20 Most Recent Dirt Devil UD40270RM Quick Power Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum Refurbished,Lightweight,Fold Down Handle,HEPAFiltration,5 Position Height Adjustment - Page 7 Questions & Answers


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Dirt Devil... | Answered on May 19, 2017


What do you mean by it stops working? Does the motor stop running, or does the motor keep running but it stops picking up things?

Dirt Devil... | Answered on May 12, 2017


Hi, I really use the same vaccum and I'm very fussy! What I like to do is read pictures that came with it so you get familiar with it. There are only 4 or 5 parts that you need to take apart to keep it working like the day you bought it. They do unscrew, and you can see the build up every time you vaccum. Like I said I'm fussy, you can clean it, take it apart every 4th time you use it, but watch the build up, I get a lot from my large carpet. My hole house is carpeting, and dust is always on it, where it comes from, I don't know ! So try it out, and let me know how the pictures in the book help, its very simple, watch and see. By the way its a popular machine, I love mine, nice and light ! Good Day, Frank !

Dirt Devil... | Answered on May 07, 2017


In a world where most people wish their cleaners had more suction, yours is a rare complaint indeed. Upright cleaners in particular are complaint-worthy as they soon tend to lose suction. It would be good to read more about the reason for your complaint?

Ideally an upright will have enough suction to lift the carpet from the floor a few mm and trap it against the mouth of the brush housing so air can be drawn through the carpet helping to lift out dirt so the brush can work more efficiently. An upright that is working correctly is much harder to push along and as they age they tend to be easier to push as they lose efficiency.

Most cleaners are fitted with at least one filter and they do rob them of suction. Some people remove the filters to improve the suction. Perhaps your cleaner has one or more filters missing.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on May 06, 2017


I would go with the cord first. If it is defective it is usually at the plug for the wall as it gets the most stain.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on May 03, 2017


Try this troubleshooting guide: http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/dirt_devil/swivel_glide.html?p=2

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Apr 01, 2017


The sparks may be from the carbon brushes in the motor. Bagless vacuums do not filter dirt out as well as a bag does so dirt and grit gets sucked into the motor. Filters should be cleaned frequently and replaced at least once a year. If the filter gets clogged the motor can overheat. If you got two years out of a $39 vacuum you did well. Many people are lucky to get a year.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


The belt may be stretched out or broken or the brush may be seized up. The belt should be replaced at least once per year on your model.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Mar 11, 2017

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