The brush on my halo model uv-st 3290 will not turn. I removed the brush cover and noticed that the cam shaft and gear that control the brush is not working either. is this a common issue?
im not a pro. but i am a tech. and have a few of these. here is what i have found.. if the brush and the uv-light both do not work.. you need to go a little deeper.. the handle when released and lowered like you are using it controls a safety switch. it is set up so that if you leave it running in one spot the brush wont tear up the carpet and the uv light cant stay on in one spot and burn the carpet. an example would be using the attachment. handle up and the brush n light are out. great idea, crappy switch in there.. it jams up. here is what you do. oh, also the rear wheels have safety switches on them, if one leaves the floor, light and brush go down..
FIRST UNPLUG, thenyou will take out the brush , belt,. keep the screws separate for each level , or item.. there different.. some Philips, some star.. next there will be another set of screws exposed. to get the lid off. everywhere you see a hole underneath, there is a screw, lol. i used a flashlight. also behind the rear wheels there is a screw tucked in there. just enough room to get at it. one on each side. once you get them all, lay it on the side. release the handle, and lean it back like your running it. leaving it on its side. looking from the top , in the back at the bottom of the handle 2 more screw. remove.. the lid is loose, but there is more.
on the base of the handle, there are 8 screws that let the base of the handle split. 4 phillips, 4 star they come out. when the handle splits there is a rubber gasket that sits where the suction tube splits. if it comes out. put it on the bottom half flat side to the floor..
ok, when you split that bottom half of the handle, the lid should move free.. if not there is still a screw in the bottom.. check that.. you dont really have to force the lid off.. when the lid is off, say wow, look at all that stuff, lol. i did. in the middle all the way in back you will have part of the handle still there connected to the base. in the front of the bottom inside the compartment there is a switch that is just a piece of plastic on a spring. thats what jams. if it is not jammed now, its because you rolled it around. work the handle up and down a few times, or, push the switch in a few times by hand. you will see what i mean. if it gets a little crooked it lams n the down or off position. then the brush and light dont work. you can plug it in and test it. it does stop the motor and kill the lights. only the vacuum motor will run. THERE ARE TWO SEPERTE MOTORS FOR THE BRUSH AND THE VACUUM PUMP.
just put it back together in reverse.. i got good at doing this. mine kept jamming up.
the other thing i have found is DO NOT LET THE BAG FILL ALL THE WAY. it does not burn out the vacuum motor. it looses power to the motor itself. the manual says something about an over heat protect. besides that button that never poops out. i believe that is the other bug with motors not running. however the company is closed. okeck now owns the rights to the halo vacuum. they say they changed it so they do not have any parts. and dont know where to get any. im still looking.. hope this helps you.
Oct 27, 2010 |
Halo UVST Bagged Upright Vacuum