Brush bar wont turn, Bissell smells like burning rubber
I cleaned out all of my hoses and THOUGHT I reassembled everything correctly in my Bissell Clearview.....now when I turn it on, the brush bar won't turn. I believe I have re connceted the rubber belt correctly, but I can see at the rear (small loop) where it has play on the metal spin rod. Am I missing a piece?
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Re: Brush bar wont turn, Bissell smells like burning...
The belt just goes from the motor shaft to the brush roll. Do the ends of the brush trun freely, or is one of them froze up, if so replace the brush roll. If it is ok, try to turn the brush roll by hand, maybe the belt got pinched and won't move.
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Check the sole plate where the beater bar is. You may have to remove the roller brush flap to get into the roller brush and then check the main dust channel beside it. Usually if there's no suction on the hose it means that:
1) The hose is blocked
2) The filters are needing cleaned / washed and dried for 24 hours or see my tips!
3) There is dust clogging after the beater bar/roller brush.
Hi - here are a few tips!
If the filters are washable they have to be dried completely before putting back into the machine, otherwise you're damaging your vacuum by putting in damp filters which won't do much but put back the stale smell into the home. Generally washing filters should be done with a little washing up liquid, washed out, rinsed, drip dry and dried over 24 hours to room temperature naturally (not on a radiator or heater).
Faster drying should employ the use of a low temperature tumble dryer with the filters placed in a pillow case with a towel added to prevent banging off the sides of the electric dryer when in operation.
Also, whilst the filters are drying take off the main hose of the Clearview and wash it out with washing powder with the hose laid in the bath. Alternatively put wet wipes or cleaning wet wipes down the hose with a stick to get out all matter of dirt - clearview hoses are the worst for stinking especially if you have pets. That should improve the general way of your vacuum and giving it a more neutral smell. Also when everything is dried out inclduing the hose, sprinkle some bicarbonate of soda around so that the vacuum picks it up and neutralises previous odours that the vacuum had from the beater bar/floor head.
If you are looking straight onto the vacuum it goes on the right side around a small metal bar and then around the brush. Make sure that when you push the brush up that both caps are twisted in the correct position so it will slide easily into the grooves.