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Mty Dirt Devil vacuum has burning smell, replaced belt 6 months ago. Burning smell is back but, still has suction, what's up?

Model #085845.Brush was hard to turn before manually now, brush is very easy to turn. What's up?

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The manual is confusing - I had the same problem. Make sure you put the belt around the smaller motor axle, not the lever arm attached to the on/off foot switch. It's a bit counter-intuitive, but that was my problem with this. Jeff

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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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.

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drive belt. take housing apart (draw a diagram so you can put it back together) take the broken belt to a vacuum repair shop to get the same one. mine cost 7$.
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i have a dirt devil upright bagless model no ro88100.it blows out dust through the front vent that i have already vacuumed up please help carol

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Hi I have a dirt devil vision. Hose works, but does not vacuuming the floor. Belts are not broken. Larger belt is moving, smaller belt that moves the brushes does not.


hi krueger, sorry for the problems but hers an idea how about turning on the vacuum and put your hand under the part where it sucks uo the dirt off the floor and i guessing you would have a little suction, since the brushes are not moving its going to not pick up as well as it should my guess is that the belts need to be replaced even if one is moving, i would change both belt to be sure and also are you smelling a burning smell if so then that would prove fact to needing new belts, hope this helps, Jamie

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Dirt Devil R088100. Cloth Was Sucked Into Hole Below Dirt Holder


Brad, Hopefully it is the belt that you smell burning. I would start by removing the underneath side of the vacuum head. Normally just a few screws that are meant to be remove for general maintanence and circumstances such as this. After removing the screws this should reveal the dirty side of life to you. You may need to remove the roller brush, and inspect the ends to make sure the brush rolls freely while holding the ends. If not the ends may need to be cleaned of hair and strings: ends should pop of and a shaft runs through the middle connecting them. Clean and replace. Move on up the path the dirt travels. The neck where the head and vacuum come together is the next jamming point, if this is where the cloth is lodged chances are the motor may have over heated due to clogging. Your vacuum may have a automatic shut off. You will need to contact Dirt Devil to see if there is a reset for the motor. There are propellers / fan blades at the end of the neck just before the motor housing. This is most likely where the clothe has logged itself causing the brushes on the electric motor to emit the burning smell, if you can remove all obstructions and the unit still does not turn on, check with dirt devil about the reset, Hope this helps.

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Got Dirt Devil Featherlite,keeps burning the belt out immediately and there is only one way to put the belt on...have put on 4 new belts.....what up?


Hi There,

When a belt breaks immediately after installing it, this can ONLY mean one of two things. The first is that the belt was put back on incorrectly, and it may be pinched underneath of the beater bar. This would cause it to break immediately, but I seriously doubt after 4 belts that you put the belt on wrong all 4 times.

The second, and more probable cause is that your roller brush has gone bad. This could be why the belt broke in the first place. In order to test to make sure the brush is bad, unscrew the bottom plate, and remove the brush like you were changing the belt.

Hold the brush at the very end on both sides, using only your finger tips. While holding just the bearing caps, try spinning the bar with your thumbs. Does the brush spin freely in your hands? It should spin completely around 4-5 times on each spin. If the brush will not spin, or if you feel any resistance to it spinning, this is the reason why your belt continues to break.

If the brush can not spin, the motor shaft will continue to try and spin the belt, but since the brush doesn't spin, and the belt doesn't move, the motor shaft will just burn right through the back end of the belt.

If your machine is actually the model that's listed on this Fixya repair page, the Dirt Devil Featherlite model M085845, then your machine uses the following roller brush:
Dirt Devil Plastic Brush Roll for Model 085845 Part # 2-881020-000

The next time that change the belt, install the brush back into the machine, but this time pull up on the belt towards the brush to make sure that the belt spins freely, and spins the brush as well. If the belt doesn't spin the brush, there's some issue, and the belt will break as soon as you turn the machine on.

I hope this helped you. If you find out that you don't need a new brush, feel free to use the comment section here on the repair page and let me know, I'd be happy to walk you through some more advanced diagnosing. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair and / or leave feedback for me.

Thanks so much,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

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Not suctioning/


i would change the belt and filter.( belts need to be changed on average every 6 months). now if you smell a burn like an electrical smell the motor is gone.

Jul 19, 2009 | Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless Vacuum...

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Dirt Devil- Brush not rotating on its own. No suction.


drive belt. take housing apart (draw a diagram so you can put it back together) take the broken belt to a vacuum repair shop to get the same one. mine cost 7$.
15 minutes work.

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Dirt Devil Jaguar Bagless Upright Burning Smell


take the belt off again you will see burnt rubber from the old belt stuck to the motor shaft.you can take a fine piece of emery cloth and clean the shaft down to its polished finish.always good to do this after each belt.check the brush roller and see if there are any signsd of plastic melted.make sure it turns freely if not the brush roller might be siezing uo on youhave you cleaned the hepa filter?does it smell like wires burning or rubber.with it unlugged take it apart to the motor and take a fine iece of emery cloth and go over the motor armature .then try it again.you can take all the filters out and run it without the filters.that will help you narrow it down.please leave feedback

Mar 15, 2009 | Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless Vacuum...

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The belt is broken of my dirt devil


Remove brush roller and black caps at each end of the roller. Clean and oil the bearings.they must turn freely.

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Dirt Devil Reaction Vacuum belt replacement


The manual is confusing - I had the same problem. Make sure you put the belt around the smaller motor axle, not the lever arm attached to the on/off foot switch. It's a bit counter-intuitive, but that was my problem with this. Jeff

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No suction, burning smell, expells dust


If by "suction" you mean it's not picking up dirt and debris on carpet, odds are your belt needs replacement, and the belt has burned, causing the burning smell. Ensure that your brushroll spins free, and replace the belt. (Belts should be replaced in any vacuum with a rubber belt every 3-6 months, regardless of use.)

If you mean that you are not having any airflow at the end of the hose, you most likely have a clog in the main hose and the burning smell is caused by your motor overheating. Ensure that there is nothing blocking the hoses.

If you have suction in the hose, and your brushroll is turning, there may be a clog in the head area behind the brushroll. Look in the hose that your wand plugs into, and ensure that it is also clear.

-R

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