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Beater Bar I can't get the beater bar to stop...any suggestions?

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Something may have come apart under the nozzle cover, you will have to take the cover off to see. Including a picture, maybe it will help.

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Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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SOURCE: beater bar brush stopped working...

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.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

EwingElect
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SOURCE: beater bar motor will not engage

Check your clutch to make sure it's engaged. There should be a knob on the foot of the vacuum that can be turned to stop the roller.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: The beater bar on my Dyson won't turn. The vacuum

The belt doesn't have to be broken to make the vacuum not work correctly. If the belt is stretched the vacuum won't operate the way it is supposed to. You can get replacement Dyson Belts here:

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Posted on Dec 06, 2009

BElectric
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Hi,

There is a switch next to the main power switch on the handle which turns the brushbar on and off. When the beater bar becomes obstructed as in your case, there is a safety feature which cuts power to the beater bar. All that needs to be done in most cases is to turn this switch off and back on again and the beater bar should resume operation.

The beater bar on / off / reset switch is the yellow switch to the left of the main power button if you are standing in front of the hoover:


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Reset the beater bar and you should be back up and running.

If you have already done this or it doesn't solve your problem, please post back for further assistance.

PLEASE NOTE: This reset method is for the Dyson DC17 ANIMAL as stated above. If you have a different version of the DC17, please post back for alternative instructions and state which version of DC17 you have.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
BElectric

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

Ironfist109
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SOURCE: beater bar does not spin...

  • If the brush bar is not spinning on your vacuum there are a couple possibilities here.

  1. The first thing to check the the belt than connects between the brush bar and the brush bar motor. If it has broke or is very loos then there will be no rotation in from the brush bar. If you hear the motor whirring but no brush bar then the belt has moved to the top of the list.

  • Of course you want to make sure that the brush bar spins freely. Make sure the vacuum is unplugged and give it a few manual turns to make sure there are no hangups. Keep the brush bar of hair and things that get caught in the brush.


  • Another issue is the motor could be burned up or otherwise not spinning. If the motor is not running there is nothing to spin the brush bar. I will upload all 3 exploded diagrams of your vacuum so you can get a good view of your vacuums workings in my next post to you that I will send directly. Mean while here is my solution to your problem.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them right here and I will respond to you.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Posted on Aug 15, 2011

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Up to my experience in my Panasonic vacuum cleaner, if the beater bar is not working this could be because the 'Carpet/Floor' selector switch is in the 'OFF' or 'FLOOR' position. In both of these positions the beater bar will not rotate. Move the selector switch to the 'CARPET' position. When in this position the beater bar will rotate once the foot pedal is pressed.

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Hello. W/D here.
On the baseplate that surrounds the beater bar, you'll see three large plastic screw heads. Turn these and youll feel the plate loosen. Raise the plate from back to front; it hinges toward the front. This gives you access to the beater bar. Remove the beater bar, making mental note as to how it comes out. You want to pay attention to the ends so you can get it back in easily. Remove whatever remains of the old belt. While you have it opened this far, inspect the suction cavity behind the beater bar; this is where they are most likely to stop up over time. Also take a moment to inspect the beater bar and remove the things that tend to wind up on the bar and at the ends. Slip your new belt over the motor shaft, and then slip the beater back under the belt. It will be tighter going back with the new belt. While the belt is on the motor shaft and the beater bar, slide the beater bar back into the sockets of the vacuum, and replace the base plate.
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When you turn the roller, you should feel some resistance from the belt. Remove the base blate that surrounds the beater bar. Check the belt. Take care in removing the beater bar, so you can get it back in the same way it comes out. Clean the beater bar while you have the bottom open. If you remove the beater bar to replace the belt, take the time to inspect the cavity behind the beater bar where the vacuum picks up. That is where vacuums usually stop up. Reassemble the vacuum. If necessary, slip the belt over the motor shaft and then slide the roller undre the belt. Install the beater bar back in the sockets and replace the base plate.
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