How to clean the beater bar on your vacuum
The beater bar is a rotary brush that helps loosen debris, hair, and pet fur from carpets and upholstery so it can be removed more easily by your vacuum. Hair, small threads, and pet fur can accumulate on this bristly brush, and it’s important to keep it clean as possible to allow it to spin freely and clean properly.
On BLACK+DECKER® vacuums, you can completely remove the brush for thorough cleaning. Simply push the release button, and the brush unit will pop out from its locked position so you can remove it from the floor head. Removing the end pieces from the bar will make cleaning even easier.
Cleaning the brush can typically be accomplished using just your fingers, and you can use ordinary scissors to cut any stubborn thread caught between the bristles. Once you’ve removed all the debris, replace the end pieces, put the beater bar back in the floor head, and you’re ready to vacuum.