Tips & Advice
What is the most common vacuum cleaner problem?
The most common vacuum cleaner problem is lack of suction. Other frequent problems include a burning smell (usually a problem with the brush roll or the belt connecting it to the motor), excessive noise, unusual vibrations when starting, and the always-popular brush roll not rolling. Most of these are easy fixes and can be as simple as switching out the bag.
How often does a vacuum bag need to be changed?
It’s time to replace the vacuum bag is when the vacuum’s performance is dropping. A full bag reduces a vacuum's ability to remove more dirt and debris--because there is nowhere to store it anymore. You might also notice less suction and more debris coming out of the vacuum.
What are the benefits of bagless vacuums?
The biggest benefit of bagless vacuums is not buying replacement bags (you just saved money!)But they tend to have more filters (HEPA filters) that need to be periodically removed and cleaned, so there’s more maintenance.
Why do vacuum cleaners lose suction?
The most frequent causes of loss of suction in a vacuum cleaner is filter blockage and a clogged hose. These are usually easy fixes you can do yourself. If the motor has failed, however, that is a much larger problem that will require a technician or a new vacuum.
Where can vacuum cleaner replacement owner manuals be found?
If a customer cannot find or does not have the owner's manual for his or her vacuum cleaner, it can usually be found online on the manufacturer's website.
What is a ducted vacuum cleaner?
Ducted vacuum cleaners, also called central vacuum systems, are appliances installed into the building itself. Users can plug in the hose and begin cleaning right away; no outlets or cords are needed.
How often should vacuum filters be changed?
Bagless vacuums should have filters replaced every three months.
Do vacuum repair shops provide loaners?
Many vacuum repair shops offer free loaners to customers.
Where is the best place to have a vacuum cleaner repaired?
Big-box stores that sell vacuum cleaners usually offer vacuum repair services. Vacuum repair shops are also a good resource, but might have shorter hours. but . Manufacturers might also offer repair services for vacuum cleaners they produce.
What is the main cause of a vacuum losing suction?
- A full or damaged bag
- Dirty filters
- Clogs in the hose, body, or brush
- Holes or cracks in the hose
- A brush that doesn't spin
- A dying motor