Question about Kenmore Vacuums

1 Answer

Brush not spinning on Kenmore vacuum - Kenmore Vacuums

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,040 Answers

Here is one of my Tips on the problem you are describing:
www.fixya.com/support/r6311178-vacuum_brush_bar_not_spinning

If you have further questions, just let me know.

Good Luck!

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

  • Jim Parker
    Jim Parker Oct 17, 2010

    Was this helpful?

    Jim

×

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
yeroc
  • 397 Answers

SOURCE: Eureka Maxima Bagless brush not spinning in vacuum position

belt doesnt have to be broken, check the metal arm on the vacuum, see if there is build up of old rubber from previous belts, clean the arm that spins the belt and double check to make sure u have the correct belt

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

reddevil6
  • 1673 Answers

SOURCE: Bissell Vacuum 5770 intermitent spinning brushes

Change the belt, they stretch after a short time and then it can't drive the brush roll under load. The part # is 2031329

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: The brush does not spin when making contact with carpeting

I tried the electrical-tape-around-the-wooden-spindle technique. After a minute or so, it's back to functioning normally.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

  • 61 Answers

SOURCE: brush bar not spinning

Depending on the make and model the belt may be bad or if it has a clutch assembly then it has gone bad.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

renevacdoc
  • 84 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore Beltless Vacuum brush will not spin.

there is a reset button on the side of the lower base of the machine, plug in the unit turn on the switch to the brush and vacuum are both engaged hit the reset button, remember the roller will not engage when the handle is in the upright position, release the handle and your ready to go.let me know if that helped you . thanks renevacdoc

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Why did the agitator stop?


Bryan,
Most of the time, when a brush stops, you either have a broken belt or there is something wrong with the brush. If the brush spins very freely when you try spinning it by hand, you have a broken belt.

Jul 21, 2015 | Kenmore 31913 Progressive Direct Drive...

1 Answer

A piece of string / cord has wrapped around my Kenmore spinning brush end on the 12 Amp Power - Mate. How is the best way to get the cord off?


Cut the string with a knife or scissors and pull it off. You can turn the brush manually to ensure you get it all.

Oct 03, 2010 | Kenmore 22313 Bagged Canister Vacuum

1 Answer

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.
GoVacuum

Apr 09, 2010 | Kenmore 34612 Bagged Upright Vacuum

1 Answer

The brushes have stopped spinning. This is a


the brush spins on a bearing, you might want to get to the bearing and make to it has not cracked or broken.

Nov 30, 2009 | Kenmore 33923 Bagged Upright Vacuum

2 Answers

Can I buy a replacement powerhead for a Kenmore Magic Blue?


Power bar spins, but as soon as it't put on the carpet the beater brush quits spinning

Aug 11, 2009 | Kenmore Magic Blue 24195 Bagged Canister...

2 Answers

Kenmore Beltless Vacuum brush will not spin. Everything else works.


there is a reset button on the side of the lower base of the machine, plug in the unit turn on the switch to the brush and vacuum are both engaged hit the reset button, remember the roller will not engage when the handle is in the upright position, release the handle and your ready to go.let me know if that helped you . thanks renevacdoc

Jul 23, 2009 | Vacuums

1 Answer

Thr brushes are not spinning and it smells


That is your belt burning, turn the vacuum upside down and make sure your brush is spinning freely. Something may be wedged in your brush.

Dec 27, 2008 | Kenmore 85920 PowerSpin Upright Wet/Dry...

1 Answer

Non spinning brush


http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=632342
Generic problem for all Vacuums
Non spinning brush
Posted by tillie14 on May 29, 2008
I have a Kenmore upright beltless that suddenly, the brush stopped spinning. Do you have an answer for this?

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. On the Kenmore upright the belt is broken and needs replacing and you can take it to Sears / Kenmore or a local vac dealer and they can change it for you or you can attempt to do it yourself, usually it just takes a screwdriver and either a flat or a geared belt for less than $10.00 to $15.00 is an estimate.

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

May 29, 2008 | Vacuums

1 Answer

Kenmore progressive canister


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

Jan 20, 2008 | Vacuums

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vacuums Logo

Related Topics:

292 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Vacuums Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18394 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...