I've had this problem before, but usually the beater bar wasn't working because the door where the hose attaches isn't closed properly and so the suction isn't created and the beater bar ''knows'' to shut off.
Unfortunately, I have checked the door, it is closed, and still the beater bar isn't working.
Can anyone give me another solution, or than pressing the reset button.
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Upright vacuums have a common problem with the hose from the beater bar section to the connection hose becoming clogged. Especially around christmas time because of pine needles and other things that get vacuumed up over the holidays. Though it is a common problem it is a fairly simple problem to fix. The hose comes off with one or two screws, and when you have the hose straightened out it is easy to clean out with a piece of wire or a shop vac to **** the stuff of that has been getting stuck in the hose. Once the hose becomes clogged all the rest of the stuff you are trying to vacuum up just gets stuck up in front of the clog. The other basic problem with the vacuum not sucking could be the belt being worn or broken. The belt usually just runs the beater bar but this could cause the vacuum not to operate correctly. This is also a very simple fix with just a screw driver and a couple of screws to remove to get the beater bar cover off. Once you have the cover off you can lift the beater bar out and take the old belt off. Then you can replace it with a new one. Most likely you will have to clean the sides of the beater bar before reinstalling as they tend to get wound up with hair and other debris.
Hi, W/D here. Easy fix!
Flip the machine over, beater bar side up. The base plate has to come off; it is held on with either screws or clips or a combination of both. Once the base plate is off, you'll need to carefully remove the beater bar, paying close attention as to how the end pieces come out with the beater bar from the vacuum frame. They have to mate back up in the same way they come out. Also note where the belt will ride on the beater bar. While you have it torn down this far, clean the suction cavity as vacuums usually plug up in this area, and remove any hair, ribbons, thread and the like that has gotten wound around the beater bar. Slip your belt over the motor shaft and then slip the beater bar into the belt. It'll feel like you need another pair of hands, but it can be done. Slip the beater bar and sockets back into the vacuum frame, and look again to make sure that the ends are seated properly. Test your work by revolving the belt a bit by hand, feeling for the resistance of the belt and smooth operation. Reinstall the base plate. That ought'a 'bout do it!
Best regards, --W/D--
Hi, You can take care of both things at once. Here's how:
Unplug and flip your vacuum over, beater bar side up. Remove the cover base plate that surrounds your beater bar. It's held on with either clips or screws, and usually "hinges" toward the front of the vacuum to release when the clips/screws are undone. Remove the base plate. The beater bar sits in sockets where it fits into the vacuum. Pay particular attention to how it comes out as you remove the beater bar, so it will be much easier to put it back together. If your belt is good, it will want to come off with the beater bar, but will remain attached to the motor. If necessary, slip the belt off of the beater bar. Behind the beater bar, you'll see a cavity. This is where the vacuum pulls the dirt from the beater bar. Look up into the cavity; stuff almost always hangs up in there. Remove any debris that you can find. While you have your beater bar out, look at the ends, where it fits into the sockets. Hair and other material catches on the beater bar and winds around it. If it is in and around the sockets, it causes the vacuum to have to work harder to clean. Remove any debris that you find on either end. Get your new belt and place it on the motor shaft. Slip the beater bar into the belt, and install the beater bar and sockets back into the vacuum frame. It takes patience so don't worry if it takes a few tries to get it right. Once in, test your work by revolving the beater bar a bit with your hand. You should be able to feel the tension of the belt as it turns the bar and the motor shaft. Take one more look at the sockets, just to be sure that they are in the proper place, and that the beater bar is level in the frame. Reinstall the base plate. This should have you finished at this end.
Best regards, --W/D-- please feel free to rate this solution! Thanx!
If you haven't already, remove the beater bar. This is accomplished by unplugging the vacuum and turning it beater bar up. Remove the clips or screws that hold the plate on the beater bar and set aside. The beater bar sits in sockets, so carefully remove the bar, noting the correct position of the sockets. This will make reassembly much easier. Slip the beater bar out of the drive belt. Now, inspect the suction cavity that the beater bar would discharge into. Usually, things clog up here as there is a flex hose that catches things, creating a pluggage.
Hope this helps, --W/D--
Hi. This isn't a hard repair at all.... Unplug your vacuum. Turn the vacuum beater bar side up. Locate the catches or screws that hold the plate on that covers the beater bar. Remove the plate. The beater bar sits in sockets where it attaches to the vacuum, so remove carefully, making note how it comes out. This will make reassembly much easier. Place your new belt on the motor shaft, then onto the beater bar while you replace the beater bar back into the sockets. Test your work by revolving the beater bar a bit by hand. Reinstall the cover plate. That's it!
Assuming that the vacuum will run, remove the bag and check the discharge to the bag from the machine for debris. Also check the suction to the vacuum blower by removing the beater bar cover plate and beater bar. Inspect the belt. While the bar is off, inspect the suction hose behind the beater bar. This is where I usually find the debris.
Hi, I had the same problem with my Eureka vacuum cleaner. I don't have the problem with the beater bar, but I had the problem with the attachment hose not getting any suction. I found out that I was putting attachment on the wrong end of the hose. The end that you use in the front. Don't how I got that confused because it always worked before. Hope this helps with the hose part of the problem.
If your talking the motor on the beater bar, then chances are either when the beater bar was attached to the hose near where you hold it, it did not lock, and the connection is intermittent, or the cord has an internal break.
If you hear the motor in the head running and the beater bar isn't rotating, you probably need a drive belt. With the power off, make sure you can rotate the beater bar freely by hand, if it isn't bound up.. then locate and remove the baseplate screws to gain access to the beater bar itself, you'll see a drive belt pulley system and chances are, a broken belt. Replace it with a new one by pulling the beater bar assembly out of the housing and plcing the belt onto the motor shaft pulley as well as the beater bar pulley.. nest the beater bar back into the holder and reinstall the cover. Hope that helps !