I think I can service this myself as far as cleaning the parts, but I just can't figure out how to get to the fan. I suspect that's where the noise is coming from. I used to be able to vacuum and talk on the phone at the same time, it was so quiet. Now it's so loud, all the kids run the instant I turn it on. I have a Maytag Legacy, which is Hoover model number U5185-900, but this is a highly similar model. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Re: Vacuum cleaner has gotten too loud
Take the top off the vacuum and you will see 2 straps one on each side of the motor,take the straps off and remove the base from the upright.the motor housing will be at the bottom of the upright.you will see some screws on the front of the housing and on the back.take those out and the motor housing will come apart.you will be at the fan and the motor itself.theres probably something caught in the fan.
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The belt might have broken if something has clogged the brush head.
Lay it down on the floor and you should see two screws either side of the brushes.
If that doesn't help, you need to tell us what vacuum cleaner you have cos you haven't said.
Try using other brush attachments, as broken bearings in a brush attachment will cause noise. If these troubleshooting techniques do not work, you may need to service the engine.
Remove the filter and bag of the machine and make sure that they are not clogged or full of debris. Clean any filters according to the instructions for your model or replace the bag. Excessive debris will make the engine run noisily.
Inspect the hose of the vacuum and remove any large debris that may be clogging the inside of the tube. Large amounts of dust, as well as stones or other hard materials that bounce, may cause a loud noise in the engine.
Remove the housing that conceals the engine of your machine and inspect the fan for damage or clogging. Remove any dirt or debris that may hinder the movement of the fan. Inspect the fan for any damage such as bent or excessively sharp blades. Replace the fan blades as needed; contact your vacuum manufacturer if the fan is damaged. The replacement part will include instructions.
Tighten the fan with a ratchet if it is loose on the assembly. A loose fan will make a rattling sound as the motor revs.
Wipe dirt and dust from the frame of the engine. Large quantities of dirt or dust around the motor can cause it to overheat, which can cause vibration and loud noise.
Look for corrosion around the engine. If the engine is corroded, it must be replaced.
Grease the bearings of the engine if you hear a grinding noise from the vacuum. Greasing is often performed through ports in the engine, or by removing the bearings. However, the actual greasing method is model-specific. Consult your owner's manual or send the vacuum to a service professional for this service.
Inspect the inside of the vacuum cleaner for other worn parts or broken pieces. Worn or broken pieces can cause loud noises to occur. Remove the broken part and order new materials from the vacuum manufacturer or take the machine in for service.
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Sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your DC24. The brushbar is only designed for cleaning carpeted surfaces, and should always be turned off when cleaning hard floors. You can turn it off using the silver switch next to the red on/off switch.
If you're concerned about the amount of noise the brushbar makes, you might find it helpful to run through these simple troubleshooting checks to make sure the cleaner is correctly assembled, and to locate and remove any obstructions in the cleaner head:
If you've run through these checks and are still concerned, it's probably best if you get in touch with us directly. One of our experts will be happy to run through some troubleshooting steps over the phone with you, and arrange service if necessary. You can call us free on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US). As long as the cleaner has been used in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the manual, it should be covered by the 5-year warranty.
When using the Dyson or for that matter any other vacuum cleaner that has a motorized roller brush, you need to make sure that you AVOID open carpet edges since the suction end ( which has a roller with the brush) will grab open fiber ends. You should use an attachment or floor tool when cleaning open edges of your rug or carpet. Most vacuum cleaners come with a range of attachments that be used be used appropriately.
It's clogged! Many so-called "environmentally friendly" vacuum cleaners have multiple stage filters; the usual configuration is a standard filter followed by a HEPA filter or equivalent. Standard filters can be a paper bag or a bagless, removable container. From time to time, the secondary filter will get clogged, so it doesn't matter whether you change the bag or empty the container, performance will not improve. If you have access to compressed air, try removing the secondary filter and blowing it clean with a high pressure air nozzle. If that doesn't work, check the hose to make sure it's clear. If you are using a rug beater attachment, make sure it has not clogged at its inlet.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=832949 Generic problem for all Vacuums Motor is getting loud and Posted by lchill on July 25, 2008 Motor is getting loud and smells like is burning Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. I am not sure what type of vacuum, make or model # it is but if your motor is getting loud and it smells like it is burning, it could be 2 things, either you have a broken fan blade or your motor is on it’s last legs and is burning up and would be in need of a new fan and motor replacement. Please feel free t contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area. 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. Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=545013 Generic problem for all Vacuums When I turn my vacuum Posted by Danedinburgh on Apr 25, 2008
When I turn my vacuum cleaner on the noise of the motor is extremely loud. It is only about three months old and was never this loud. Any ideas?
Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. You probably have a broken fan or fan blade and it is need of replacement. I am un-sure of the brand name or model # but I feel you would need to contact your local vac dealer. 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. Thanks,Don – The Vac Man Go Ahead.Use Us.