Question about Vacuums
I purchased this vacuum in December and have absolutely loved it. It has tremendous suction!! I have been cleaning the filters after every use. Today it started making an EXTREMELY loud noise. The belt is still turning the brush and the suction is still great, but the noise is almost unbearable. I have completely taken everything apart and all parts look good, I can't understand what is causing the loud noise. The only additional info I can offer is that when I checked the belt, it looked fine. It was rather easy to pop back into place and in retrospect, I have never had a vacuum that the belt was easy to pop into place (it did have good resistance though). The belt could be weak after 3 months of use but would that explain the noise???? Any help would be appreciated!! ~
Had it checked for the noise. Motor bearings go out after a few months is what the AUTHORIZED repairman said. Toss it.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
Purchased this vacuum from Walmart 2 days ago and really liked the design of the unit. Extra long tubing is great feature. However when started up, the unit made an awful noise that vibrated up through into the handle. Either the motor was not well insulated, or the roller bar was vibrating. Took roller bar out and noticed the original belt had stretched quite a lot???? but a replacement was installed that came in the box. I also put blutak (soft pliable sticky product) on each end of the rollers metal brackets (electrical tape or other should suffice, started it up again and voila! normal vacuum noise, no more serious vibration. Just poor design in that area where damping should be manufactured along with better damping of the motor (isolation).
Will see how long this 'fix' will last as well as the new belt installed.
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
The problem is the receiver for the brush roll is slightly loose. The brush roll has a hexagonal shape at each end and fits into the receiver. You will find a very small gap between the hexagonal brush roll and its receiver. To solve this, line the receiver with a thin slice of electrical tape. This will make the brush roll fit snugly and the vibration noise will disappear.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
Check the brush roll, are the ends ok and turn freely. Other then that, the motor could be what is making the noise. But you have a years warranty on a new vacuum, take it in to a warranty repair shop and get it fixed.
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
Replace the brush roll .the plastic on the edge more then likely broke 23 dollars on ebay...waiting for mine in the mail...also this vacuum says it uses a u belt ..but guess what ...no u belts in walmart so i have 2 use z belts they work pretty decent like but i have to replace quite frequently.
clean the hose the hair in the brush...take out the dust balls on top of the removable dirt canister.,etc......
hoped that helped
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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