Fixing A Few Critical Vacuum Cleaner Issues

fixing vacuum problems

Vacuum cleaners have grown in popularity tremendously over the last couple of decades. The fact it can be used to clean up dust, hair, debris and other tiny dirt particles from carpets and wooden floors makes it an obvious choice for your cleaning needs. However, occasionally your vacuum may malfunction and it is important to fix the problem to ensure maximum output and efficiency from the machine. A quick way to restore the suction power is to empty the vacuum’s bag or canister. However, to make sure the problem does not return it is vital to thoroughly clean each part of your vacuum cleaner. Screw driver, Water, 1/2 cup white vinegar, Soap, Bucket, Sponge, Towels, Toothbrush, Scissors or seam rippers, Baking soda, Essential oils, Shop vac or hand vac are the tools you will need to perform the task of eliminating vacuum cleaner odor. Here are a few other things you can do.

Identify the cause of malfunctioning

Before doing anything else, you will need to identify the cause of your vacuum malfunctioning. Check the power cable, power motor and beater brush to make sure everything is perfectly. Next, use warm and soapy water to clean the exterior of your vacuum cleaner. It is recommended to use a tooth brush to scrub the crannies and nooks. Place the machine on the floor upside down to have access to the brushing mechanism. Straighten a clothing hanger, scissors or using tooth brush to remove any hair clogs. Take your time when removing all unwanted objects, dirt material or clogs from the brushing system.

Replacing belt

Broken belt is another reason your vacuum cleaner is not responding. Consider replacing the worn or broken belt by removing the plastic plate using a screw driver. Filter bag should be emptied every once in a while if you are using an upright or vertical vacuum. Remember that the filter bag should be emptied as soon as it is halfway full. Place in a new bag according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Cleaning exterior

As discussed before, you should clean the exterior of your vacuum cleaner carefully. This can be done by mixing one cup of warm water with one cup of vinegar. Use a damp cloth and the vinegar mixture to wipe down the entire exterior of vacuum. Use a toothbrush dipped in mixture to access areas that cannot be reached manually. Remove any obstructions to ensure maximum suction power.

Replacing filter bag

Use the same water and vinegar mixture to remove any hose attachments. It is recommended to wait for at least 15 minutes before reattaching. Dip a cotton ball in essential oils or chemical. Put the cotton ball inside the new filter bag. Reassemble your cleaning and sprinkle some caustic soda over areas of rug or carpet you intend to clean.

Tips and Recommendations:

Remember that your vacuum cleaner should be cleaned at least twice every year for best results. Pick up large clogs of hair, dust or dirt manually so they do not clog up inside your vacuum. To avoid bacteria growth inside your vacuum cleaner bag, always

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