Model #EC-12TWT4 SHARP Vacuum, Upright

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Q:

on/off switch stuck EC-12TWT4 Sharp Vacuum cleaner

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I was not able to locate step by step instructions but it appears you should be able to remove the panel to access the On/Off switch. You might be able to pry the switch up and out also using a couple of small flat tip pocket screw drivers. The switch is usually just a rocker switch which has tab on each side to press inwards to release the switch from where it's mounted on the body. Be sure and disconnect the power cord before servicing.

If you can't access the switch by removing the control panel, then you will likel have to remove the screw on the back of the handle located below the bottom power cord storage hook.

Below is the only steps I could find for removing the control panel.

  1. Remove the dust cover.
  2. Remove the handle from the main body.
  3. Remove the four (4) screws at the holding the panel to the main body.
After removing the cover you should be able to access the On/Off switch.

I hope this is helpful. If you do not feel confident in removing and replacing the switch, I recommend taking the vacuum in for service.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 20, 2014
A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I was not able to locate step by step instructions but it appears you should be able to remove the panel to access the On/Off switch. You might be able to pry the switch up and out also using a couple of small flat tip pocket screw drivers. The switch is usually just a rocker switch which has tab on each side to press inwards to release the switch from where it's mounted on the body. Be sure and disconnect the power cord before servicing.

If you can't access the switch by removing the control panel, then you will likely have to remove the screw on the back of the handle located below the bottom power cord storage hook.

Below is the only steps I could find for removing the control panel.

  1. Remove the dust cover.
  2. Remove the handle from the main body.
  3. Remove the four (4) screws at the holding the panel to the main body.
After removing the cover you should be able to access the On/Off switch.

I hope this is helpful. If you do not feel confident in removing and replacing the switch, I recommend taking the vacuum in for service.

Read More
Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 20, 2014
A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I was not able to locate step by step instructions but it appears you should be able to remove the panel to access the On/Off switch. You might be able to pry the switch up and out also using a couple of small flat tip pocket screw drivers. The switch is usually just a rocker switch which has tab on each side to press inwards to release the switch from where it's mounted on the body. Be sure and disconnect the power cord before servicing.

If you can't access the switch by removing the control panel, then you will likely have to remove the screw on the back of the handle located below the bottom power cord storage hook.

Below is the only steps I could find for removing the control panel.

  1. Remove the dust cover.
  2. Remove the handle from the main body.
  3. Remove the four (4) screws at the holding the panel to the main body.
After removing the cover you should be able to access the On/Off switch.

I hope this is helpful. If you do not feel confident in removing and replacing the switch, I recommend taking the vacuum in for service.

Read More
Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 20, 2014
A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I was not able to locate step by step instructions but it appears you should be able to remove the panel to access the On/Off switch. You might be able to pry the switch up and out also using a couple of small flat tip pocket screw drivers. The switch is usually just a rocker switch which has tab on each side to press inwards to release the switch from where it's mounted on the body. Be sure and disconnect the power cord before servicing.

If you can't access the switch by removing the control panel, then you will likely have to remove the screw on the back of the handle located below the bottom power cord storage hook.

Below is the only steps I could find for removing the control panel.

  1. Remove the dust cover.
  2. Remove the handle from the main body.
  3. Remove the four (4) screws at the holding the panel to the main body.
After removing the cover you should be able to access the On/Off switch.

I hope this is helpful. If you do not feel confident in removing and replacing the switch, I recommend taking the vacuum in for service.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 20, 2014
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Q:

Missing Pulley cover??? EC-12TWT4 Sharp Vacuum cleaner

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com. I am sorry to hear about the belts breaking so soon after installing them on the model, I know how frustrating that would be.

You're exactly right, your model EC-12TWT4 would have a different set-up and wouldn't use the pulley cover shown in the parts diagram. The pulley cover would be used for models EC-14TWT6/14TAT6, which would be different styles, which is why the agitators are also different.

It's hard to say for sure why the belt is breaking prematurely, but typically it has to do with the brush roller or agitator itself. Sometimes they can bind up and not want to spin freely, when this occurs the belt will begin to heat up until it snaps. That would be the most logical reason.

If you had the repair done a few months ago, I would recommend calling the repair technician/shop back and inquire why the belt is breaking prematurely after the repair. They may have forgotton to re-insert one of the washers on the agitator/brush roller preventing it from freely spinning.

If you have any further questions or inquiries, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com.  

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
October 19, 2013
Q:

How do I replace my vacum belt model number Sharp EC-12TWT4

A:

I understand that you need to replace the belt on your vacuum. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I was able to locate a similar question to yours. I attached the link below for you to view while you are waiting on your response from an expert. I hope the link that I provided gets you one step closer to repairing your vacuum. Have a great day.

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Alina F. -
July 09, 2011
A:

The images below will show how to access and change the belt.

Remember to unplug the unit first.

You can reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
July 11, 2011
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