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Kenmore 116.31810010 beater bar wont spin directdrive unit

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There is a small reset on the brush nozzle on the side

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SOURCE: I have a kenmore beltless upright the beater brush dosetn spin

If it is direct drive then the motor or the wireing to the motor are bad. If it is gear driven then the gears are probally stripped.

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SOURCE: Dyson Animal 07 beater bar not spinning - belt not broken

if your unit has a clutch it maybe that it is in the off position or the motor belt is broken your unit has to belts if its a clutched model 

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SOURCE: Our dyson beater bar won't spin.

DC14s actually have two belts, but one of them is difficult to get at or even see without some dismantling.

Have a look at which has some very useful info on dismantling and repairing Dysons.

Although this site doesnt actually cover the DC14 yet, the DC14 is very similar to the DC07 so as regards dissassembling the machine, my experience is that the DC07 info will enable you to do the job.

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    Hi there,

    The brushbar on your DC25 can be switched on for vacuuming carpets, or off for vacuuming hard floors.

    To turn the brushbar on or off, use the silver button located to the motor on/off button. Information on how to operate DC25 is provided in the user guide supplied with your machine. You might find this link useful if you don't have your user guide to hand:

    Hopefully this should resolve your issue. If you require any further advice on using or maintaining your DC25, please get in touch with us, free, on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US), so we can provide the assistance you need.

    Kind regards,

    Dyson Customer Service

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    SOURCE: beater bar does not spin...

    • If the brush bar is not spinning on your vacuum there are a couple possibilities here.

    1. The first thing to check the the belt than connects between the brush bar and the brush bar motor. If it has broke or is very loos then there will be no rotation in from the brush bar. If you hear the motor whirring but no brush bar then the belt has moved to the top of the list.

    • Of course you want to make sure that the brush bar spins freely. Make sure the vacuum is unplugged and give it a few manual turns to make sure there are no hangups. Keep the brush bar of hair and things that get caught in the brush.

    • Another issue is the motor could be burned up or otherwise not spinning. If the motor is not running there is nothing to spin the brush bar. I will upload all 3 exploded diagrams of your vacuum so you can get a good view of your vacuums workings in my next post to you that I will send directly. Mean while here is my solution to your problem.

    • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them right here and I will respond to you.

    • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

    Regards, Tony

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