Load noise at start-up goes away after a minute, but there is no suction.
The roller turns, motor runs, but nothing gets into the cannister. I have cleared all the hoses and roller, but obviously there is limited suction. The exhause seems to be very hot to me. This thing is hard to take apart with a lot of screws, but frankly, unless there is something I don't see, I can't see anywhere it can be clogged. I was able to resolve a similar problem a while ago by cleaning the hepa and paper filters. Not this time. The machine is less than a year old.
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Re: Load noise at start-up goes away after a minute, but...
If the brush roll and motor runs and sounds ok, then that is an indication of a clog, either in the hose or the dirt inlet down by the brush roll. You should have a years warranty on this, if you can't figure it out, then take it into Sears and get it repaired.
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We have one of these a few years old without the ball, pull out and see what suction is like with just the hose and the attachment for it, am I wrong and it (yours ) does not have the pull up and out hose? low suction is almost always a blockage in the air path between motor and cannister.
Hi, what you need to do is check for suction at the inlet hose that detaches from the roller brush. If you have real good suction there and you plug it back in to the brush, it should pick up if the roller is turning. Turn it over to see if the belt is on the motor and the brush will roll when it is turned on, but be very careful not to get you're fingers near it! If you have no suction from the hoses, you have a blockage in the hoses. You can take the hose loose and try and run a long broom handle, it may be long enough to clear what ever is caught inside. Its just a matter of cleaning all hoses and making sure the belt is not broken and the bag is not full if it has a bag. Let me know what you find. Sincerely, Shastalaker7
I'm not sure what vacuum you have, but that sounds like a blockage to me. Thermal shut off kicks in, shutting the motor down, to prevent damage from overheating. After waiting like 1 hour it probably comes back on. Make sure hose, filters, bag (if any) is clean. All "airways" of vacuums need to be clear of any blockages, since airflow is what makes vacuums work.
Is there suction where the pipe hooks to the cannister? If so, then are all of the outlets without suction? Maybe the hose is plugged. If the hose is ok, and there is suction at the cannister, then **** up a small **** of paper, one for each room outlet, have a number on each piece of paper, Which ever one doesn't ,ake it thru to the cannasiter is the outlet that is plugged. You can use a plumbers snake to clean out a clogged outlet or even a clogged hose.
If the motors are running and sound ok, then there has to be suction at the outlet on the cannister. If the filter bag is old, it may be best to replace it with a new one.
Probably not the motor protector, its function is shut off the motor if it overheats. Most likely you have a clog or partial clog in the inlet down by the brush roll, or it is in the hose. But if the motor is running, and suction is low, with no clogs, then maybe the motor is running at a slower speed and will have to be replaced.