20 Most Recent Fantom Vacums XT450K Upright Vacuum Questions & Answers

May have a faulty wire or there could be something rapped around the spook at the end jamming it enough to strain the motor and slow the spinning

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Aug 27, 2014

Keep cleaning ... there is a clog somewhere.

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Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Feb 19, 2010

Hi at the bottom of the vac were the roller brush is there is a cover you would have to take that off and then you will see were the belt is located

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Jan 24, 2010

Hi the belt to your roller brush is broke

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Jan 24, 2010

Could be 1 of 2 things. first try to spin the bar with your finger. "MAKE SURE VACUUM IS NOT PLUGED" "NO POWER TO UNIT" If it does not move, it might be the barrings if not it might just a simple belt replacement. good luck.

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Nov 12, 2009

You may need to clean some internal filters. The one above the motor, just below the dust cup and maybe the exhaust filter

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Jun 29, 2009

  1. i cleaned out my fanton and no suction in wand and still whistles

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Jun 29, 2009

Sometimes mine "wand" has no suction too. . . Make sure the vacumn column is clicked into the "standing" position, don't have it at an angle. Also you may have to play with the settings on the bottom part AND the power button together. I think this vacumn sucks (pardon the pun) mine turns off after 10 minutes of use, then I let it sit for an hour and then it'll start again. POS!

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Jun 29, 2009

Fantom Vacuum site. Find the Model #-usually
on the back of this model,type it in and you can
read and look at diagram .Good Luck.
Belt ordered at Totalvac.com.

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on May 26, 2009

Go Fantom Vac site ,type in model #.A PDF
booklet will describe it.

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on May 26, 2009

will not turn on

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Mar 29, 2009

Here is the owners manual which goes over some troubleshooting problems.


At first I would think it was the thermal overload, which is covered in the manual. But I would guess that you have let it sit for 30 minutes to cool down and tried again and the vacuum still didn't work.
I would think you may have one of four problems.
1. Your thermal overload was tripped and is stuck and will need replaced.
2. You have a clog in your vacuum lines or the brush roller is froze, which keeps causing the thermal overload to trip.
3. Your power cord has a short, which would need replaced.
4. Your power switch is bad, which would need replaced.
Out of these 4 possible problems I would say the only one you could fix on your own would be problem #2. Make sure the vacuum is unplugged and take the brush roller off and clean it, make sure it moves free. Check your vacuum lines to make sure you do not have a clog, other wise the motor does not get air flow to cool it down causing the thermal overload to trip. As for problem 1, 3, and 4 I would suggest taking it to a repair shop.
Hope this helps, post back.

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Mar 10, 2009

first need to open two light bulb covers with a screw drive and you will see two small screws. Remove the light bulbs and unscrew two small screws. After that, you can move the cover off.

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Jan 04, 2009

Greetings from GoVacuum.com,

Have you replaced the belt with a new one yet? You may want to try replacing the belt, as with flat belts like the Fantom Thunder, they do stretch out 4 -5 inches after time. We in fact recommended replacing a flat belt every year, even if the belt doesn't break, because of the stretching. I think what may have happened, is that your belt is stretched to the point where it will not stay on the pulley as soon as there is any tension (putting the brushes on carpeting), which will cause the belt just to slip off.

You should be able to replace the belt (very inexpensive, we sell Fantom belt for $2) and this should take care of the problem. When you replace the belt, you should also take the roller brush apart and remove any hair, or thread that may be wrapped around the bearings. You should be able to remove the bearing cap by pulling them, or holding one end, and unscrewing the other.

I'd even be willing to send you a free Fantom Thunder belt, if you'd be so kind to vote Fixya for this answer :-) Just send me an email with your name, address, and the exact model number (located on the back of the machine, or the bottom of it) of your vacuum, and vote Fixya, I'll immediately ship you the belt for free!

Please let me know if you have any other questions I can help you with.

Chris Jones
[email protected]

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Oct 13, 2008

Carol, Have you checked to make sure that all of the filters have been cleaned so that you have good air flow? The HEPA filter is your final exhaust filter and if your motor is getting hot because of poor air flow, it will cause the HEPA filter to get hot as well. Hope this helps!

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Aug 02, 2015

I can locate one for you, if you can supply me with the model number of your vacuum.

Fantom Vacums... • Answered on Feb 07, 2015

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