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Rotating brush Hello, my kenmore rotating brush is not spinning at all, and its causing the motor to cut the belt. should i get a new brush? Thank you.

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  • mhussen May 09, 2008

    reddevil6, i have Kenmore upright vacuum, model # 20.30005, what is the quickest way to get a new brush ?

  • mhussen May 13, 2008

    reddevil6, when i check my vacuum's base label, the model # is
    20.30005 , and i try to enter this number in sears.com , it gives me no results, what can i do to find the brush roll.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Replaced brush belt and brush still doesn't rotate

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Sounds like the brush roll has an end that is melted or frozen up so it won't move, in which case you need to replace it.

Posted on May 09, 2008

  • Lauren Junge
    Lauren Junge May 10, 2008

    Go to sears.com, click on the parts link, put in your model number(look on the metal tag to get the correct number),then select the one that is yours, a parts list with a link for a picture breakdown will come up. From the parts list, you can select the part, then you can pay for after clicking on the shopping basket.



    The model number will look something like this:

    116.*********

  • Lauren Junge
    Lauren Junge May 13, 2008

    You can either call their parts line, (800) 252-1698, or on the sears.com you can email them thru their contact link, give them the model number that you have and what you are looking for and see what they have to say. The number you are seeing is a sales number so if you don't see a different number, then you will hve to contact them direct. The other possible thing is to take out the brush roll and find a local repair shop that has various brands of parts, maybe they can match one up for you.

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Roller with brushes is not rotating although light is on and sucking sound is there. Is this a belt problem?Detached from floor part, the hand part is working fine. New filter. new bag.


Hi, it's Allie from Crucial Vacuum!

Your Kenmore vacuum brushroll is connected to the motor by two different sized geared belts. Over time, the belt's gears wear down and stretch out losing the grooves and tension that turn the roller. Another cause could be there is debris stuck on the roller and/or bearings. Changing the belts may be the solution to your problem.

Checking your unit's brushroll and clearing it of any tangled hair strands or debris that my be blocking the airway will be helpful. Follow by checking the internal hose for any blockages.

You can purchase direct your replacement, roller brush, filters and belts from Crucial Vacuum with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10

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Brush roller not spinning. belt, spindle okay. roller taken out and cleaned, no thread. replaced but no dice. ???


Use only BISSELL Style 10 Replacement Belts (#32074) in your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless.
  1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
  2. With Rotating Floor Brush removed from vacuum cleaner, grasp old Drive Belt and remove from Motor Pulley. Discard old Drive Belt.
  3. Place new Drive Belt over Motor Pulley and stretch other end over Rotating Floor Brush in the space between the bristles.
  4. Place ends of Rotating Floor Brush down into slots on sides as shown.
  5. Turn Rotating Floor Brush by hand several times in the direction of Motor Pulley. If properly installed, Drive Belt will center itself on Rotating Brush.
  6. Reposition Brush Cover and snap back into place. Check to be sure all three latches are secured.
  7. When you turn on the vacuum, do you see the motor that spins the belt spinning at the bottom? If not, it sounds like you may have a burned out motor.
If suggested solutions do not correct the problem, call:
BISSELL Consumer Services 1-800-237-7691
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. ET
Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET

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I have a Kenmore Whisper Belt 116-50612007. Up until now it has worked tremendously well. Suddenly, it is smoking from the power nozzle when I vacuum. I checked to see that it wasn't clogged up and that...


It's most likely the belt. A loose or worn belt will slip on the motor shaft and cause the burning odor. Take a look at it first, check for obvious wear and/or melting.
However, if the brush is spinning properly, it could be the motor on it's last legs.

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My brush won't rotate. i have replaced the belt once already but it melted because the only thing rotating was the motor pulley. I have cleaned all the excess hair off the brush, checked everything, and...


The most probable cause is improper tension on the belt. What would cause this problem is the wrong belt, or improper adjustment of belt. Once installed, the belt should only move slightly when pushed down by your finger. Too loose and the belt won't rotate the brush and will quickly burn out. Too tight and it will cause excessive stress on the motor and shorten it's lifespan.
Another problem could be that the belt wasn't centered properly. When the new belt is installed, the brush needs to be manually rotated a few times to center it. This will prevent it from getting caught in or on a part of the power head, thus quickly breaking or melting.
If you still have problems you may need to take it to a reliable service center.

