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does the unit have a belt?

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jul 14, 2019

i think your talking about the motor spindel,,(the little metal bit?) if the motor is that hot its going to burn out soon, check that the brush is free to turn if its tight free it off its full of grit or fluff also check that the motor turns freely

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jul 14, 2019

Plastic to plastic wears fast. I have repaired this problem by inserting small wooden dowels between the splits in the axles.( I have one of these machines in my home) Lubricate the axles with a non-petroleum grease afterward. I use Superlube available in most auto parts stores.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jul 14, 2019

Sure, take the machine apart. Cut off the bad part of wire. Strip insulation to same as what's inside. Remove old original & wire in the new.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jul 01, 2019

I know of no "resart button"

Dirt Devil... | Answered on May 07, 2019

The reset button (switch) is defective or could be a thermal circuit breaker that has opened

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Apr 30, 2019

One of two conditions: The Charger is not functioning or Battery has become a dud.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Apr 11, 2019


Dirt Devil... | Answered on Apr 06, 2019

It sounds like there is a clog in the hose itself if you have no suction from the end. If it is bagless remove the canister from the machine or if it is a bagged machine remove the bag. If you have a shop vac attach the hose from the shop vac to the end of the hose of the dirt devil and try to suck the obstruction out that way. Sometimes it is possible to remove the clog this way. You can tell if you have suction from the debris port to the bag or the canister. If not you may need to use a snake or coat hanger to pull the clog through.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Mar 15, 2019

Hi Kathy,

Click this you tube tutorial to see how they open the vacuum with the same model that you are looking for.


Dirt Devil... | Answered on Mar 12, 2019

Yes, but Instead of the dirt and gunk getting trapped in your filters it will get sucked into your motor which will quickly ruin it.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Feb 24, 2019

If you know some one with compressed air blow out all dirt particles best as possible then get a 3 in 1 oil or sewing machine oil drip along the motor shaft and turn by hand you will be able to free the difference once lubricated it should only take a few drops per side . let set for awhile and repeat . then put her together and see if motor speed returns to normal . also check turbine wheel for slipping on shaft.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019

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