20 Most Recent Dirt Devil M086700 Vision Bagless Upright Vacuum Questions & Answers

If you mean your brushroll isn't spinning you may need to replace the belt

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jan 27, 2018

sparked and smoked and you are not a qualified repair person and the owners manual will make no reference to how to fix
you have 2 options
repair shop
junk it

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

If it is completely clean, no strain on the motor, no clog, check the fan on the motor - Intact? ... or is the center pulled out of the fan?

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Apr 27, 2014

hi krueger, sorry for the problems but hers an idea how about turning on the vacuum and put your hand under the part where it sucks uo the dirt off the floor and i guessing you would have a little suction, since the brushes are not moving its going to not pick up as well as it should my guess is that the belts need to be replaced even if one is moving, i would change both belt to be sure and also are you smelling a burning smell if so then that would prove fact to needing new belts, hope this helps, Jamie

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Dec 14, 2012

Do you know how to get the height adjustment knob to release the wheel height? Its stuck on high carpet? The knob moves but doesn't change the position?? Identical Vacuum.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Sep 01, 2011

Hi, no im afraid its not that easy, the problem is with the wire that goes into the vac from the mains, now you see where the mains lead goes through in the back of the vac well what happens is when you vacing and moving the vac around this part wears and causes a short or loss of connection, now it usually happens when your using it then the free cable runs out and it pulls on the vac when you try goign further than the wire reaches, so the problem you are having is with the connection between the wire and the on/off switch, this is a very common fault with all vacs of this type.

to fix it your going to need to remove the cylinder and see if their is an access panel on the front of the vac behind the cylinder you take off to empty.

how ever if you have no electrical skills then its not safe for me to tell you how to do this repair, if you get it wrong you could do harm to anyone who uses the vac ok so be warned i have told you this ok.

the work involves removing the panel the other side of the switch then you need to undo the wires going to the switch you then need to pull the mains wire out of the vac so its no longer connected then cut it back 3 or 4 inches so as the part that is faulty has gone then you need to fit it all back together the right way round and make sure their is no bare wire showing and that it is all secure and then it should work.

but before you do all that check the fuse in the plug first as if its got hot this fuse may have blown so i would check that first before you decide what to do next ok.

it wont cost much to pay someone to do this as it wont require any parts, if you could take it to a reapir shop yourself then that will be even cheaper as you wont be paying a call out fee, also check if you have any warranty left on it as this fault wil be covered

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

please can you rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Apr 19, 2011

The DD web site is http://www.dirtdevil.com/
The manual for your vacuum is at the below site. This is the latest revision.


Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011

blockage in the hose sounds like the culprit remove the hose and inspect, push a broom stick through it while off and push a open coat hanger through the canal where the hose connects, if not the filter must be blocked

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011

on the bottom of the vacume you should see about 4 screws ( philips ) that hold the plate in place, remove the screws and plate and this will expose the motor shaft,belt and roller ( you should also see the broken belt there two ) -- pop out the roller ( pull straight up ). put new belt onto the motorspindle and then onto the roller, snap roller back into place ( note: on the edges of the roller it is somewhat keyed to only fit into the vacume a certain way ), replace the the plate and screws and you are good to go. also while you are getting dirty -- clean the air filter and examine the hose between the floor roller and the suction hose for dirt build up and debris.


Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011

Does the belt spin when you turn the vacuum on? There is likely hair wrapped around a brush or roller, or dirt clogged up inside the nozzle somewhere.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jun 05, 2010

Yes, with this vacuum the belt being broken will cause a loss of suction.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on May 18, 2010

my printer will not fax it says modem no exheistence?
what does that mean and how can i get into fax settings

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jan 03, 2010

change filters ......01179512835

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009

Most likely the power switch is bad or the wire near the plug is broken. Sounds like a job for a repairman or just take the switch out of line all together and just plug it in to turn it on yourself, or lastly just break down and get a new vaccuum..

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Sep 24, 2009

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