Thread Number: 38504  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
Electrolux Sidekick Brush Roller
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Post# 409550   5/17/2019 at 21:54 (324 days old) by vacuumman (California)        

I was recently using an Electrolux Sidekick attachment, when I noticed a squealing sound coming from the brush roller. I cleaned any noticeable hair and debris off of the roller, but when I re-assembled everything, the sound was still present. When the roller is detached, the Sidekickís motor is perfectly quiet. I looked at the rollerís endcaps, but they appear to be pinned on. Is there any way for me to repair this attachment without having to buy a new brush roller?

Post# 409554 , Reply# 1   5/17/2019 at 23:10 (324 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Is there a belt and a motor in this attachment. If it has a motor that vibrating could put tension on the belt.
If it is belt driven I'd say replace the belt. If it has neither I'd suggest put together wrong or a piece is broke or missing.

Post# 409555 , Reply# 2   5/17/2019 at 23:17 (324 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Both sidekicks I looked up are elecric and belt driven.
If you take it apart take off bottom half of attachment. You should see motor belt and brush roll. I'm betting the motor vibrates and belt squeals.
Wear rubber gloves and be dry when doing next test. Hold motor in place by hand and turn on vacuum. This will stabilize the Motor and belt won't make noice. You have to place motor in and correctly and it won't vibrate as much fixing issue.

Post# 409559 , Reply# 3   5/18/2019 at 09:54 (324 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Common and easy fix in most cases.Remove brush,gently tap axle at end with small punch or nail till plastic cap comes off,pull axle out,clean strings/debris/etc,lightly lubricate,push cap on with both ends in same position to go in slots of housing.Should be no problem with motor/belt,reassemble.

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