Common Problems With Vacuum Cleaners

16 June 2015
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Vacuum cleaners are very interesting machines. Vacuum cleaners often will suck up something that they shouldn't that can cause problems with the machine. There are many common problems with vacuum machines that can cause the vacuum cleaner to lose suction, overheat, or not turn at all. Many of these problems can be easily fixed by yourself. Some of the other problems that you encounter may need to be fixed by a professional vacuum cleaner repair person. It just depends on what the problem is.

Common Problems You can fix yourself

1. Dirty Air Filter. When the air filter in a vacuum cleaner is dirty, it will prevent the vacuum from sucking. When this happens you will need to either clean or replace the filter. Every vacuum is different, and the filter could be in a different place. By referring to the owner's manual, you should be able to easily find the filter. Once you have found it, you can remove it, wash it, if allowed, and then replace it. If you are not allowed to wash the filter, you may need to buy a new one.

2. Brushes, Rollers and Hoses. Sometimes the brushes and rollers at the bottom of the vacuum cleaner can become clogged with hair, string, and other debris that can become lodged. This prevents the brush from rotating and will make the vacuum cleaner less effective. The hoses can also become clogged with debris. You should be able to remove the majority of the hair, string and debris from the brushes and hoses with ease. Sometimes a knife or scissors can assist in removing the hair that is wound around the brushes at the bottom of the vacuum.

Problems that Need Professional Assistance

1. Power Supply. As you vacuum and pull on the vacuum cord, sometimes the power cord can become disconnected from the vacuum. This is often better left to a professional to fix. They will be able to reattach the cord to the vacuum and make sure that it is done safely.

2. Overheating. There are times when a vacuum is overused and can begin to overheat. When this occurs the motor may need to be fixed or replaced. This can be a daunting task if you have never done it before. A professional will be able to easily replace the motor so the vacuum works perfectly again.

For more information, contact a business such as Everett Vacuum LLC.