July 26, 2006 8:40 AM Subscribe
Why won't my Shark HEPA vacuum roller spin on it's own any more?
posted by bilabial to Home & Garden (3 answers total)
The last time this happened we fixed it by getting rid of all the people hair that had twisted around the roller, which was at the time keeping it from spinning. Now, it only spins for a few seconds after I flick it into action. Currently, there is no obstruction, on the roller or the little spinner thing that seems to move the roller. The hose seems to suck just fine now that we've cleared the giant hairball/ plastic bag combo that one of my old roommates left for me to find.
The machine makes no ungodly noises, and I've checked out some other AskMe threads, notably this one
. I have also not done any upkeep for this machine besides banging out the filter with each use (which I know is counterintuitive with my allergies). It's clearly time to order another Shark brand filter from the internet, but I have to wait for a paycheck on that one.
Because we've lived in this apartment with cats for almost 2 months without using the vacuum, I'd like to take care of this.