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Remove fan housing from oreck vacuum


First off take the bolt of the fan, that will allow the fan to come off of the motor alowing the fand cover to come off it takes some effort but it will come off. Best of luck, sincerely daxter.

Sep 02, 2014 | Oreck XL21 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Hose won't **** when using attachments- or even without them!


Detach hose from cleaner.
1. Drop a coin or marble in one end of hose and allow it to roll out the other. If it doesn't go through, there's a clog in the hose.
2. Turn on vacuum to check suction at intake (where hose plugs in). If there is suction here, the hose is the problem. If not, check bags and filters, make sure they're new and/or clean, and try again. If it still doesn't ****, there's a possibility of broken fan/s in the vacuum motor/fan assembly.

Oct 05, 2010 | Vacuums

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My kirby legend II started spitting out sparks near the foot plug. How can I fix it please? Thanks Candy


Depends where the sparks are spitting from.Unplug from the wall and try to detach the cord from the vac itself, where it plugs in. If there is a small hole burned in the side you will need to detach the entire cord from the handle where it clamps on and buy a genuine new one from a vac repair shop or Kirby dealer. Cords do wear out. Ther is a slim possibility you could have a bad switch below but generally the switch just dies , no sparking.
If the sparks were shooting out from inside the motor housing, you will likeley need a motor rebuild which should be done by a professional at vac shop.

Oct 04, 2009 | Vacuums

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Hoover U6317-930 - Turbine Locked Up!


You will need to remove the hood as though changing the belt. Then best to detach the handle/ bag chamber with the black screw at the lower end in the center.
Lay the vac flat and you should see two clamps over the motor housing, one on either side. Undo the clamps and the motor will lift out. There will be four more screws holding the fan shroud onto the motor housing. Remove these and detach the fan end only. Installation is the reverse order. The fan itself will unscrew if replacing,just secure the motor shaft without damaging it.
Polish the motor shaft clean for a new belt, removing burned rubber. I use 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper or steel wool.
Any evidence of a damaged fan blade means a new fan is required.
While you're at it, unscrew the end caps on the brush roll and remove the hair and thread. Then reassemble so it spins freely when holding the end caps. Install a new genuine belt. It will be snug, use the brush to pull it into place.
When reassembling be sure to engage the carpet height control through the lid
If this helps please acknowledge. If not psot back with the next problem

Oct 03, 2009 | Hoover U6311-930 Power Drive Bagged...

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My Filter Queen just started making noise from the motor area, it was very hot. Upon removing the top thing that covers the area where the air blows out, there were sparks and it smelled pretty bad. My...


The motor will need either a rebuild with new bearing, or replacement. Parts should be no more than $100 .EASY project. 20 minutes max fro a pro shop. If you can tie your shoes you can do this one yourself.
If replacing, upgrade to a ball/ ball ( double ball bearing) motor, same height, generally an AMTEK Lamb. A ball ball motor will give longer life
Under the cap you have removed are 3 screws.
You will detach them last. Note they are slightly offset in their pattern.
Open the vac as though changing the cone. Remove the plastic cone by undoing the center screw. Remove the inner filter disc and change . This should be changed every 6 months...
Now you will see three, screws or nuts in a triangle pattern. Detach them. Remove the rubber switch pedal from above .
.Now detach the upper 3 screws and the motor housing will lift off. Voila. Inspaect the cord inside and out for wear at it's socket. Now is the time to shorten if required.
There should be an insulating disc about the size of a coin between the motor top and the screen below the vac handle. You MUST reinstall on the new motor in case of a short in the vac.
Remove the foam or felt "muffler" and clean or replace.
Remove the wire nuts and note the wiring pattern for the switch, motor and power head. Note the motor position versus the cord. Mark with felt pen and reinstall the same.
Do not twist the wires when reinstalling, only twist the wire nuts. Check that they are tight and reinstall in opposite order.
Please post back if tehre is a problem or this helps

Oct 03, 2009 | Filter Queen Majestic Canister Vacuum

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This is a generation 4 tech drive it doesn't pick up well at all please help!!!!


These machines are virtuall impossible to block,
If the motor is running, ie you can hear it and the front brush roll is rotating, indicated by the green LED (light) on the left hand side then I would suggest the problem is with the bag or fan, Check the bag, take the inner bag out completely and turn the machine on, you should get good air flow out of the hose connection where the bag attached. if it is ok try a new bag.
Note the type of bag makes a big difference use only kirby bags, not cheap copies from the market.
If poor air flow, Large debris is captured at the bottom of the outer bag assembly, check this is clear by removing the outer bag, undo the clip at the top, twist at the bottom to detach from the vacuum, check inside for debris or blockage.
If it is not the bag check the condition of the fan, remove the front brush assembly and inspect the fan, usually a good indicator of a damaged fan is excessive noise.

Apr 17, 2008 | Vacuums

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Turned off but won't turn back on


There is a safety switch where the front head connects to the machine, sometimes, readjusting the head will be enough.

Dec 19, 2007 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Black & Decker hand held dustbuster


First make sure it's not the wall charger - use a meter or a flashlight bulb to test the 15 or so volts that should be on the contacts when the charger is plugged in but the unit is detached.

The next thing is to remove the filters and see how easily the "fan" spins - use a popsickle stick or something that won't break the plastic fan if you can't get your fingers on it. Tight bearings may indicate clogged with dust (or corrosion) or destroyed. Free bearings likely indicate a switch or battery problem (good motor.)

Nov 12, 2007 | Black & Decker CHV1500 Bagless Handheld...

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Eureka Enviro Vac Model 4470 Not Sucking


First, check to see if there is suction without the hose on the base. If not, and there is no blockage, the problem is likely a damaged impeller, the small fan that makes the suction. That will have to be replaced.

May 21, 2007 | Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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