Question about Vacuums
I vacuumed one area, then disconnected the plug and tried to vacuum another area from a new wall power socket. Nothing at all from the machine, no engine sound, no action. I took out the 5 top screws and opened the electrics area but can see no problems ie loose wires, etc. It isn't the hose blocked as doesn't even go when tube removed. Any suggestions gratefully received please. thanks
Do not get upset with me, but I must ask this question!!! 1) Did u try any other appliance in that outlet, or 2) Did you go back to the original outlet to see if the vacuum works there? It is kind of a coincidence that it quit working only after you moved it to another area. Let me know please!
Posted on Nov 15, 2014
Testimonial: "Hi No I would never get upset with someone trying to help. Yes I have indeed tried the vacuum on other sockets where other appliances do work so it is not that (I guess; but then I am not particularly techie; I thought I was being adventurous taking the top off). I wondered whether there is a fuse somewhere in the sytem which may need to be replaced but I couldn't see anything obvious where I took the top off. Any comments/suggestions gratefully received. cheers Doug"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi from uk your problem with the canister cover/door coming off whilst vaccing ? you have renewed bag ? ok but there is a filter/gauze also inside the canister where bag is fitted if you check inside you should see the filter at opposite end from where bag is secured it is usually fitted behind a slotted pull out plastic gate ? this filter/gauze is to allow air out of canister when vaccing and the filter traps any dust that may accumulate inside the canister case so the dust does not get blown out to atmosphere/rooms SO if this filter is clogged it will not allow vacced air to escape out of canister so result is build up of pressure within cylinder and eventually cover flips open ! so for now you can remove filter/gauze and wash then dry refit this will allow air to escape from canister but still retain dust particles from escaping as it is designed for however may i suggest you replace filter when convenient ? all above is on assuming that the latch on cover is working ok and not now damaged ? hope this helps best wishes
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
It could be the a number of issues.
The actual power switch could be at fault and needs replaced which has to be done by an official repairer.
OR if the vacuum cut out initially wait for a day and then try it again.
Also if the filters have been cleaned check that there is no dirt stopping the motor from coming on i.e. check the beater bar (remove the hood if neccessary) and check the drive belt is intact, also check all tubes to see there is no clogging.
If you have cleaned the filters you need to make sure they are dry rather than damp to wet as water seeping into a motor is very dangerous.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
It sounds like the on off Switch is broken.
you need to replace it or tape/glue it down and use the plug as on of switch.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
Turn the knob on the top of the vacuum all the way to the right.I had the same problem and that fixed it.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
Start with this. Unplug the vac to shut off, then disconnect the low voltage wiring at the vac.Plug the vac back in. If the vac still runs you have an internal short on the relay or wiring inside the vac.
If the vac stops then the vac and final wiring is OK and the problem is in the wiring in the house.
Have you removed any inlets for painting or had any renos done or pictures hung. If so undo what you did last. If inlets were disturbed remove them and look for low voltage vac wires touching metal backing plates in the wall or touching the inlet mounting screws.
If you have done a reno or hung pictures you may have pierece the wire for the vac creating a low voltage short which will keep the vac running until removed. I have seen this happen with freshly installed 1/4 round molding along a baseboard
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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