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Red light indicator on the power nozzle be on while in use

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There could be a couple of reasons for that light. Make sure your belt is good and the brushroll is turning okay. Check your cord and receptacles, if they are loose or burned you may want to replace the cord or bend a prong so it fits better. If those all seem good, here are some other problems people had that you can look through.

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My rainbow was working, now the rug cleaner quit.


Does your power nozzle have a red power light? Your Circuit Breaker PN2E PN2 could be defective. Also check the hose connection to the front of the Rainbow. Be sure that it has both latches secure. This can cause power nozzle to not run.
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Depending on the power nozzle model, does a red light come on the top of the power nozzle? If it does, then the problem could be the circuit breaker. If it does not, then the problem could be either in the hose or the connection from the hose to the main unit. Make sure you hear to clicks and the hose is connected solid to the main unit. Otherwise, the receptacles can't make contact to allow the power nozzle to turn on.
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This light indicates the bag needs changed. If you've done that, The possibilities are a clogged hose, clogged elbow at power nozzle, or on certain models a bad Control Valve Assembly. If yours has a dial on top, turn so the smallest dot lines up with the arrow. If it doesn't have a dial, you don't have to worry about a bad CVA. If you aren't using genuine Electrolux bags made by Home Solutions, then the bags pores will clog faster, which would cause the vacuum to shut off.

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How do I change the belt on my Sears vacuum?


Hello,

Here's what you'll need to replace a belt on a Kenmore2_bing.gif canister vacuum:

- Phillips Head Screw Driver
- Flat Head Screw Driver

Here's how you can replace the belt on your Kenmore Canister vacuum cleaner. First, before taking apart the power nozzle to change the belt, try pressing the overload protection system reset switch. This overload protection feature is designed to shut off the power nozzle if something gets stuck in the brushes, to prevent the belt from breaking. On most Kenmore models it's either a grey switch cover to the right of the neck for your power nozzle, or it could also be a little red colored pole. The reset switch will turn all power off to the power nozzle. If you turn on the vacuum, and try turning on the power nozzle and you hear absolutely no noise, then it's possible it may just need to be reset. It also could mean that your hose may have a short circuit in it (pretty common on Kenmore), and the hose is not getting power down to the power nozzle. If however you turn on the power nozzle, and you can hear the motor in the power nozzle come on when you switch it to carpets, then mostly likely your belt needs to be changed. On the model that I was fixing, the reset switch is a grey color, and I highlighted the reset switch in red:


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So we'll just say for this repair that you are able to hear some noise come on in the power nozzle, but the brush is still not turning. This indicates a bad belt. Here's how you can fix it:

Step 1. If you're power nozzle is a square shaped nozzle like the nozzle that I took a picture of above, then you'll need to first remove the headlight cover before you can access the roller brush and belt. Simply squeeze both sides of the headlight housing, and while squeezing, lift upwards with your fingers exactly where my fingers are located in this picture:


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Step 2. After the headlight cover has been removed, you'll see two screws underneath of the headlight cover, directly in front of the neck of the power nozzle. You'll need to remove both of these screws. I have circled these screws in red:


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Step 3. After both of these screws have been removed, turn the power head upside down, so the roller brush is facing upwards. Look on the both the left and the right sides of the power nozzle. You should see writing that points to an area to put your flat head screw driver. You'll need to put the flat head screw driver down inside of the nozzle, and pry the top blue housing from the black bottom housing. Here's where the screw driver should go on the left side0723429.jpg:

Here's a picture of the screwdriver prying off the right side:


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Step 4. Now turn the power nozzle back over on top, and remove the top housing of the nozzle. You may have to push the handle release pedal in order to take the top housing off.

Step 5. Once the top housing has been removed you should now either see a white semi-circle shaped housing over top of the brush, or your model may not have this part (some did and others didn't). If yours has a long white part over top of the power nozzle, look at the back corners of this white colored housing, and you'll see two clips, one on each side. You need to push these clips in, and pull backwards at the same time.

Step 6. Once this white colored housing has been removed, or if you model didn't have this housing, you'll now have full access to the roller brush and belt. You should instantly be able to see the belt if it's broken, as it won't be connected to the roller brush. Simply pull straight up on the roller brush to remove it from the vacuum cleaner:

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Step 7. Wrap one end of the belt around the metal motor shaft in the back of the nozzle. Wrap the other end through the roller brush, and stretch the brush back into the housing where it belongs. Simply reassemble the parts, and test the vacuum to make sure the brush spins!

If you don't hear the power nozzle motor come on when you change the hose from Floors to Carpeting, this either means the reset switch needs to be pushed, or that you have a bad hose that needs to be replaced.

If you would like help on how to diagnosis the electric hose to see if it's bad, please just use the Clarification Request here on Fixya. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask me, I'm always more then happy to answer follow up questions. If this repair was helpful to you, please be sure to rate it as helpful by clicking the thumbs up icons at the top of the repair.

Thank you very much,

Chris J.
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Need drawing to reassemble power head


Hello,

I have attached the parts drawing of the power nozzle that came with the Red Velvet model, or the SEB236. Unfortunately the way that it's posted online, it's done in a way that makes saving the picture and posting the picture here in the repair more difficult because the pictures are larger then the 150k that Fixya allows. I went ahead and uploaded this pictures to our site, and left the 2 links below in this repair.

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Inner Casing & Light System Picture:
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If you need help on getting it back together, please feel free to use the Clarification Request form here on the Fixya repair page with the part that you're having problems with, and I'll be more then happy to help you.

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Even though the brush is spinning, you probably need to replace the belt2_bing.gifbecause it is stretched. It is probably slipping on the beater bar.

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My bissell proheat will not spray water or cleaner and the filter does not turn;


Thanks to many others who have posted on similar problems -- water and/or solution sprays through the handheld tools, but not through the main machine.

As others have suggested, I removed the water reservoir, which exposes the 2 main water sprays mounted above the rollers. Using, pliers, I carefully slid the clips back. Gently but firmly removed the two red nozzles.

Elsewhere I have read suggestions to just do one nozzle at a time. However, I found out that if you remove both red nozzles, you can then blow through one side and it will come out the other. In my case, that dislodged a nice collection of crystal-like chunks (guessing it may be crystallized residue from the cleaning solution).

There was also a bit of blockage in one of the red nozzles, which I cleaned out. Make sure you can blow through both of them with little resistance.

Reassemble: Push red nozzles back into hoses. Using pliers, reposition sprung clip back over the red nozzle. Snap nozzles back into place. Refill tanks and power it up.

In my case, that resolved the problem of no sprays from the main machine. Sprays like new now. Hope yours does too!!

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If this is all OK, fill the bucket and the mix bottle with warm, clean water. Turn the machine on and with the handle upright press and hold the trigger for about 2 minutes. Hopefully you should see a spray and both the bucket and bottle will reduce in volume. If not you have either a blockage in one of the tubes, the trigger valve needs adjustment or, worst case, the pump has failed.

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As far as your power nozzle goes, the head eminating from the swivel body is in most cases due to an older design of the power nozzle. I would suggest investing in a new elbow assembly that includes a new swivel body as well as newer style of wiring that is proved to reduce arcing and heat production within the power nozzle.

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