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My dirt devil featherlite's brush won't spin. i have already replaced the belt which is what i thought was causing the problem.

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Does the motor spin?

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How to fix dirt devil featherlite carpet cleaner loss of suction?


Hello! Below are general trouble shooting steps for your Dirt Devil vacuum to restore suction.

1. Check the hoses for clogs.
2. Clean and replace your filters if needed.
3. Check that your brushes are still spinning, if not, replace your belt with the recommended belt for your vacuum.

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first thing to check is the belt drive could be that easy

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There is a rubber belt that's off track or you need to take it apart and clean out it. Over time everything gets stuck around it. A bad motor could cause it to not spin but you wouldn't hear anything noise when you plugged it up if that was the case.

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Brush bar can't spin


Hi There,

Actually I just answered a question almost identical to yours! The belt on his model continiously snapped also.

I walked him through how to check the problem, and he was able to get his vacuum fixed. It really sounds to me like your brush roller has gone bad as well.

How to Replace the belt & Roller brush on a Dirt Devil Featherlite:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4672507-eats_belts_immediately

Also here, another link to the exact roller brush that your model take on our website if you haven't already purchased one.
http://www.govacuum.com/rdd380.html

I hope this helped your your vacuum!

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Here's the link:
http://www.dirtdevil.com/manuals/?id=5a3b999e-1922-401c-a419-69d2e2d13c78

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Got Dirt Devil Featherlite,keeps burning the belt out immediately and there is only one way to put the belt on...have put on 4 new belts.....what up?


Hi There,

When a belt breaks immediately after installing it, this can ONLY mean one of two things. The first is that the belt was put back on incorrectly, and it may be pinched underneath of the beater bar. This would cause it to break immediately, but I seriously doubt after 4 belts that you put the belt on wrong all 4 times.

The second, and more probable cause is that your roller brush has gone bad. This could be why the belt broke in the first place. In order to test to make sure the brush is bad, unscrew the bottom plate, and remove the brush like you were changing the belt.

Hold the brush at the very end on both sides, using only your finger tips. While holding just the bearing caps, try spinning the bar with your thumbs. Does the brush spin freely in your hands? It should spin completely around 4-5 times on each spin. If the brush will not spin, or if you feel any resistance to it spinning, this is the reason why your belt continues to break.

If the brush can not spin, the motor shaft will continue to try and spin the belt, but since the brush doesn't spin, and the belt doesn't move, the motor shaft will just burn right through the back end of the belt.

If your machine is actually the model that's listed on this Fixya repair page, the Dirt Devil Featherlite model M085845, then your machine uses the following roller brush:
Dirt Devil Plastic Brush Roll for Model 085845 Part # 2-881020-000

The next time that change the belt, install the brush back into the machine, but this time pull up on the belt towards the brush to make sure that the belt spins freely, and spins the brush as well. If the belt doesn't spin the brush, there's some issue, and the belt will break as soon as you turn the machine on.

I hope this helped you. If you find out that you don't need a new brush, feel free to use the comment section here on the repair page and let me know, I'd be happy to walk you through some more advanced diagnosing. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair and / or leave feedback for me.

Thanks so much,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

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Belt is intact but brush won't turn


Even though the belt is intact it can still be stretched or worn and will not turn the brush on the carpet. Here are the belts you need:

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the belt is probably worn , so when the spool turns it heats up and looses friction with the belt.

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