Question about Bissell 1697-7 Powersteamer Pro Deluxe Vacuum
I JUST BOUGHT THIS YESTERDAY. THE BRUSHES WILL NOT TURN AND IT MAKES A CLATTER NOISE AND THE WHOLE FRONT JUMPS. WHEN I TRIED TO FIND BELTS I CAN ONLY FIND ONE. THIS IS A REMANUFACTURED STEAMER I BOUGHT AT VALUE CITY DEPARTMENT STORE.
My brushes do not turn on my 1697-7 powersteamer pro deluxe what do i do
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
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POSSIBLE CAUSES: 1) Sometimes there is a piece of debris in the fan case. (Not likely, but possible) Take the power head, handle and cloth bag off of the Kirby, pick it up and turn it with the fan toward the floor and shake it to see if something falls out.
If there's nothing in there and it still makes the noise, you most likely need to replace the fan/impeller as it is probably cracked or broken. You can sometimes see fan damage by removing the power head, looking into the hole in the front of the Kirby and slowly rotating the fan by using the shaft in front. The damage can't always be seen that way, but if you can't see it, you'll need to take the fan case off so that the whole fan is visible to make sure. I have written complete instructions that should lead you through the whole repair.If neither of these things are found to be the case, check the carbon brushes. I don't have a guide written for this yet, but my switch repair guide (link below) will help you break down the Kirby to get to them. Unscrew both brushes, take them out and look at them. The remaining length of brush will pop out of the holder and if they are shorter than 1/2 inch long, I recommend replacement. (they are not expensive)
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You either need A new clutch or clutch belts need replacing.
Its a lot to describe so try this it has manuals on how to do the job.
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