Kenmore Progressive 25614/25615 - VERY loud buzzing noise
My vacuum (which I LOVE) has suddenly started making a VERY loud buzzing noise when brush is engaged (works as usual - nearly silently - when I'm using it on the "bare floor" setting). I've taken the thing apart twice, removed any stray strings and other potential noise-making things that I've sucked up in the vacuum, yet the problem persists.
This vacuum was an open-box special at sears (display model) and worked great for a year before it started making this hellacious racket. I've checked the belt - that doesn't seem to be the problem. Unfortunately, I do not have an owner's manual - tried TWICE to order one from Sears, but twice they charged me $13.99 plus shipping to send me the manual for the little motorized hand attachment. Apparently this manual is in three parts (based on my internet research), and they can't manage to send me the part that I need. Wah.
Any help would be VERY appreciated. My vacuum still works OK, but sounds like a buzzsaw!!
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Probably either bearings in the roller brush, a damaged fan blade, or the bearings in the motor. Take the roller brush off completely, and run the VAC without it. If it's much more silent, then the problem is with the bearings in the roller brush. If it's still noisy, then look closely at the fan that produces the suction, if you can. If you see any damaged blades, then you'll have to replace it. If it seems fine, then it's most likely bearings in the main motor that will have to be replaced. The bearings and the fan blade are NOT expensive parts, but the labor at a shop to change the main bearings would be kinda pricey.
It is probably a bad belt.That model uses a geared belt and you possibly have a few teeth missing on the belt.It could also be a bad brush or bad motor but less likley.Take the cover off of the power nozzle and inspect the belt.Disconnect it and look at it for missing teelh or a bad spot where they look different than the rest if this is the problem you can stop reading and just go buy a belt.Spin the brush by hand it should give very little resistance without a belt attached.If it spins freely then inspect the ends for a bad bearing.Check the plastic end caps for melting.If they look ok then try moving the brush back and forth slightly to see if the bearing has come apart.If the brush is spinning free and the ends are not showing any movement other than spinning around then inspect the area where the belt rides and make sure it is free of debris like hair and string.Finally plug in the machine with the power nozzle attached and the brush disconected and cover still off and listen to the motor in the power nozzle.If it still makes the noise it's the motor www.sewvac.com
sounds like there was a loose connection or loose wire that came in contact with another wire. check your cord for small burn holes, also could have shorted out in the hose or the wand. If you are comfortable to disassemble the vacuum i can walk you through the troubleshooting process so we can find out what actually went bad. id start with the cord though. let me know if you have any questions or need more assistance
You could have a clogged air filter and vacuum is not getting air to motor. You could have hair and string buildup on ends of roller brush. You can put a vaccum hose over a broom handle to clean it out. Also, check the little elbow of the hose at the bottom f vacuum where it bends.
I have the same vacuum - it's a clog in the brush area, or where the hose connects to the base. Unhook the hose, like you're going to use a tool. Lay the vacuum flat, so you can stick something in the plastic tube (at the base where you disconnected the hose) without the awkward angle. I use a dryer vent cleaner, but you could probably use a wire hanger. Push through until it comes out through the brush area...should fix your problem.
This sounds like something is caught in the brush roller. It is not uncommon for something like a pin, or nail or something of that nature to get caught in the roller chamber and when the roller spins, it will rub on the roller producing that sound. Sort of like putting a playing card in the spokes of your bike when you were a kid. Take the bottom plate off and remove the roller. Inspect the area around the roller for any foreign objects. While your there, check the belt for wear and tension and also check the roller bearings for any material that would interfere with it's smooth rotation. You should also check the hose intake for blockage.