Question about Bissell 3594 CleanView PowerTrak Bagless Upright Vacuum
I was vacuuming and started to smell burning rubber, so we took the floor brush out to clean it out and we also checked the belt. The belt looked fine and the brush was all cleaned out, but when we put it all back together the brush wouldn't spin. By looking at the parts, we don't understand how it can spin (granted, we aren't vacuum experts). The ends of the brush fit into these grooves and we don't understand how it spins when the ends fit tightly into these grooves. When put all together the vacuum still runs, motor pulley still turns, but the belt doesn't turn, and we still get the burning smell (from the pulley rubbing against the belt). We think the solution must be simple, but we're stumped!
I just fixed mine. It took me all of 10 minutes. Pull the brush out. Stand the brush on end on the edge of your study work bench/table top. while holding the brush vertical( on end) take a small phillips screwdriver and tap using a hammer on the metal pin you see in the middle of the brush. Keep tamping and the whole assembly will come apart. What you will have then is a long metal shaft, 2 bearings(they are acutally skateboard wheel bearings same number same make). Clean the gobbed up hair with a razor blade and then reassemble by tapping back together. The bearing wont be worn out because they are way too tough for a vaccum. We used ride down hills on them! a ten minute fix wow and you wont have to drive to vacuum shop and spend $$ and time
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
I had the identical problem. One side of my end cap/bearing had actually melted together so that it appeared to be one piece and thus making it impossible for the roller brush to turn. Even though I was able to get the end cap and bearing apart using channel locks the parts were too damaged to use so I've ordered a new brush.
Posted on Jun 16, 2011
If you take out the brush roll, holding the ends, make sure that it spins freely, if not, replace it. Belts stretch after a short time of use and need to be replaced often. A slipping belt is what can cause the rubber smell. So you either have a bad brush roll and/or a stretched belt.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
Mine is doing the same thing except the pulley that rolls the belt won't move. Is this something that can be fixed easily? It smokes when on because the pulley doesn't move.
Posted on Jun 29, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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