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Upright Vacuum Cleaner Problems

Upright vacuum cleaners are ones which have the handle and bag attached to the cleaning head. These vacuums usually use a design of a rotating brush-roll or a beater bar which eliminate the dirt through a combination of actions such as vibration and sweeping. There could be two types of upright vacuums namely clean air/fan bypass vacuums and dirty air/direct fan vacuums. The former type is mainly for domestic use whereas the latter type is for commercial use. Listed below are a few common questions that have been answered by the Experts on upright vacuum cleaners.

What could be the cause of a Hoover Deluxe Elite Rewind upright vacuum cleaner to shoot dust out of the back of the vacuum even though the air floor sensor indicates circulated air?

There is probably something which could be blocking the vacuum preventing it to work with full effect. A pen or some other obstacle could be stuck within. If this has occurred it is something which may not be fixed by you alone and may require a service technician to disassemble it to decipher the problem.

How would an individual dismantle a Hoover upright vacuum cleaner to better access the motor?

In these types of vacuum cleaners most of them need to be approached from the underside of the machine. You should find a plate which runs from the front to the back. Look for the screws which will probably be concealed from view. Once you find and remove the screws pull out the plate slowly and carefully to ensure any components held in place are left intact. The motor should be visible once you have removed the plate.

What could an individual do if their Bissell upright vacuum seems to be defective because the motor that connects to the belt does not spin?

First step would be to examine the motor shaft which is closest to the motor using a flashlight. There can be instances where hair or rug fibers can get entangled in the shaft very tightly preventing the motor from turning. This can affect the beater brush assembly too as a lot of hair and fiber can collect behind the brush ends. Use a wrench on either end of the brush so that they spin. If the parts are free from any collection, turn on the vacuum and place your finger on the motor casing to feel it vibrate. If you experience no vibration, the motor could have failed and may need to be replaced.

What could cause a Dyson Animal upright vacuum cleaner to shut down after only running for a few minutes?

The thermal overload detector which prevents overheating could have become defective on your unit causing it to shut down. First, the individual can try cleaning the vacuum thoroughly including the filters, dust container and the cyclone as per the instructions in the manual. Once the individual has cleaned the appliance completely try turning on the machine. If the problem persists, the thermal overload detector may need to be replaced. To access the motor the individual will need to turn the vacuum upside down and remove the four screws. Next, lift the cover at the bottom to reveal the motor. Remove and replace the thermal overload detector attached to the motor.

What could be the reason a Dyson upright vacuum is not producing sufficient suction to pick up dirt though the agitator bar is spinning?

In most cases, the issue could be with the hand held hose. If it is not picking up dust or does not have good suction, it is most likely that the hose is blocked. First try disconnecting the hose from the base. Drop a coin into the hose to locate the blockage. Clear the blockage and reinstall the hose. The vacuum should work now. If you hear a hissing noise or suspect a leak it is not a cause for concern because this is a bypass valve which opens out if there is a blockage. It helps prevent the motor from overheating.

Upright vacuum cleaners differ from the regular vacuums mainly with regard to the placement of the motors. They are located down and are usually bottom heavy appliances. Dismantling is usually easy but reassembling can become a challenge since everything needs to be placed at the correct spot. In doing so, you could dislodge the mess collected inside the machine, unintentionally multiplying your problems. If you are confident to investigate any issues you can attempt to do so with the help of information and solutions provided by the Experts.
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