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Only the hose works. Actually vacuuming does not pick anything up

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My eureka boss 5856 has suction through the hose, but the cyclone isn't spinning and it will not pick up anything. I have tried using it normally and with just the hose and it will not pick up.


Is the suction strong or weak?
Have you cleaned or replaced the filter?

A plugged filter will restrict air flow and cause vacuums to lose the ability to work properly.

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I have an Eureka Altima Model 2961AVZ vacuum that suddenly stopped picking up. I have taken it apart, checked the belt which was fine, replaced the hepa filter, and checked for clogs in all the hoses


Is the beater bar actually turning when the power is turned on? Sometimes the belt is fine, but something is jammed and keeping the beater bar from turning. What about the section behind the beater bar, but before the hose upright. I've found large pieces of paper jammed in here and then hair gets caught, ultimately blocking the whole system. Usually you have to turn it over, remove some screws and disconnect the belt and beater bar to get underneath. Just reassemble it in the reverse order to how you took it apart. Double check the hoses and run a "unwound" metal coat hanger through to unclog anything. Does the vacuum " suck" with the hose or tube up to it disconnected? If not you may have a motor that somehow got junk pulled into it. You can open this up as well and clean this out. Of course unplug it all before doing anything.

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My vacuum was great when I first got it a few months ago, now it won't pick anything up off of the floor. The removable hose works fine, but the main vacuum isn't working at all. I checked the hoses for...


you could have a clog at the begining of the suction port above brush roll check that and make sure the brush roll is spinning if not it wont pick up anything

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Vacuum won't pick up


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about my Bissel but I bet you have the same problem and the hose is clogged...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4387950-bissell_bagless_upright_vacuum_not

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Lost suction. When up right there is suction but when I put it down to clean carpet no suction


Hello,

There are several things that this could be. Probably the most common problem that we see when customers come in with this problem is actually a fairly simple problem to fix. Here are just a few things that this could be.

The fist possible problem is a VERY common problem actually.

Possible Problem #1. The first problem is extremely common. In fact, we probably see between 2-3 of these problems every week. It mostly happens after people take the bottom plate off the vacuum in order to clean the roller brush. What happens is when they reinstall the bottom plate, they put it on on incorrectly. It's actually very easy to do. When the bottom plate (soleplate) is installed wrong, there will be a gap between the bottom plate, and the agitator housing, or the purple tray the roller brush sits in. This will cause the soleplate to be a few inches higher off the ground then it should be, preventing the brushes from even hitting the carpet. This makes it seem to the user that vacuum has lost suction power because without the brushes hitting the carpet, the machine will not pick up very well on floors, but when they use the attachment hose there's plenty of suction power.

Here's a picture of the WRONG way to install the bottom plate. Notice the gap in between the two housings:


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Here's another picture, that is the RIGHT way to install the soleplate:


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I would say probably 6 times out of 10 this is the problem with the customers machine. If you checked the soleplate and it is installed correctly, move on to the second possible problem.

Possible Problem # 2. Turn the vacuum cleaner upside down so the brush roller is facing upwards. I found the easiest way to work on it is to put it on a counter top or work bench. On the left hand side behind the roller brush you should see a flexible transparent hose that goes from the motor to the agitator housing. This hose actually has a lot of strain on it when the vacuum cleaner is in the reclined position. When the first few series of Dyson DC07 models came out, they didn't make this hose long enough, so when the vacuum was in the reclined position, it would put too much stress on the hose, and cause the hose to actually crack, usually right where the end of the hose that goes into the agitator housing. Examine your hose and see if you have any visible cracks in this hose. If you need to you may just remove the entire hose assembly by pulling on it. It will easily come right out of the machine so you can inspect it better. Here's a picture of where the hose usually cracks:


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This would also explain why the vacuum works fine when using the attachments, but not on the floors. The attachment hose uses a different suction channel, and when the machine is in the upright position, no suction goes through this hose. If you do find a crack in this hose, the this hose needs to be replaced. Here's a direct link to that hose on our GoVacuum website.
Dyson DC-07 & DC-14 Upright Replacement Internal Hose Part # 904219

Possible Problem #3. I would suspect that this may not be the problem, but if neither of the solutions above worked, then try this one. Dyson's in general are prone to clogging. There are a few clog ports throughout the vacuum cleaner that were added there due to Dyson prototypes becoming clogged at these points. Here are pictures of how and where to check for these clogs. Simply remove the suction port covers at both of these locations:


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be63721.jpg

If you are getting suction power from the hose, but the vacuum still doesn't pick up on the floors, I think that these solutions should fix your problem. If you just replaced the clutch mechanism, the roller brush should be fine, but turn the vacuum over on it's side and make sure that the roller brush is actually spinning while it's on carpet mode. If none of these problems fixed your Dyson, please use the Clarification Request, or leave another comment here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be happy to further diagnosis the vacuum cleaner with you.

