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he cord light just indicates that the machine is plugged in and has power. In other words, you did great!

Electrolux... | Answered 5 hours ago

easy fix, unplug the machine sit in front of it. put your thumb on the on/off button and push down and slip your thumb off of it as fast as you can so it pops real loud. Do this ten times and then plug back in and see if it works. ( this came from talking with Dyson people) Hope it works for you. They said this will reset the machine. also acts as a warning that your filters most likely need cleaned.

Dyson DC17... | Answered Yesterday

We love mystery appliances!

The fill / float ball is stuck at the top because your didn't clean it properly the last time you used it :>)

Vacuums | Answered on May 20, 2020

There is a ball valve between the wand hose and the base hose. It can get stuck in the "base" mode, which won't then redirect suction to the wand hose. There is a spring under the cup that the open end of the hose rests in. When you release the wand from the holster with the one-touch quick release, that spring pushes the cup up and turns the ball valve to the wand setting.
  1. Unplug the vacuum.
  2. Using the one-touch quick release, remove the wand from the holster.
  3. Verify that the wand "cup" is indeed in the higher position. Do this by pushing on the bottom of the cup with your finger. It should easily depress.
  4. Remove the wand hose from the main unit using the quick disconnect feature. Put your fingers into the hole and feel to the right. You will feel the closed valve, verifying that it is stuck in "base" mode.
  5. Using a screw driver, insert the tip at the TOP of this valve and gently pry it downward. This shouldn't take much force.
  6. Reassemble the hose wand using the quick connect feature and reholster the wand.
  7. Plug in the unit and verify that the base unit has suction.
  8. Remove the wand from the holster and verify IT has suction.

Electrolux... | Answered on May 20, 2020

Hello Sheila

Pull the trigger and tape it. Put it in the sink or leave outside until the pressure comes down. Then tip it upside down, put the head unit between your knees wrapped in a towel, put rubber gloves on for grip and turn the base with your hands. You will get more leverage from the base.

Or ask a neighbour.

Vacuums | Answered on May 19, 2020

If you email me I will scan the manual, and email it to you.
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Vacuums | Answered on May 19, 2020

Vacuums | Answered on May 17, 2020

There are dozens of models of Kirby vacuum cleaners.


make model replacement parts

Look for a return spring at the base of the handle

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on May 16, 2020

With portable tools, domestic appliances, etc. the power cord is the first thing to suspect as internal breaks in the conductors are not unusual (usually occurring close to one end or the other).

The next thing to suspect is the switch...

Hoover Vacuums | Answered on May 16, 2020

This could be because the power voltage is either too low or high. Check voltage compatibility... Or because there is a blockage.

Vacuums | Answered on May 15, 2020

To generate strong suction, the motor has to turn at a good speed.If its a bag vacuum change bag with new one when a great deal of debris builds up in the vacuum bag, the air faces greater resistance on its way out.

Vacuums | Answered on May 14, 2020

Lack of power, a bad power cord, failed drive motor or broken wires in the vacuum hose can prevent the vacuum cleaner from starting. Make sure the electrical outlet that you're using for the vacuum cleaner works. Try using a different outlet if you suspect that the outlet you're using is dead.

Eureka Vacuums | Answered on May 11, 2020

To turn the brushbar OFF for bare or delicate flooring, rugs, and carpets, put the machine in the cleaning position, and press the red button. Press it again to restart brushbar. tip Ensure the stabilizer clicks into place before vacuuming.

Vacuums | Answered on May 11, 2020

Hard copies of manuals are a thing of the past!
In these times of reducing waste you need to look on the manufacturers website for manuals or a CD that might have come with the product.

Vax Vacuums | Answered on May 10, 2020

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