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How to Repair a Vacuum Cleaner: Solutions for 3 Most Common Problems

Vacuum cleaner is a very essential object for your everyday residential purpose. It certainly reduces your house cleaning chores conspicuously. However, after using it for a while, you can start facing a few common problems with your vacuum. This might not be something major yet it could leave you frustrated.

Here Are The 3 Most Common Problems And Tips On How To Repair It:

Vacuum Suction Problems

If you notice that your vacuum is not drawing up enough dirt. It is likely that the air filter or the exhaust filter has become congested. As a result, the air is not being able to travel through the vacuum cleaner properly. Therefore, it is unable to sustain a strong suction.

Clogged Hosepipe

Take out the hose and check to see if it is blocked using the following steps:

  • Take out the hosepipe and light a flashlight from one end and notice if it shines on the other end.
  • If it does not, then you can be certain that the tube is obstructed with dirt or debris.
  • Try and remove the dirt from the pipe. If it is not possible replace it with a new one.

Overfilled Bag

  • You should also check the vacuum bag to see if it is full.
  • If the bag is filled the vacuum will not be able to draw enough dirt from the ground.
  • Therefore, empty the bag and replace it with a new one.

Motor Spinning Problem

If you are worried that the motor is not spinning and needs repairing:

  • Check to see if the motor is running after it is turned on.
  • Replace the motor if it is not spinning.
  • If the motor is working but making weird noises, check if the blower wheel is moving without any obstruction.

Sometimes the motor does not spin because the switch is malfunctioning.

  • To determine that, use a multi meter to test it.
  • If the on-off switch does not work, replace it.

Brushroll Problem

After using your vacuum cleaner for sometimes, you might notice that the brushroll is not working properly:

  • Inspect if the belt is over stretched or displaced if so then replace it now.
  • Sometimes the brush roll of the vacuum gets stuck with a lot of hair and debris that causes too much strain on the belt.
  • Take the brush out and clean the hair, string or debris out of the roll and recheck if the brush is spinning.
  • If it does not spin, replace it with a new one.

I hope that these vacuum cleaner repairing tips helps ease your residential cleaning purposes.