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Beater Bar works off and on

The Vacuum runs, but the beater bar works off and on. It acts as if there is a short somewhere.

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  • wlrprr Aug 01, 2009

    When you put the button on the handle to the vaccuum cleaner to "carpet" to clean the carpet the vacuum will be on, but the beater bar only works part of the time. It will be on for a 1-2 seconds, then off for 1-2 seconds. It seem to work better when you move forward on the carpet and tend to off when you move back. It acts as if there is a short somewhere. Since the vacuum works I am assuming this is something in the handle. This is a cannister vaccumm cleaner.

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    What settings are you putting your vacuum on when you use it? What kind of surfaces are you cleaning?

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If all the settings are correct, then try to replace your belt(s). if you look at them, they will look fine. in reality the belt can stretch and the brush will not work as it should. Fyi : belts need to be replaced approx. 6-8 months reguardless of the way they look.

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