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Cradle and contacts are fine. Cradle circuit is nothing but a reed relay and few wires, relay closes on proximity to robot's body, therefore no voltage on contacts before robot is close to cradle.
There is a thermistor inside of battery, and mine was bad. I removed it and now I am charging the battery from my bench power supply at about 220 ma current, overnight, and it works. Probably the solution is to get a new replacement battery, but the one with the thermistor inside (OEM), easily recognized by the third wire, and all should be fine, assuming that nothing else is wrong with charging circuit or power adapter (12v/1A)
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Mint Plus Turbo... | Answered on Dec 15, 2013


The brushbar or brushroll of an upright vacuum is mostly belt driven for a very practical reason - if something jams it the belt will slip rather than burning out the motor. Some uprights have a clutch that disengages the drive to the brushbar automatically when in the upright position...

A vacuum in real life picks up stuff that doesn't always end up in the dustbag - carpet fibres, hair, sticky sweets and stuff and a considerable amount can become wrapped around the brushbar and slowing it down and making the belt slip. Drive belts deteriorate naturally but when slipping occurs the condition goes downhill rapidly.

The brushbar has a bearing at each end and these sometimes seize, though I have yet to replace one as I usually manage to free them and persuade a little lubricant in them.

When the belt begins slipping and finally fails, it usually takes a little time before the owner discovers something is wrong. By that time a fair amount of stuff has been picked up by the suction alone but because it hasn't been thrown back by the brushes with the usual velocity, much of what has been picked up gets stuck in the internal pipes and never reaches the dustbag.
It is rarely a matter of fitting a new belt - a belt failure usually means an hour or more of cleaning it out; a second vacuum cleaner is invaluable for this...
Fitting a new belt before it is needed is the answer...

Vacuums | Answered on Dec 29, 2020


A mystery machine. Let's guess the one in the middle!

Vacuums | Answered on Dec 29, 2020


Contact Bennett Read directly to inquire.

Vacuums | Answered on Dec 26, 2020


If the price is an indication your Pondovac is seriously premium equipment, but perhaps not as it is clear shopping around can produce discounts, depending on model.

If the appliance is new and doesn't work out of the box as per instruction manual it should be assumed to be faulty and returned to the supplier for exchange or refund.

I have no experience of them but I would expect there is somewhere a method to prevent sludge and water entering the motor head and this might be a switch to cut the motor when the bin is full though the description speaks of intelligent circuitry and an automatic restart after the bin is drained - I don't think any circuitry is telepathic and whatever provides the information might be stuck or faulty...

Clearly, with the additional circuitry, checking is more complex and specialised than with the average vacuum cleaner and if the instructions have been followed, nothing more can be done without opening the head casing.

Vacuums | Answered on Dec 24, 2020


According to you your machine's resistor burnt out. This resistor is located above the 240 volt capacitor which white base. change the resistor soon. For color code of the resistor you can follow the manual. You can visit also the product website for tech assistance.

Vacuums | Answered on Dec 23, 2020


The Shop-Vac 6060 is a 20 gallon wet/dry vacuum. However, most shop vacuums don't use a bag. They do have a paper filter when you are using them for dry clean up. This site, https://www.appliancefactoryparts.com/vacuumcleaners/shop-vac/6060.html , has the manual and replacement parts. The filter is listed first in the parts section.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Vacuums | Answered on Dec 20, 2020


Ah, a mystery device, we love those :>)

The wiring or connecters are damaged. You need to use a test meter on each length of wand, to check for continuity.

Vacuums | Answered on Dec 19, 2020


where would the air from vacuum go. Air in air out. It is normal

Vacuums | Answered on Dec 16, 2020


If you have mostly hard floors you can't go wrong with a Miele canister vacuum. They have many models out. I would suggest one with a 14" horse hair floor brush. they are german made and last for years. Don't buy a Dyson they are very harsh on hard floors and your carpet.

Vacuums | Answered on Dec 14, 2020


I took the brush out of the motorized attachment, took the 2 screws out, and carefully popped the attachment open. There is a little motor with a belt that runs to the brush and the belt on mine had slipped off the gears. The belt was pretty loose when on the gears so it wasn't surprising it slipped off. I used electrical tape and taped the motor in place to the back of the attachment (the side where the little vent is, without covering it very much) so the belt was a little tighter on the gears. The belt was still not as tight as I would have liked but it seemed to stay in place. I replaced the cover, screws, and brush, then connected the attachment to the powervac and it worked! I used it for a minute or two and it did great. I should have taken pictures but I didn't have my phone on me. It was really easy to fix.

Vacuums | Answered on Dec 13, 2020


All the parts are available. The suppliers will know how easy to replace.

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Vacuums | Answered on Dec 07, 2020

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