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Brushes stopped rotating


Needs a new drive belt. Find the screws holding the bottom panel onto the floor section of the vac. take out those screws and you should see the motor and the brushes and a broken belt underneath the panel. Check that the brushes spin freely. If not you may have something like hair or string or something jamming the brush. If so cut out the obstruction and then rotate the brushes again and look to see if they rotate evenly, without wobbling because in some vacs if the brushes become jammed and run like that for a while sometimes it wears out the bearings or bushings holding the brush in place and if they are worn you need to replace those as well or when you replace the belt and run the vac it wont take long to break the belt again.

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The problem started when i sucked a corner of a rug,now it will not **** very much at all??Kenmore upright progressive


This definitely sounds like your belt is broken. The belt is the part that is attached to the motor at one end, and to the roller brush at the other end. If something gets vacuumed up into the brushes that prevents the brushes from spinning, the motor will continue to try to spin the belt, and the motor shaft will then burn right through the belt, or cause the belt to fall off the motor shaft, preventing the brushes from spinning. On an upright vacuum cleaner, if the brushes are not spinning, it will seem like the vacuum cleaner is not sucking well, but in fact the brushes are just not spinning.

To see if the belt is your problem, while the vacuum is plugged, in turn the machine upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. Make sure that if your machine has a rug/ floor setting that it's set to carpet mode, and now turn the machine on. Does the brush spin? If no, then this is because the belt has either broken, or stretched out so much that it no longer can spin the brushes.

Here's a link to the owners manual for your Kenmore that will walk you through, step by step on how to to replace the belt.
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0403213.pdf

I have also uploaded the instruction manual to the main page on Fixya for your Kenmore 34612.

I really hope this helped you. If it did, please help other people who have this vacuum be able to find this repair on Fixya by rating the repair helpful. You may do this by clicking the 4 thumbs up icons in the right hand corner of the repair. If you have any questions about how to replace the belt, or if the belt is ok and something else is wrong, please just use the clarification request form here on Fixya, and I'll be happy to answer any follow up questions that you may have.

Thanks again,

Chris J.
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If the motor on the power brush is running the belt is bad, if the motor on the power brush only runs when you push the overload, the overload is bad.

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Install New Belt


Lift the headlight and rotate the thumb dial to release the carpet head. It will spin to the side. Rotate the square handle at the front of the vac fully to the left.
Remove the carpet head and open it from the bottom side. Observe which side had a little block below the LED belt indicator when you rotate the brush. The brush must go back in this way. The blocks at the end of the brush are color coded for height adjustment. Remove the brush, slide a genuine belt onto the center and close the bottom cover of the housing. make sure the brush spins freely, now look into the belt opening, round hole at the side. Using the square dial at the front of the head, rotate the hook into the belt to twist the belt and open it for installation onto the motor shaft.
Reinstall the head onto the vac, using the thumb dial to lock into place and rotate the square handle again . This will release the belt tension onto the motor shaft. Raise the vac up two knotches with the pedal before lower onto the carpet.

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The shaft on the motor for rotating the brush is not moving. It is a Kenmore Whispertone 12 VModel 116 3521290. I am suspicious of the Belt Protection system.


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The shaft on the motor
Posted by tsnater on Jun 10, 2008
The shaft on the motor for rotating the brush is not moving. It is a Kenmore Whispertone 12 V Model 116 3521290.
I am suspicious of the Belt Protection system.


Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. It sounds to me that you have a motor that is froze up and would be in need of some type of service, whether it be the fan(s) on the end of the motor, the carbon brushes are sticking and bound up, or the armature would be the last thing. Just be careful that the repair cost and labor do not exceed the cost of a new motor. The motor shaft should @ all times should spin freely. 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.

http://www.sears.com/ Customer Service 1-800-4-MY-HOME 1-800-469-4663
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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belt could be melted to the motor that spins the brush, try free spinning the brush with your hand to see if the brush spins freely, if it does not the brush bearings could be frozen, or just need a simple new belt...hope this helps

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