Do You Need Vacuum Repair? Make Sure That You Get It Done Right!

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The vacuum cleaner is one of the hardest working appliances in your home. When it stops working, you need to get it fixed promptly. You want to make sure you're doing it right, and here are some of the best tips on vacuum repair from the experts. Use them to get your vacuum cleaner running again in no time at all!

How To Know Your Vacuum Cleaner Needs Repair

Many people think the best thing to do when a vacuum cleaner stops working is buying a new one. This is possibly the worst thing you can do when you have been satisfied with its past performance. That vacuum cleaner may simply need some adjustments or parts replaced to get it back in top working order. Throwing it away creates cost and waste that you can easily avoid.

Instead, look for these common issues in your vacuum cleaner you can take care of yourself. If you can’t resolve the issues(s) after trying them, give us a call for assistance.


    Suction loss is possibly the most common problem vacuum cleaners experience. You're trying to clean your carpets when the cleaner just isn't sucking up dirt and debris like it used to. Sometimes, all you need to do is check the bag to see if it’s overfilled or the wall receptacle to see if the plug is only partially plugged in. The third common cause is a clogged roller brush. Try this easy fix when your vacuum won’t suck.


    Several things cause a burning smell, such as a motor part is that broken or worn out, the motor is running too hot, you suck up a burning cigarette, or the rubber belt has snapped. The belt helps turn the brush roller that helps guide dirt and debris into the vacuum. When it breaks, you don’t any more suction and it smells burned. A belt can be easily ordered online and you can install it yourself. Catching the fringes of a rug or another object in the roller brush can cause the odor. A broken roller brush can also be the culprit because the vacuum is trying to run but is jammed.

    Regular Vacuum Inspection Will Save You from Frustration

    A roller brush that won’t turn is typically caused by either a clog or the brush is broken. Many types of objects are left on carpets, especially if you have children and/or pets in the house. They leave food, string, small toys, coins, keys, hair, and other things that can cause an immediate jam. Sometimes the roller becomes covered slowly over time with hair or string and will eventually jam up. The friction against the hair may create heat that produces a burning smell. Cleaning it will generally resolve the issue.


    Sometimes the machine will shut off when you're trying to use it, or it may not turn on at all. First, make sure your appliance is getting power by checking the cord in the outlet. Many of us have caught it on something and pulled it out.

    If you plug it in and it still won’t start, plug something else in the same outlet to check for power. If it won’t work, your circuit breaker may have tripped or you have a loose wire connection to the wall outlet

    Next, plug the vacuum cord into an outlet you know is working correctly. If you vacuum still won’t start, it’s most likely due to the motor overheating. In this case, it may just be that you need to leave it for 20-30 minutes to cool down before you use it again. Most modern vacuums have shut off features that won't allow the machine to work when it's too hot.

“To avoid most issues with your vacuum cleaner, regular inspections and maintenance is the key.”

Troubleshooting Can Detect These Additional Problems

Changing a Vacuum Cleaner Bag is Part of Vacuum Maintenance

There are two other issues you may need to correct: the vacuum is unusually noisy and vibrates and it cannot be easily pushed or pulled across the floors. Dirt may enter the motor area in older vacuums that cause blockages that result in broken fans. Another common noise is a damaged or worn brush roller bearing. In extreme cases, the brush no longer attaches correctly to the vacuum body and causes vibrations and noises.

Cracked and broken wheels create movement problems like shopping carts with bad wheels. Check for this issue and check for something that is stuck on one or more wheels like candy or a lollipop. Dirt or debris may have accumulated on a wheel or the base plate (underside) of your vacuum. In this case, clean the affected area(s) and you should be OK. If the wheel is beyond help, replace it. Learn more about troubleshooting your vacuum in this informative blog.

Maintaining Your Vacuum Cleaner

To avoid most issues with your vacuum cleaner, regular inspections and maintenance is the key. If you take care of the vacuum cleaner, it'll last for years to come.

To maintain your vacuum, check the bag and filter regularly and clean or replace them as needed. You'll be amazed at how much dirt and dust can get trapped in them. You'll also need to clear any clogs in the pipes or hoses. Carefully using a broom handle or straightened coat hanger, push the clogs out through the opening in the pipe. Finally, replace the belts when they start to wear out. You'll be able to find a wide range of household vacuum cleaner parts for sale online for current and discontinued models.

We hope these tips will help you keep your vacuum cleaner running, and deal with any issues you may come across while you're using it. Take good care of your vacuum cleaner for optimal performance, and it will last you a long time. Check out these tips for repair and maintenance services for central vacuums.

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