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Central vac power head no getting power when switch is operated at the handle
Posted by Anonymous on
Its possible if the head is belt driven that it has clogged with fibres or could even have snapped. Unplug the vac, turn it over and have a look, you may need to remove a cover plate first.
Posted on Oct 24, 2014
SOURCE: bosch buc11700gb
Hiya Gotec..Standard Upright
If your upright vacuum cleaner is not picking up, but sounds ok when the motor is running, then the chances are you have one of the following problems.
1: Belt. The belt which links the motor to the brush roll (or agitator) has broken, or become stretched to the point of ineffectiveness.
The solution is to replace the belt. This is normally a straightforward task.
Turn the machine upside-down. There will be a few screws to undo to remove the cover over the brush roll. Take this off, and remove the old belt (or the remains of it). Don't forget to make sure that the drive spindle from the motor is clean and free of any old belt remains. Fit new belt and replace cover. The belt is Toothed cost in UK £10-15
2: The machine could be blocked.
If this is the case, the only solution is to dismantle it, starting with any removable hose parts, to locate the source of the blockage.
Motors may also fail.
The failure of the motor will often be accompanied by a nasty hot smell, and possibly a loud noise. Motors can be replaced.
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
The switch is very cheap. I have the same vacuum. The solution is to stick a thin peice of cardboard under the slide track for the rod in the handle assembly. You will see the rod when you disassemble the handle for the sweeper. Move the on/off switch on the handle assembly a few times and look at the bottom of the of the assembly to see a thin black rod with cut grooves. This rod activates the on/off switch.
There is a little track that this thin rod of plastic travels along. However over time the the plastic rod begins to recess further into this track. The rod still slides but is now to far away to activate the on/off switch. This isn't very technical but just slide a thin peice of hard paper or cardboard between the rod and the slide track.
Make sure the red on/off switch on the sweeper is set to off. Put the handle back with the switch in the off position. Test the sweeper using the handle a few times before reassembling the screws. This fix may not be permanent according to how you have the paper/cardboard set between the slide track and the rod but it works very nicely.
Hope this helps! : )
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
SOURCE: Beam Central Vac Breaker Pops
Generic problem for all Vacuums
Beam Central Vac Breaker Pops
Posted by tinateggart1 on Jul 17, 2008
The breaker on our beam model 167 central vac popped while in use. Every time I try and restart it, it immediately pops again. What's the problem? Circuit board? Motor? Overheating?
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Chances are it is the relay switch on the inside of the Beam Central Vac, if it was a motor, it would not turn on @ all. If it was a circuit board, it may or may not be turned on, but if it will turn on and then pop your circuit breaker than it probably is the relay switch. Please, check with your local Beam vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or contact the Beam website or cust serv @ the phone number listed below. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
http://www.beamvac.com/usa/ Owner Support
Customer Service 1-800-369-2326 Phone #
Email: [email protected]
Technical Support: [email protected]
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.
Posted on Jul 18, 2008
If the central vacuum tank will not turn OFF even with the switch in the “OFF” position, then the low-voltage wires should be disconnected from the tank. If the tank continues to run and still will not turn off, then most likely the relay inside is defective (but it could be a defective and/or shorted ON/OFF switch). If with the low-voltage wires disconnected the tank is able to then be turned off with the switch, then there is a short in the low-voltage wires or a hose is plugged into an inlet somewhere. ~ TTURAMBAR
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
SOURCE: Central Vac will not turn on.
These problems are nearly exclusively caused by a bad circut board and replacing it is the fix. Bad boards can cause many different effects so its nearly impossible to be sure. The 9v signal wire is not enough to short out an entire unit so it is unlikely the hose. If it is a direct connect system and you are pulling power from the 110 somehow that would cause main unit problems but that is unlikely at best. Sounds like a failed board to me.
Best of Luck
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
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