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Brush does not turn on my vaccum

The vaccum is a sears Kenmore canister type, and it has a motor that turns the brush and a light for nigth vision. neither the motor or the light work.

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  • fanatic Jan 21, 2008

    Thanks for your help.

    I did take the cover off where the braker and the motor are, I manually checked the braker and it looks o.k. There was nothing jaming the brush. I have not cheked the hose, but I was trying to take it apart but had no luck,

  • fanatic Jan 22, 2008

    Thank you very much for your help.. I will follow up on your edvize and will let you know what i found.



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When you attach the hose to the wands, there is a connection made between the hose electrical receptacle and the cord from the powerhead. On the Kenmore, it is common for the receptacle on the hose to break away from it's seat and slide back into the handle. When this happens, the receptacle is not positioned far enough forward to make the plug-in connection. Look at the end of the hose and check the receptacle and see if it is sitting flush with the plastic opening that it sits in. If it is pushed back, that's your problem. Also check the re-set breaker on the powerhead. If you got something caught in the brush roll, the breaker will have kicked out to protect the motor.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

  • Ray Sabourin Jan 21, 2008

    You shouldn't have to take the hose apart to inspect the receptacle. It is visible from the end, just underneath the metal pipe that slides into the top of the wand. The receptacle should be flush with the opening it sits in. There is a plastic guard that extends further, but the receptacle itself is even with the opening it is housed in. If it is sitting further back into the hose, it will not make contact with the powerhead cord that is held in the top of the wand. If the receptacle is pushed in, you will have to replace the tube inside the handle that the receptacle snaps into. To take the handle apart, you remove several screws and gently pry the two halves apart. At the back of the handle, where the hose body is connected, there are a couple of snap-type clips on the inside that hold it togeather. You can coax these apart with a small screwdriver or pen knife, but be careful not to poke yourself. This is a case where it would be handy to have an ohm meter handy to check for power flow through the various connections.



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