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Model uv204 is not sucking in, but beater is rotating

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Might be a clog of hair/dust in the hose. Not sure what model uv204 is, but you might be able to disconnect the hose and blow it out.

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I was told by a previous repair man that there is a fuse in the beater bar that needed to be replaced.


Up to my experience in my Panasonic vacuum cleaner, if the beater bar is not working this could be because the 'Carpet/Floor' selector switch is in the 'OFF' or 'FLOOR' position. In both of these positions the beater bar will not rotate. Move the selector switch to the 'CARPET' position. When in this position the beater bar will rotate once the foot pedal is pressed.

If the selector switch is in the 'CARPET' position and the beater bar is still not rotating it could be that there is something entangled in the beater bar, or the belt is worn or broken.

To check this first unplug the vacuum cleaner

Inspect the beater bar and belts to ensure that there is nothing entangled in the beater bar and that the belts are intact and are not excessively worn. If the belts are excessively worn they may slip resulting in the beater bar not rotating.

The vacuum cleaners often have an overload protection system inside the nozzle, which stops the nozzle motor when the beater bar jams to prevent belt breakage. After clearing any lint build up or jamming you may need to reset the overload protection, by pressing the reset button on the top of the floor nozzle.

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Installing new belt


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+>> Unplug the mains lead from electrical socket <<+
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• Turn cleaner over in flat position.
• Release lower plate by rotating the 3 lower plate latches to the UNLOCK position.
• Remove lower plate and remove any dirt that may exist in belt area.
• Remove beater bar by gripping the belt side of the beater bar and carefully lifting it out.
• Remove worn or broken belt.
• Clean beater bar and the end caps.
• Loop new belt around motor shaft and beater bar belt groove.
• Reinstall the beater bar by inserting the end cap of the beater bar to the slots at both ends of th beater bar.
• After reinstalling the beater bar, turn it by hand to make sure that belt is not twisted or pinched and that all rotating parts turn freely.
• Reinstall lower plate by hooking front end of lower plate into slots on front of nozzle.
• Press lower plate onto nozzle and secure by rotating the 3 lower plate latches to the LOCK position.

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I was running my vac when it caught the fringe on a throw. I turned it off and carefully pulled it out but now I don't have any suction and it's not cleaning the carpet.


Don't know the model too well but the beater bar is what goes when that happens(the brush that goes around right there on the intake of the sweeper) it has a belt that makes it turn and you probably broke the belt or burnt it up or it came off so it is the belt that is the problem. That will give you those symptoms because the beater bar (rotating brush) is what lifts the dirt up so it can be sucked in.

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No "sucking" action i'm not getting any air to **** up anything, i cleaned it up put new belt on, doesn't look like there are any obstructions can't get it to **** up anything


Did you check to see if the beater brush was rotating properly? When it doesn't it usually causes the belt to burn and break, though I do not believe you had a belt issue.
If you remove the beater brush like you did to replace the belt, give it a good cleaning and add some WD40 to the two end clips that hold it to the vacuum. Twist the beater brush and the end pieces to be sure it moves freely and reassemble being sure the belt is put on correctly.
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I sucked up a piece of fabric and turned it off ASAP. Now the beater bar won't work, but the beater bar does turn. Help!


If the clothe is jammed in the power head you will need to clear it. Have the unit unplugged and manually rotate the beater bar to work the jammed material out. Sometimes a pair of pliers helps to grip the material while turning the beater bar. If there is no longer a jam then the drive belt may have been damaged and needs to be replaced. Usually when this happens the brush does not rotate. You can get a belt often at hardware stores such as ACE, or as a last resort, the dealer.

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Unit powers up but beater bar does not rotate


Have you checked the belt that drives the beater bar?

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Ran across shoe lace and when I pulled it out the beater bar quit rotating


just cut the sholace part that you can see... it will get it into a lot of small peices and just pull out the smaler laces

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My vacuum doesnt **** dirt from the floor but sucks dirt with the nozzle.


Probably have a clogged intake from the beater bar thru to the vac system.. Try this.. with the vac unplugged, flip the vac over so you can get to the bottom of the vac head near where the brush rotates.. then depending on the model.. remove the cover to access the brush ( called a beater bar).
Once the cover has been removed ( may require removing several screws) .. look at the beater bar and make sure the belt is hooked up.. you should be able to lift that brush assembly out of the housing to expose the duct where dirt travels into the bag.. that path ( including the flex hose) is probably clogged up...clean out any debris found there.. ( if you have access to another vacuum..try sucking that junk out with it or use a stick or coat hanger to pry anything lodged in there out.. When that is clear, reassemble things and try it again.. Hope this helps you

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