The beater bar on my Hoover Spirit vacuum cleaner doesn't seem to be
Is there a way to fix this? I looked but at casual inspection I don't see
any obvious obstructions. I believe the vacuum cleaner is 5 years old anyway.
Thanks for any help.
We have a vacuum cleaners parts and service around the corner from my home.
Once I tried to "fix" my cleaner. Now I take it to them and it works like
new every time.
Remove it and pull apart the ends, you should end up with 3 pieces on your
table. Never use oil on these parts, silicone only and sparingly. Good
My vacuum seems to attract hair to the bearings on the beater bar.
Disassemble and check the bearings on each end. I always have to use a razor
blade to cut the hair away (yes it's my hair.... sigh). THe problem is if
it's anything jamming the beater bar (paperclips, pins, hair) the drive belt
usually overheats from friction and melts into the carpet ( not that the
wife ever pinned that on me...)
My first guess is a broken belt. If that's not it, it'll be the bearings on
the ends of the beater. If this is the first problem in 5 years, you're
doing great; but you're due for some maintenence. Do the following:
Take the bottom plate off to get to the drive belt. This should be a simple
job requiring only a screwdriver. If the belt is still okay but 5 years
old, replace it anyway. If the belt is broken and you think you've solved
the problem, take the beater bar out (it should lift straight out) and take
a good look at the ends. There is very likely a bunch of stuff wrapped and
bound up in the end bearings. Clean all of that stuff out. I've had
problems with mine where there had been so much in there for so long that it
was fused into a sort of fuzzy brown bushing. Lastly, cut off all the
thread wrapped around the bar, then put it all back together.
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