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Re: brush does not spin
Definetley the belt if its the cannister vac like mine there is 2 screws on the bottom towards the back wheels take em out. on the side u have to pry open gently on the back side as well the top should come off and you should see a w plastic shroud around the roller there is a clip latch take the shroud off theres the belt
if not cannister vac on underneath the cover should have 4 or 5 little screws take em out under cover is the belt
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Depending on which model you have it could be a belt, brushroll and/or motor problem. Some models have hidden tabs that must be released after you have removed the screws to gain access to the brushroll.
If there are no screws on the underside (like mine) you need to remove the top light cover. There are tabs on either side that need to be pressed in so it pops out. Under the light cover there are two screws located in the center. Remove those and the blue and black components should come right off.
there is a reset button on the side of the lower base of the machine, plug in the unit turn on the switch to the brush and vacuum are both engaged hit the reset button, remember the roller will not engage when the handle is in the upright position, release the handle and your ready to go.let me know if that helped you . thanks renevacdoc
have a whispertone vacuum, different model #, but maybe instructions
will be the same. Turns out I didn't need a new belt, just clean out
the crud and reset overload protector. The instructions in the manual
tell you to remove the light cover and bulb first. To do this, press in
and lift both sides. Push in and turn bulb counterclockwise to remove.
(you need to do this because the next step involves turning the unit
over). This takes you to
Step 2. Unscrew the cover screws ( on either side of bulb).
Step 3. Turn unit over. To remove cover, insert screwdriver at cover tabs on both sides and twist to release tabs.
Step. 4 Turn unit right side up. Press handle release pedal and lower
the swivel. Tilt cover forward from back until front snaps free.
Step 5. Carefully insert and twist screwdriver at each brush support to free brush from base.
Step 6. Remove worn belt.
Step 7. Slide brush supports off to check and clean brush support areas.
To replace belt: slide washers and brush supports onto brush assembly.
Install new belt over motor drive, then over brush sprocket.
Snap brush supports into place on base. Be sure brush supports are not upside down.
Line up front of cover and base. Rest cover on front edge of base. Tilt
cover to back. Press cover firmly until side tabs snap into place.
Replace cover screws, light bulb and light cover.
Another potential problem for the increase in difficulty in turning the beater bar (drum) could stem from extremely dirty bearings, located at each end of the beater bar. I've seen hair knotted up to the point it chokes the bar and significantly reduces its ability tpo turn.
Turn the vacuum cleaner over and pop off or unscrew the bottom plate. The most common things are broken belt, clogged beater bar (usually hair), bad beater bar bearings, or the beater bar and belt is just plain worn out and needs replacing. If the brush nubs are very worn, replacing the belt alone won't help much.
Clean as much debris, hair etc as possible out of the unit. If you have a can of air like the type used to clean computer key boards, blow out the area and the motor if possible. Do this in a ventilated area or somewhere where it will not mess up your house.
If the roller brush is not spinning freely once you remove it from the Power Mate Jr., then I have discovered the solution! There are end caps at each end of the roller brush. They seem to be permanently attached, but they are not. There is an axle inside the roller that is permanently attached to one of the caps. Take two pairs of pliers, and grab each end cap with a pair of pliers. Then pull hard to take them off. Once they are off, you will find that there is a big glob of hair wrapped around the axle inside. Remove the hair. Then reassemble the brush by putting the end caps back on. Make sure, when you put the caps back, that they are aligned so that they will fit back into the slots on the Power Mate Jr. You have to push hard to get the caps back on, maybe tapping one of them with pliers.