Vacuum Hose Not Working

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You can diagnose and repair your
sickly vacuum hose effectively

Does your vacuum cleaner suck at sucking? Before you throw out your device and spend a ton of money on a new one, check out these tips to diagnose and effectively fix your sickly vacuum.

We’ve all seen the commercials for vacuums that stop working. It’s true, a vacuum that doesn’t have suction is not a very useful housekeeping device. The solution presented in the commercials is to purchase a better, more expensive vacuum.

I would contend that it does not take a $500 vacuum to get your floors clean. In fact, for the past 5 years I have been utilizing the same $40 vacuum in my house, and it works great. Keeping your vacuum working basically takes a little knowledge of why a vacuum would lose suction.

If your vacuum sucks (and not in the right way), you’ve come to the correct place. Today, I have the top reasons a vacuum hose is not working and what you can do about it.

Reason #1: The Height is Incorrect

The first and most basic reason a vacuum isn’t picking things up off the floor is if the height setting for the vacuum is too high for the kind of floor you are vacuuming. There is typically a little dial or lever on a vacuum to raise or lower it. It may say “Bare floor,” then have numbers 1 up to 5 on it. A bare floor is the lowest your vacuum can go and should be used for any tile, wood, or another hard flooring since it will seal the vacuum to your floor to allow for the most suction power. The lower your mat, the closer the dial or lever should be to the bare floor setting. If your vacuum isn’t working, first try and lower the vacuum to the lowest setting and see if that fixes the issue.

Reason #2: The Bag is Full

Vacuum Hose Not Working

Repairing a vacuum hose that is not
working is often reasonably inexpensive

If the vacuum still isn’t picking up on a lower setting, the next thing to check is if a full vacuum bag or collection canister is to blame for your vacuum’s loss of suction. Fortunately, this is easy to determine as the cause of your vacuum’s poor performance. There will be a fill line on the front of a bagless vacuum, and on the vacuum bag of both vertical and canister vacuums. If the dirt and hair are over the fill line of either collection spot, there’s no more room for the stuff to accumulate. The vacuum will continue to sound like it’s working, but won’t have any suction power to pick up the object on your floor. Most often, simply emptying the collection canister or replacing the vacuum bag will solve a vacuum’s suction problems.

At this point, if your vacuum still isn’t working, you may need to consider taking it to a vacuum repair shop. Call around to local repair shops to establish if they service your make and model. Vacuum repairs are often reasonably inexpensive, but if you have a more significant problem, it may be more cost-effective to buy a new vacuum. The individual on the other end of the phone may be willing to do a little diagnosis over the phone before you lug it down to the shop. This won’t be incredibly correct, but depending on your vacuum and what symptoms it has, they may tell you to skip the repairs and buy a new one.

I hope these tips assist you in solving your vacuum dilemmas. If you have any questions about trouble-shooting your vacuum woes, you can contact Think Vacuums.

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