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What causes a simplicity s36 to intermittently quit?

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Bad motor or motor connection. Check connections

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Why would my simplicity vacuum hose not work? the sweeper itself works but cannot use the attachments?

If the hose is partially clogged it could cause it to not have much suction but may still seem to be vacuuming properly because the brush roll is agitating the carpet. Depending on which model you have if there is no suction at the hose end there is likely none at the floor. If your model is a tandem air it could still be in the hose or in the valve where switch from floor to the hose. The valve can get plugged and it may still vacuum floors very well because the direct air motor is still blowing a lot of air to clean the floor but the clean air motor is not providing any suction. If you have a tandem air model it may be best to take it to your local Simplicity or Riccar dealer for repairs.

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My Simplicity 6870 vacuum won't run at times. Sometimes when I push the on button it will work while other times it won't. What could be causing this?

My first guess is that you have a damaged cord, or perhaps a dirty plug, or possibly even a bad outlet. There is a way to tell which, if any of those problems are the cause. Will you be doing the work, or someone else?

Apr 18, 2017 | Simplicity Vacuums

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I believe my simplicity hose is clogged - how can I unclog it?

hoses seldom clog but the area around the head of the vacuum does
where the head is angled at the end of the wand is where items are caught and cause a blockage

Dec 16, 2016 | Simplicity Vacuums

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Simplicity S38 vacuum wand wont work

There are a few things that can cause the wand to not work. I would suggest you make sure the spinning aspect isn't impeded by a string or wire. I would also check the suction of the hose itself. If the vacuum is too full, it won't be able to get a good suction through the hose, causing the want to not work.

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Aug 13, 2014 | Simplicity Vacuums

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Simplicity symmetry vacuum stopped working

There is a reset button on the back that trips if the vacuum gets hot.

Jul 27, 2014 | Simplicity Vacuums

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Belt replacement on simplicity synergy x9 series

Your simplicity has a lifetime belt. It has a sensor to shut the direct air motor off if something restricts the brushroll from from turning. You may save money in the long run by taking it to a simplicity or Riccar vacuum dealer.

Mar 22, 2014 | Simplicity 7250 Deluxe Vacuum

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Burnt rubber smell when vacuuming

This could be a few things:

A. If your model has a floor selector switch (Bare floor/tools - Carpet) your clutch could be worn. (there is a rubber clutch pad between your cam and roller shell) - Fix would be to replace the clutch pad and belt.

B. If you don't have one of the above models, your belt could be stretched. The belt slipping could cause a rubber burning smell. Fix - Change belt.

C. Have you got any new carpet you are vacuuming or have you moved? Some of the newer style frieze carpets can cause burning rubber smell. The fibers of the carpet are longer and cause the brush to slow down causing the belt to burn. (Imagine brushing long hair with a thick brush, the hair easily gets tangled in the brush, same effect with this carpet.) Some of the newer rugs can do this as well. Some newer carpets with the thicker felt backing and/or the "pet padding" under the carpet can too. it doesn't allow enough air to flow through causing the cleaner head to seal itself to the carpet causing a burning smell. The fix is Move to another home, replace your carpets or replace your vacuum. The vacuum is the cheaper option but be cautious as most vacuums now do this with these carpets. We have had really good response from customers using the Simplicity Tandem Air models, (Synchrony and Synergy models.)

Hope this helps, if you need to talk further feel free to contact me.


Mar 13, 2013 | Simplicity Vacuums

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S36 vacuum head dosent come on

There is a fuse inside the machine but if that were bad the entire unit would not come on. Check the reset in the back of the power head next to the height adjustment. If not, Check the voltage coming out of the hose if you are getting 120V+/- then the hose is fine(be sure when checking the voltage you have the power brush switch on) You can also check the continuity/voltage of the wand. The voltage should also read 120V +/-. If the reset didnt fix it then you more than likely have a bad hose or wand.
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Jan 10, 2013 | Simplicity Vacuums

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Simplicity 7 Series Vacuum. Suddenly stopped.

There is a thermal reset button on your vaccum. It is on the rear of the unit, just below the attachments and next to the sticker with the serial numer etc on it. The vacuum is designed to turn itself of if too much heat gets built up to prevent it from "burning up."

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Overheated vacuum

It normally won't over heat unless the bag is too full, the filters are clogged, or you have have a clog in the hose or down by the brush roll, the inlet may be clogged. Some will restart after a while, some others have a reset to push. If it won't power on, then you have a problem and it will have to serviced.

Mar 20, 2008 | Simplicity 7850 Premier Bagged Canister...

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