalo New York. I would trade in in on a Riccar vacuum. You can get 20 years out of those for less money.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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HI, it's Jim from Crucial Vacuum!

If your Shark Navigator vacuum is only making a strange noise when the brush roll is turning then the two things to consider and examine would be the brush roll itself as well as the belt.

First off lets look at the brush roll itself. Right off the bat is there any noticeable debris caught in it? You're mainly looking for long carpet fibers, or even strands of hair? If so try using a scissor to cut the blockage away. Then, manually rotate the brush roll to uncover further clogs. When examining your brush roll take note of the condition of the bristles. Are they loose? If so this would be a good time to change your brush roll entirely. There should be two screws holding the plate onto your Shark Navigator. Use a screw driver to remove these screws to gain access to the brush roll and belt.

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