I have the Model 591490 and the stangely enough if I place water on a hard floor surface it sucks it up wonderfully but the minute I place it on a carpet is doesn't want to **** up the water. The stair/upholstry unit sucks up the water fine also. Any suggestions as to why the shampoor will not **** up the water from a carpet only?
Thanks so much
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Re: Can't get it to **** up water from the carpet
Check the filter on the bottom side of the lid, make sure it has at least 1/4 inch gap from the top of the filter to the to of the lid. Is the lid secured all of the way around and not loose on the back part of it. Is the duct in place in front of the tank?
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If the suction is good it could be the brush roll is not doing it's job. If the bristles are worn or frayed or the belt is slipping your vacuum may work ok on hard surface floors but will not do a good job when vacuuming carpets. Your model has two belts in the clutch assembly. When these belts lose elasticity the belts will slip rather than turning the brush roll at the proper speed when vacuuming carpets. The carpet fibers create a lot of resistance to the brush roll so a belt that appears good may not be working properly when used to vacuum carpeted floors even if the vacuum has great suction. I would recommend replacing the brushroll if needed and the belts or the clutch assembly.
An upright cleaner that is in good condition and working properly is always hard to push on loose laid carpet as it is designed to suck the carpet clear of the floor firmly against the mouth of the brush housing. This is so air is drawn through the carpet to aid dust removal and so the brushbar can make full contact with the carpet.
There is an adjustment for carpet and for hard surfaces. Have switched it from carpet to a hard surface. When on carpet it sets up higher on a hard surface it should set lower. If it is to low it work properly either.
A good place to start is the owner's manual. If you don't have one, you can google the make and model of your multi-vac to get another copy.
Most wet-vacs work off the same principle. Pre-vacuum the carpet to make sure there is not normal surface dirt and dust. Next Squirt on hot soapy water, scrub it in - then suck up the dirt and collect the dirty water.
So after vacuuming the area to be wet-vacuumed and you are lucky enough to have a separate reservoir on the wet-vac unit - add pre-mixed carpet cleaner into hot tap water (with carpet cleaner mixed into it by the ratios described on the carpet cleaner soap bottle) to the multi-vac water reservoir (from a quick look, the Delonghi doesn't have one) . With the settings for wet vac (per the owners manual), squeeze the trigger for applying the carpet cleaner. Typically, you will go slower than normal vacuuming. Give it a chance to soak in and dissolve/lift the grim and dirt. Come back slowly to pull the dirty water out of the carpet.
There are multi-wet vacs (like the M31) that don't have a reservoir for the carpet cleaner. In that case, you need to pre-mix a couple of gallons of carpet clean in a separate container or bucket. Next spray or sprinkle carpet cleaner onto/into the carpet. Try to scrub the cleaner into the carpet to really get at the dirt and lift it. Next is to vacuum up the wet stuff.
Some carpet cleaners do not contain an anti-foaming agent. I recommend you either add an anti-foaming agent or buy a carpet clean product that already contains it - otherwise, it tends to be a big mess that takes a lot more time.
This is hard to answer without see it in person. Check and make sure there is no broken pieces on the bottom where you could loose suction. Also make sure you have the machine set correctly for either bare floors or carpet. If it is on set on carpet and yopu are cleaning bare floors you might loose suction there also. Also make sure you check all pathways for the dirt to get to the canister fo any signs of blockage. Are all the filters in place like they should be? Sounds like the suction is getting diverted from the floor somehow, make sure everything is secure and locked in place on the canister. Also check on the top of the handle and make sure the little purple screen is moved back into place covering the top of the handle, you could be sucking more air in thru this inlet and not enough off the floor! This is usually moved out of the way when you connect the hose to the handle for your attatchments. It may still be pulled back and needs to be moved forward into place!
do not worry about this....it is a common issue with every brand of vacume this style....the poblem is not of power or quality..but rather one of friction or lack of resistance because of the smooth floor surface....carpet surfaces permit the brush part of the roller to FLICK the dirt back up high enough ( only millimeters) to be sucked by the continuous suction flow of the vacume...however smooth finished hardwood or tile floors allow for the heavier none dust particules on your floors to be swept accross the floor with speed...if there was a back drop on the back end of your vacume cleaner these particules would be stoped and sucked up....try taping a strip of brstle board paper with scotch tape to the back part of ur vame head and see if it makes a differnce. Put the paper at dragging floor level and tape it..then sprinkle some dried toast on the bare floor and try it....let me know if it works...
Check to see taht with no belt in place the brush roll turns freely.There should be no resistance. If not remove hair and thread from ends of brush Then check the leveling screws on the end of the brush to be sure they are adjusted evenly. Install the carpet head with the brush raised off the floor and lower with the pedal1 click at a time to carpet level just low enough to skim the surface, then try 1 click lower.
The suction is so great that it sucks up your carpet, then nothing works. I get my children to stand on the corners/edges of the rug so that it stays perfectly flat on the floor while I vacuum. Or, you can turn off the brush roller (set it to "hard floor" setting). Or, tip the vacuum cleaner's front up slightly while vacuuming, to reduce suction.
I have a Eureka "The Boss" vacuum that doesn’t seem to be sucking up as much as it should and did in the past when vacuuming on carpet and hard floor surfaces. I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
This could be because the vacuum has a clog or blockage, it may need a belt change every 4 to 6 months as recommended by the factory, sometimes the material you pickup on the carpet and bare floors will plug the pores of the inside if the paper bag or dirt cup filter, if the filter is clogged it looses the suction power or the bottom plate is not on properly or all of the above. These are some of the items to check when you lose suction. http://www.eureka.comCustomer Service Phone Number 1-800-282-2886Hours of Operation Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm CST Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm CST