Question about Dirt Devil Reaction Twin Cyclone Upright Vacuum

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Vacuum shuts down after a short time and needs to cool off before being restarted.

It shuts down like it's overheating, but it's less than 60 days old and the canister is emptied often. I saw in the user guide that it could be the thermal detector, but there is no diagram of where this is or how to fix it. I lost the paperwork for it so they won't do a return or repair.

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    unsure if this is the same problem or not with mine . Im sure that it is, and I am not the original owner of this vacuum so I don't have any of the paperwork to figure out how to troubleshoot these issues. I need to find the repair manual and or the replacement filters for this vacuum.

  • mrsjray2000 Apr 08, 2009

    I have cleaned the roller and cleaned the filter really well that didn't help, even bought a brand new filter. Didn't matter, Im going to try to replace the belt, and see if that makes a difference but it seems every time we use it the time between we turn it on and it overheats is getting shorter and shorter I was really happy with this vacuum for the first few months now its a nightmare!!! I've had a kenmore, a hoover, now a dirt devil, they are all so expensive I can't keep replacing them and I don't know what brand to even trust.

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Trash it!

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Could be the protector, it usually is located by the motor. But I am sure that this has a 1 year warranty on it, so if it is less then that, take it in for warranty service. But it also could be that you have a clogged filter, hose is clogged, or the dirt inlet by the brush roll is clogged. A clog will cause the motor to overheat and shut down until it is cleared.

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