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Height adjustment The height adjustment button on my upright is nonfunctional.  The Height is set closest to the floor and it makes it difficult to move on medium height carpet.

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  • Wallydog May 26, 2008

    I did look under the sole plate and found the plastic piece that pushes the rod down, raising the wheels is stuck.  The spring is fine.  But this model is controlled electronically, so there was no way to fix this mechanically.  However I was able to attach a small piece of foam that raises the wheels so it is a little easier to push.  It'll hold until I get it to a shop.  Thanks...

  • cleaning gal Mar 05, 2009

    The height adjustment is not working, and since it is stuck on Bare Floor, the brush is not turning. I am having trouble finding a repair shop for this. Any suggestions?

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You'll have to turn the upright to its side to show the sole plate where the rolling brush is. Check where the front wheels are located and ensure there is no blockage obstructing the rotary dial. Sometimes the spring mechanisms can work themselves loose. 
Inevitably you'll have to remove the sole plate and/or the rotary dial which may be screwed down. If it has cracked then you may have to seek a replacement. 
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