I hope this was helpful to you. If so, please be sure to rate the repair as helpful by clicking the thumbs up icons in the top of the repair page. This is what keeps Fixya repair professionals like myself continue posting these detailed repair solutions for free, rather then just the premium ones that users pay to have answered. We really do appreciate when someone recognizes the work you've done. Thank you very much,

Chris J.
GoVacuum.com

May 07, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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Loss of bare floor pick up


Hello,

There are several things that this could be. Probably the most common problem that we see when customers come in with this problem is actually a fairly simple problem to fix. Here are just a few things that this could be.

The fist possible problem sounds like the most probable to me, just because of the fact that you said you had just replaced the clutch, and therefore you had to remove the bottom sole plate. This is a VERY common problem actually.

Possible Problem #1. The first problem is extremely common. In fact, we probably see between 2-3 of these problems every week. It mostly happens after people take the bottom plate off the vacuum in order to clean the roller brush. What happens is when they reinstall the bottom plate, they put it on on incorrectly. It's actually very easy to do. When the bottom plate (soleplate) is installed wrong, there will be a gap between the bottom plate, and the agitator housing, or the purple tray the roller brush sits in. This will cause the soleplate to be a few inches higher off the ground then it should be, preventing the brushes from even hitting the carpet. This makes it seem to the user that vacuum has lost suction power because without the brushes hitting the carpet, the machine will not pick up very well on floors, but when they use the attachment hose there's plenty of suction power.

Here's a picture of the WRONG way to install the bottom plate. Notice the gap in between the two housings:


9739790.jpg
Here's another picture, that is the RIGHT way to install the soleplate:


8b953d0.jpg
I would say probably 6 times out of 10 this is the problem with the customers machine. If you checked the soleplate and it is installed correctly, move on to the second possible problem.

Possible Problem # 2. Turn the vacuum cleaner upside down so the brush roller is facing upwards. I found the easiest way to work on it is to put it on a counter top or work bench. On the left hand side behind the roller brush you should see a flexible transparent hose that goes from the motor to the agitator housing. This hose actually has a lot of strain on it when the vacuum cleaner is in the reclined position. When the first few series of Dyson DC07 models came out, they didn't make this hose long enough, so when the vacuum was in the reclined position, it would put too much stress on the hose, and cause the hose to actually crack, usually right where the end of the hose that goes into the agitator housing. Examine your hose and see if you have any visible cracks in this hose. If you need to you may just remove the entire hose assembly by pulling on it. It will easily come right out of the machine so you can inspect it better. Here's a picture of where the hose usually cracks:


54cb5e5.jpg
This would also explain why the vacuum works fine when using the attachments, but not on the floors. The attachment hose uses a different suction channel, and when the machine is in the upright position, no suction goes through this hose. If you do find a crack in this hose, the this hose needs to be replaced. Here's a direct link to that hose on our GoVacuum website.
Dyson DC-07 & DC-14 Upright Replacement Internal Hose Part # 904219

Possible Problem #3. I would suspect that this may not be the problem, but if neither of the solutions above worked, then try this one. Dyson's in general are prone to clogging. There are a few clog ports throughout the vacuum cleaner that were added there due to Dyson prototypes becoming clogged at these points. Here are pictures of how and where to check for these clogs. Simply remove the suction port covers at both of these locations:


8b33cd4.jpg

be63721.jpg

If you are getting suction power from the hose, but the vacuum still doesn't pick up on the floors, I think that these solutions should fix your problem. If you just replaced the clutch mechanism, the roller brush should be fine, but turn the vacuum over on it's side and make sure that the roller brush is actually spinning while it's on carpet mode. If none of these problems fixed your Dyson, please use the Clarification Request, or leave another comment here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be happy to further diagnosis the vacuum cleaner with you.

I hope this was helpful to you. If so, please be sure to rate the repair as helpful by clicking the thumbs up icon in the top of the repair page. This is what keeps Fixya repair professionals like myself continue posting these detailed repair solutions for free. We really do appreciate when someone recognizes the work you've done. Thank you very much,

Chris J.
GoVacuum

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My vacuum used to work great but now it wont pick up anything


you must look for a clog in the hoses and where the hose goes into the unit

Aug 11, 2009 | Vacuums

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The vacuum cleaner does not pick up anything from carpet. It does not even pick up pieces of thread laying on carpet. On tile floors it blows dirt away instead of picking it up. I've tried all the settings...


Sounds like there is a clog..

Usually its in the hose - look closely.. Stretch the hose out straight and look in there good..

Or a clog could be in the vac close to where the hose conects to the vac on either end..

This is most case scenario with these types of vacs..

I hope this helps !!
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No suction in the hose


Take the Hose out bcack run the water hose thru it full blast to unclog it then leave it hanging to dirty all the water left inside out.

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Brand new Hoover U5140, will not pick up anything


Yes you do need to attach the hose. That way what the brush roll picks up will go thru the hose and then into the bag.

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