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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the motor really is working, the problem is most likely to be that there's a blockage somewhere, and on this excellent vacuum cleaner there aren't too many places to look. You've probably already looked in the inspection flap on the underside. If not, that's the first place to look. Next is to separate the bag compartment from the base of the machine (press and hold the button at bottom front of bag compartment and just pull the two sections apart - if this hasn't been done for some time, a gentle levering with something like the plastic handle of a dish brush can help). Then look down the rearmost vacuum tube to check that it's clear, also make sure the little sieve on the other tube is clear. That's all for the base section. Now open the bag compartment, remove the bag and check that tube all the way through the hose.
Another possibility is air leakage, and it does happen on older machines that the plastic tube onto which the attachments fit becomes so worn that it no longer seals properly in the hole in the base (where it lives for normal floor vacuuming). You could also have split in the flexible hose, of course.
If none of this reveals a problem, the motor probably isn't as healthy as you think it is.
I hope this helps. Any questions, just post again and I'll see what more I can do. I value your feedback, so please rate this response.
Posted on May 04, 2009
This defintiely sounds like your belt has broken or slipped off the motor pulley. The brushes on your vacuum are driven by a belt that attaches to the motor shaft on one end, and the roller brush on the other end.
If you really do have the Bissell 6594 model that you posted this repair under, then to check your belt, simply turn the vacuum upside down, and remove the four screws from the plate that covers the brushes. The bottom plate will then lift off, and you will have access to the brush and belt area of your machine.
You'll probably notice that the belt is either split completely, or is stretched out, and fallen off the motor shaft. Even if the belt is still completely circular, it may be a good idea to go ahead and replace the belt anyway. We recommend replacing the belt on your vacuum every 6 months even if they don't break, as they don't perform nearly as well when the machine has a fresh, tight belt on it.
The model 6594 uses the Bissell Style 7,9,10, etc. belt. It's the most popular Bissell belt on the market. If you don't already have a new belt handy, here's a link to your belt on our website if you need to purchase one:
Bissell Style 7/9/10/12/14/16 Upright Vacuum Cleaner Belts (2 Pack), Part Number 32074
Here's link to the Bissell Owners Manual for your model that will walk you through step by step how to replace the belt on your machine:
I hope that this was helpful. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to use the clarification request form here on Fixya, and I'll be happy to answer any of your follow up questions.
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Posted on May 28, 2010
Sounds like the rubber drive band has not been replaced properly to drive the brush and/or the brush was not properly cleaned.
You can find the manual here:
Posted on Sep 14, 2010
First try the reset button. That is located on the left ofthe brush bar unit as you look at the machine. It is red. Press it and see ifthe brush bar works when the machine is reclined then. If it doesn't,check the belt whether it is broken. If you found it broken then you need tobuy a new drive belt assembly. If the belt is ok, then you most likely need a brushbar motor. Apart from this you can visit http://media.dyson.com/downloads/us/floorcare/manuals/dc24_opmanual_usa.pdf.This may help you further.
Posted on Jun 03, 2011
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