My Sensor vacuum will not adjust the height of the brush/head to the proper level. It seems to set it too low, making it difficult to operate due to excessive drag. When I place the handle in the upright/storage position, it no longer raises the head high enough to lift the brush off the floor.
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There are (4) main components that affect the height adjustment on your vacuum. They are: Brush roller, Servo Motor, Control board, and Sensor pulley. You have eliminated two of the possibilities already. I would ask you if either of the height adjustment lights on the PC board come on, indicating that the board is attempting to raise or lower the vacuum. I would also have you inspect the Sensor Pulley. That is the yellow pulley that both belts connect to. Do the two sections of the Sensor turn easily without resistance? Do they spring back when released? Are the magnets (small black round magnets on the inside of the Sensor wheels) still in place? That Sensor pulley system tells the PC board whether or not the vacuum needs more or less resistance (to raise or lower the servo motor). Because the Sensor Pulley is completely mechanical (no electrical components); If this Sensor pulley is completely functional, your problem is likely the PC board. I have included some links to the PC board and Sensor pulley for your convenience. Hopefully this helps. 5465 Red Ring Windsor Sensor 861450605740 ER Computer Controller Windsor Sensor SR XP 86140160
It\'s possibly the type of carpet you\'re using it on. The sensors use the brush speed and the amount of air flow to determine carpet height. Some berber, and tweeds make these things horrible to push. We sell sebo, who make the windsor and we\'ve had the same issue on random carpeting. We end up selling the G- Series units in these situations because they adjust manually so not to suck themselves tight to the floor. Sebo/Windsor make amazing products but there\'s just no helping this, it happens sometimes.
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Oreck makes two different attachments for putting on the bottom of your vacuum to raise it up. They have one for the older Classic styles and one for the newer XL models. This is the only way you can raise the brush on an Oreck.
Move the carpet height control switch to a higher position if the vacuum is difficult to push. If the setting is too low for the carpet being cleaned, the brushes press against the floor preventing the vacuum from moving easily.Set to a medium-high height setting then check.Slide the "Self-Propel" button to the "ON" position if the cleaner does not self-propel.
The self-propel feature operates only when the cleaner switch
and the self propel button are both
Try this settings and check.This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Make sure you're not trying to adjust w/ handle in upright locked position because thewre is a cam which raises the vacuum head a little bit when handle is locked in upright position. If this is not the problem, turn vacuum upside down with handle in unlocked position and power cord not plugged in(for safety reasons obviously), unscrew and remove 3 screws that hold belt/beater brush assembly cover in place(2 are in corner near ends of beater brush and 1 is towards motor housing) tilt end of cover with 1 screw up and remove cover(there are 2 tabs at beater brush end of cover). Right above this is the height adjustment assembly with 2 rollers, raise up the assembly gently and using your finger or a bristle bottle brush,etc. make sure there is no debris caught between the height assembly and the hose(you will understand when you see it), if there is no debris you can now see the pattern on the bottom of the height adjustment knob and the lobe that rides on it, just check to make sure nothing is broken and/or missing, hope this helps!!
If the brush isn't working then its maybe because the drive belt is broken. Locate cross head screws on top of the hood of the Eureka vac (two at the front usually and one below the duster or at the left hand side if looking at the vacuum from the front) Once the screws are undone check to see the drive belt is intact. If its not then replace with a new one and check at the same time that the roller brush is properly put in. If the drive belt is ok then check the brush roll - something may have jammed it if it isnt the belt. Dont forget to rate please.
Raise your height adjust, and replace your belt. This will fix 99% of the problems with vacuums being hard to push.
Your height should only be as low as it takes to get your brushes to just make contact with your carpet. Peoples' natural inclination is to slam the vacuum as low as possible to deep clean the carpet, but in reality it's restricting your airflow and is cleaning less effectively, as well as making it harder to push.
A properly designed vacuum should be easy to push any time there's a new belt on. If these two solutions don't make it any easier, make sure your wheels are spinning free on the bottom.