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My vacuum is really hard to push on carpet. Is this normal?

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You can adjust the hieght to make it easier to push.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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SOURCE: my vacuum has good suction but i can hardly push it across my carpet. any answers????

is your brush roller turning,that would cause it to be hard to push .the brush roller helps it walk across the floor.if your brush roller isn't turning then your belt is broke or the brush itself siezed up.unplug the vacuum and try to turn the brush roller .if it turns real free then your belt is broke.before you replace the belt always clean the motor shaft ,the old rubber from the old belt melts onto the motor shaft .if you don't clean it your new belt won't last very long.please leave feedback

Posted on May 04, 2009

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try to see if the carpet setting is to carpet. i know this machine says that its a life time belt,but i would check this just in case. best way to tell if it's working is to lay the machine on its belly with the brushes pointing up and turn on the machine to see if the brushes are turning. (be careful not to put your face directly in front, just in case something is lodged in the brush and flies out )

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: dirt devile featherlite vacuum pushes extremely hard on high pile carpeting

the dirt devil featherlight has a automatic height adjustment for carpet and bare floors.check the wheels and see if there is something wrapped up around the wheels

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SOURCE: While vacuuming it's unusually hard to push.

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I see your post is from May. I just joined Fixya this month so, id you're still looking for a solution, I would saythe belt broken or is so stretched the roller isn't spinning. Here is an link to an online guide with illustrations for changing belt. Also check the roller brushes for wear and change if necessary. Hope this helps.

http://www.info-vacuum-cleaner.com/oreck-vac-belt.php

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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