How to Clean a Brush Roll

Sometimes, when vacuum cleaners start to lose suction or just aren’t picking up as well it’s because the brush roll has too much hair wrapped around it. It is a good idea to regularly check your vacuum’s brush roll and remove hair as it builds up.

In this video, we show you how to clean almost any brush roll using our amazing technique!

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

Instructions

 

In this video we show two different brush rolls – one from a Kirby vacuum cleaner and the other from a Rainbow. They both have quite a bit of hair wrapped around them and we’ll be using a straight razor to remove it. A hook blade works best, but for this demonstration we’re using a straight one.

 

Remember: never cut toward yourself! Just take your blade and cut the hair away from yourself. It may take a few passes to get all of the hair.

 

When you’ve cut through the hairs you can start grabbing handfuls and pull it from the brushes.

 

For the Kirby brush we’ll demonstrate a new specialty tool, which will be available on our website soon. It was designed to remove hair from brush rolls!

 

To use it, just slide the hook under the hair and slide it along the surface of the brush roll. As you do, the hook will catch the hairs and the blade will cut through them.

 

Same as above – as you cut through clumps of hair you’ll be able to pull it from the brushes and discard.

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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How to Replace the Brush Roll and Belt on a GV Power Head 

If you own a GV powerhead, and need to replace the brush roll or belt, this video is for you!

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Tools

  • Phillips head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

There are 8 screws on the underside of your GV powerhead.

 

Once those screws are removed (and set aside in a safe place), you can turn your powerhead over and remove the top portion.

 

If you want more room to work with you can remove this connector and set the top to the side.

 

Now you can easily access the brush roll and the belt.

 

To remove the brush roll, firmly grab the it and pull upwards.

 

Then slide the belt off of the motor shaft.

 

To replace these parts, insert the new belt over the motor shaft.

 

Then take your new brush roll and insert it into the belt, line up the ends, and pop it into place.

 

You may need to rotate the brush roll by hand a few times to make sure the belt aligns itself properly.

 

Take the top of the powerhead and make sure you reconnect the connector (if you unplugged it.)

 

Place the top portion back on.

 

Flip it over and put the 8 screws back in. Voilà! You replace the brush roll and belt on your GV power head!

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all Prolux products.

 

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GV 8 QT Backpack Vacuum Demo

Introducing the lightweight, powerful, and easy to use GV 8 quart back pack vacuum! It is 20% faster than using a upright or canister and the innovative GV head allows you to vacuum hardwood, tile, low pile and thick carpet. This vacuum is designed to save you time!

 

 

 

The 8 quart GV backpack vacuum is lightweight, easy to use, and powerful!

 

This high quality, affordable vacuum cleaner is only available from GV.

 

It comes with a 2 year motor manufacturer warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee!

 

So how does it compare to other cleaners? In a comparison test against a standard upright vacuum the GV 8 qt. was 54% faster!

 

Features of this great vacuum cleaner include:

 

It attaches to your back for ease of use,

 

The waist strap reduces strain on your shoulders,

 

The all floors head quickly gets under hard to reach places,

 

And this head works on any hard floor as well as carpet!

 

It has 3 stage filtration: HEPA bags, washable cloth bag, and HEPA filter.

 

It comes with everything seen here and a 25 foot extension cord!

 

It only weighs 10 pounds and onboard tools are stored in the belt.

 

It even has an extendable wand for comfort.

 

For a vacuum that is faster, saves time, is easy to use, powerful, and comes with a 2 year factory warranty, the 8 quart GV backpack vacuum is a great choice!

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

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Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

One reason this backpack vacuum is so great is it only weighs 10 pounds! That’s really light for a backpack vacuum.

 

The GV 8 quart vacuum is super easy to put on and comes with a Velcro waist strap, which allows most of the weight to sit at your hips and not your shoulders.

 

You can also easily attach the hose to the right or left side of the vacuum.

 

By removing the HEPA filter and installing the hose here, you can use the vacuum as a leaf blower, to clean keyboards, or to inflate with!

 

Another great feature is that is comes with an extendable wand! You can extend it to the height that if comfortable for you.

 

It goes from carpet to hardwood or tile with ease!

 

Standard attachments include: the crevice tool, upholstery tool, duster tool, three different inflator tools, and the floor tool.

 

Flip the switch on the floor tool to extend the brushes! If you press the other switch the brushes will retract.

 

If you’re looking for a vacuum that’s easy to use, will save you time, and is powerful, then consider the 8 quart backpack vacuum by GV!

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

GV 8 Qt BackPack Vacuum Cleaner Product Commercial Cleaner

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