Often the main reason behind a troublesome vacuum cleaner is a jammed vacuum cleaner. This crucial moving part jams because of the accumulation of dust or debris. Sometimes that accumulation is severe enough to cause the brush to get completely broken.
What Causes Miele Brush Not Spinning?
The brush roll sits beneath the front part of the vacuum. As the name suggests, it rolls while it gets power and thus traps debris. Most of the dust and debris usually get unclogged from the brush assembly.
If the vacuum cleaner is used on carpets or such surfaces, its performance will plummet over time. A fair amount of hair, far or such sticky objects get stuck into the brush and causes this phenomenon. Eventually, the performance will drop significantly and it will stop picking up debris.
Condition of the Brush
Another reason behind this mess is the condition of the brush. If the bristles of the brush are not stiff enough, they won’t pick up dust effectively. In this case, the brush will roll but the performance will be significantly lower. This will eventually lead the vacuum cleaner to stop working.
A perfectly maintained brush roll or even a newer one may not work. This happens when the belt that connects the brush roll with the motor shaft gets disconnected. If this happens, the motor will roll properly but the seemingly alright brush won’t move with it.
Issues With the Motor
All of these conditions are listed keeping in mind that the motor of the vacuum cleaner is working properly. However, this may not the case always. If the vacuum cleaner is not drawing any power from the socket after you turned it on, then it’s obvious that the motor is not getting its required power.
If the vacuum cleaner is turned on, the motor still may not run. In this case, you can hear a slight humming sound from the cleaner. It signifies that the motor is trying to spin, but it can’t due to lack of power or an eminent blockage.
How to Fix Miele Brush Not Spinning?
As you’ve seen so far that the brush may not spin because of some specific problems. These problems may occur individually or simultaneously. Though you may not need to be an expert in solving this problem, it needs some basic concepts, to begin with.
Miele vacuums come in considerable variations. So, the process of removing the brush may vary. But before doing anything, make sure that your vacuum cleaner is disconnected from the socket. Then open the screws with a screwdriver to uncover the brush housing. Those screws may be disconnected with a coin or kitchen knife.
Removing the Clogged Debris
Among the collected debris, there will be mostly hair or far. These materials tend to clog spirally into the brush body. So, if you are planning to pull these to unclog, it may not work. Moreover, there’s a significant chance that the brush bristles get clogged.
Sometimes, there’s a huge amount of hair or fur on the brush that the brush can hardly be seen. In this case, get a scissor and cut that hair along with the bristles’ positioning. Make sure to slowly follow the bristling line as the scissor may cut through the bristles.
Once the brush is cleaned, you can reset it into the potion. But don’t do that before you have cleaned the brush slotting. Peak up a soft cloth or any unused brush to clean up that area. Then put the brush back.
Inspecting and Changing the Brush
If you encounter any performance drop of the cleaner, it’s better to inspect the brush. For this, you need to unmount the brush from its casing and then touch it with bare hands. If the bristle is felt sharp, then they are okay. But after using them for a certain period, they wore out and you need to replace them.
Restoring the Belt Connection
A loose or completely disconnected belt doesn’t let the brush spin. If you have checked the brush and found no fault, check the belt connection. Closely inspect for any damage or wear ‘n tear on the belt. If found, you have to replace the belt. Like the brush, the belt has to be changed after a certain time of use.
Q: Do I need to put on gloves while cleaning?
Ans: As the hair and dust are sticky and allergenic, it’s better to put on a pair of gloves and a mask if necessary. Besides, don’t forget to put a cloth underneath the cleaner during this maintenance.
There might be many reasons if your Miele Power Brush stops working. You have to find out the reasons behind the malfunctioning of the Miele power brush and fix it.
Cleaning up the brush assembly of the vacuum cleaner is not difficult at all. Yet, it may get messy if you don’t follow the steps properly. It’s better to plug the cleaner and give it a gentle test run after doing this servicing.