Question about Vacuums
I have the Westinghouse Unplugged Vacuum model. No matter how long I charge the battery back, the vacuum will run for 5 seconds then turn off. The hose is securely plugged into it's socket. The dirt department is emptied out. I'm not sure why it would do this. If you know anything that could help, I'd appreciate it! Thank you
If both batteries are behaving the same way then this is probably a charger problem. When you insert the battery pack into the charger does the 'charging' light blink for 30 minutes (fast charge) then go steady? I noticed that one of my batteries was causing the light to come on steady immediately I inserted it into the charger. When I tried to use the battery pack I got the same problem everyone else is seeing, i.e. vacuum cleaner shuts off in less than a minute, so I conclude that when the charging light is on steady then the battery is not being charged.
If the charging light does not blink when you insert the battery (i.e. comes on steady or not at all), try removing the battery and re-inserting it into the charger.
Try a conditioning cycle on your battery packs. To do this:
* Insert the battery pack into the charger
* Before the charging light lights press the 'condition' button located just above the charging light.
* The 'conditioning' light should blink. This is a light which does not normally illuminate, and it is located below the condition button and above the charging light. The charger fan will run quieter in this mode.
* Leave the battery pack in the charger for 24 hours while this cycle is taking place.
I'm not a service technician so perhaps someone else might like to post other solutions or corrections to this one.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
Check if it will power the suction-only tools. My brush motor overheats after 5 seconds or so and the vac shuts down, but the accessories are still useful. No luch yet finding a replacement brush motor...
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
I have the same problem. I have charged both batteries and cannot get it to run. When I push the on button the light comes on but when I try to use it the light goes off.
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
May 27, 2015 | Westinghouse WST1600 Upright Vacuum
Mar 18, 2012 | Dyson Vacuums
Oct 28, 2009 | Hoover Windtunnel Supreme U5280-900...
Sep 27, 2009 | Vacuums
Jul 25, 2009 | Westinghouse Vacuums
Mar 10, 2008 | Vacuums
Mar 04, 2008 | Vacuums
Jan 29, 2008 | Westinghouse WST1600 Upright Vacuum
Jan 29, 2008 | Vacuums
906 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: