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Re: my vacuum is messed up b/c of a minor problem
You will need to replace the belt. You should replace it every 3-6 months regardless, but if you ever notice it not picking up very well, it's usually because your belt is broken or stretched. The burning smell you're noticing is the belt melting because the mat wouldn't allow the brushroll to turn.
Depending on the model you will either have to remove two screws from the top of the hood and lift the hood off, or remove a few screws from the bottom and remove the baseplate.
All you'll have to do once it's open is to put the belt around the motor pulley, (the metal part sticking out of the motor,) and then around the brushroll, and pull the brushroll into its original position, ensuring that the belt isn't pinched.
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It could be something has the hose constricted... You might want to do a little more cleaning inside other than just changing the bag... Have you seen the cat lately? Also check the roller brushes to see if they have something like string wrapped around the ends.
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You probably have a broken belt on the beater bar (sweeper) or a string/rope caught in into to cause it not to turn. Last option if it is a cannister type, that the electrical connection in the hose are not connected to the beater-bar unit well.
If suction is bad, you may have a full bag (replace with a fresh one). Alternatively, you may have a clog somewhere along the hose or just inside the unit.
Yep - that's usually the culprit if the brush stops turning. However, pull off the skid plate (bottom panel) and make sure you haven't picked up any string or some other obstruction that's wrapped itself around the brush & stopped it from turning. Things like hair/string don't always end up in the bag/bin sometimes if they're long enough they just wrap themselves around the brush.
There is probably a clog between where the hose and brush. If there are any removable flexible sections, pop them off and have a look. If you have access to an air compressor that is a very quick and easy way to blow the clog out in reverse flow path. If you do blow it out I recommend doing this outdoors as it makes a mess. If you do not have air then you need to find a ridgid flexible rod of some sort to push the clog or hook it and pull it out a little at a time.
Make sure you unplug before cleaning turn vaccum upside down check roller
for hair and strings wrapped around brush if this does not help clean out cylinder gently knocking dust out or use a duster to stick up inside lightly cleaning and check filter
remove the filter from the dirt cup and try again,if you have suction the the filter is clogged.the other is the intake hose that goes into the top of the base where the clear tube is.disconnect the hose from the base tube and take a coat hanger and bend the end into a hook.open the litte flapper door and stick the hanger down in the tube and see if you can pull out a clog of dirt.last but not least,disconnect the top hose completelyfrom the vacuum and see if you can blow through it.if you can't then the flex top hose is clogged.open the little flapper door on the top of the base and turn on the vacuum,if the intake hose isn't clogged then you should have suction.that will tell you that the broblem is in the flex hose or the filter
you will have to remove the bottom cowling under the vaccum cleaner there are 4 phillips head screws one at each corner when you turn over the vaccum cleaner, take this off and remember how it goes back on. in the area where the hos is there will probably be a clog at that point. remove this and pull hose off and make sure it is not clogged farther up the hose, reinstall and check