I have a Hoover central vacuum with a carpet beater brush. One of the wires entering the carpet beater was frayed and eventually broke. I took the carpet beater apart cut off the broken wire, bared some new wire and re-connected the wires to their proper places. The carpet beater works on another Hoover system but does not work on the original. Took the handle apart. There is the plug, the switch and what looks like a circuit board to which wires are attached. they go to terminals that connect to the circular part of the end of the hose. The vacuum works but the carpet beater does not. Is it possible that one of these three items got shorted and needs to be replaced?
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Re: Carpet Beater for Central Vac
Some of these types of hoses, if there is a male plug on the end that goes into the wall outlet, could be that one side of it is fused and will have to be replaced. When something happens like a short or a bad brush roll stall, this fuse will open up. If you supplied the model number I may habe been able to look it up and see. But if the hose end cuff comes off, then you can check it with an ohm meter to see if one side is open or not.
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You may have stripped the gear end on the beater bar. I suggest that you contact RepairClinic.com They have parts and also give good advice. I have used them in the past and found them to be very reputable.
If you have not had this unit in for any previous service, and you are tilting it back to engage the brush with the swich on carpet mode, then I would likely suspect the switch assembly in the upper handle. The new switch and harness can be replaced but you will also need the switch knob as well. Otherwise you can get the entire upper handle. This unit has a history of the lower cable wiring harness to go bad (not an easy fix).you can tell if you tilt the vac in carpet mode and wiggle the exposed cable at the bottom rear of the vac, if it starts and stops the it is bad.
Jim, To put tension on the brush, tilt machine forward when upright, move carpet selector knob to carpet. then turn vac on. Brush will only spin when vac is tilted back to operate. brush stops when upright and on to use hand tools so the er is no danger to carpet or persons with moving roller.
If you press on either side of the raised top light cover it will come off. Then you will be able to see the light bulb and two screw heads. Remove the two screws and the top cover of the power brush will lift off and you will be able to access the belt. You can find this belt at www.vacbelts.com.
your floor adjustment spring is broken there is a plastic slider and clip if it is broken the height adj will not work you should get a new vacuum because this repair can cost as much as a new vac.also this is a common problem with the hoover brand I would get a sebo or an oreck they have a great warrentty and you will more than likly never buy a other vac.
these dark marks are burn marks from the beater bar itself. most walmart, kmart, and target shelf vacuums from hoover, dyson, and any cheeper vacuum has a hard bristle system. I've noticed even on the high end hoovers as well that they do the same thing. the best way to save your carpets is to see if there is a replacement beater bar that can be substituted for your vacuum. i dont know what style of beater bar that particular one is but check with your local vacuum repair center to see if they have something with softer brushes you can use insted otherwise i would recommend a new vacuum with softer bristles. usually something that is half as stiff as what is already on yur unit. you culd also try lifting the hight setting as a temporary solution.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=818384 Generic problem for all Vacuums I have a central vac. Posted by bmiller874 on July 22, 2008 I have a central vac. and the beater bar, for the carpet is not turning. The vacuum still sucks but the beater bar doesn't turn. I checked the belt it is fine. Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Even though the belt looks fine it does stretch out and then it will not spin the brushroll @ the speed it is supposed to spin, there are 2 or 3 things to check. #1. The brushroll has be turning or spinning freely without the belt being on the unit. #2. The motor pulley has to be spinning freely as well #3. The belt needs to be changed every 4 to 6 months for the best cleaning and to store the extras belts in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. I am not sure what the brand name of the central vac is, and maybe next time you can include the brand name and model #. Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.