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Beater bar brush stopped working...

I was vacuuming and the beater bar brush stopped working, so i pulled out some long hair from the cylinder and then when i turn the vacuum on the beater bar brush works for like 10 seconds and then shuts off.

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    the beater bar on the brush head will not rotate

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    beam b1500 beater bar not working

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    It appears the switch is bad when connecting the beater bar. It starts to work and then turns itself off. How would I fix this?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Vacuuming an old rug and some unraveling on the rug got wrapped around the brush bar and got tangled in the brushes and the brushes stopped turning.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    beater bar collects hair

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Beater bar
    Won't rotate

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    sears direct drive beltless vacuum brush bar won't rotate

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    no power to beater bar

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    The brush stops turning while vacuuming, you can cause the same problem by twisting the canister, this is the second machine to do this

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Beater bar cuts off and on while vacuuming

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    beater bar doesn't go around

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    The first time I cleaned my vacuum brushes I did not have any problem. I followed the directions on the manual. It said I had to take off the bar. That was a pain because you have to turn those 3 things at the bottom to unlock it and take it off. I had to use a penny or something that size to fit into the slats and that was not easy, but my vacuumed worked. no problem. This 2nd time I did not remove bar. I turned on the vacuum and when I started to push it the on and off started flashing red and would not move.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    The high setting which makes the brush turn stopped working

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Beater brush will not turn

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Does the power head motor stop, or does the brush roll stop. If it is the brush roll stopping, replace the belt and/or the brush roll. If it is the motor, you may need to clean out around the motor, it may not be getting enough air to cool causing it to overheat and stopping. That the brush roll plate off, take out the screw, and the top will come off, then you can check to see if cleaning is the answer, if not, the motor may be bad.

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