Sanitaire Vacuum Parts

Sanitaire commercial vacuum partsEver since Sanitaire vacuums were introduced in the market in 1972, they have been a constant in the commercial cleaning industry. Their first line of products was the “Sanitaire Red” commercial vacuums, but their new line now features carpet cleaners, canisters, bagless uprights, air movers, and a wide range of accessories. 

All their products are available at ThinkVacuums, including a complete range of spare parts for your existing Sanitaire vacuum cleaner. Sometimes though, replacing your vacuum parts may not be necessary. Here are some of the problems that you can solve without needing to replace any vacuum parts.

Common Sanitaire Vacuum Cleaner Problems

Vacuum cleaners make it easy for homeowners to keep their floors tidy and clean. With the amount of hard work they are put through, they become prone to occasional malfunction. However, the good news is that most of the issues are easy to solve without undergoing any cost.

You can pick an issue from the list below and see how you can fix them.

  1. Loss of vacuum Suction

This is the most common vacuum problem that is relatively easy to fix. The following suggestions may help you to solve the problem.

  • Full bag or canister

The first to check when your vacuum starts losing suction is whether the bag or canister is full. If it is full, there is a simple remedy for that; empty the canister or replace the bag.

  • Blocked filters

If the dirt canister or bag is not full, the filters may be blocked. In case the filters are blocked by dirt, you can clean or replace them.

  • Holes in the hose

Holes in the vacuum hose will significantly minimize suction. If the hose is ripped, it will require replacement. On upright Sanitaire vacuums, you can also ensure that the connection between the hose and the base unit is tight enough.

  • Blocked tubing

Obstruction in your vacuum’s tubing can cause a lack of suction. To check the tubing for blockages, switch the cleaner off first, then unplug before checking the tubing.

  • Damaged brush roll

Sanitaire vacuum parts and accessoriesIf you have tried all the above and there is still no suction, check-in the brush roll area. If the brush rolls are not spinning, you may have to replace them.

  1. The vacuum cleaner won’t turn on or stay on

This one is a prevalent problem that you can quickly fix with the right expert advice. The following tips should help you diagnose and fix the problem on your own.

  • Check the power

This may sound silly, but sometimes we all forget to switch on the power when operating house appliances. Ensure that your vacuum cleaner is plugged into a well-functioning power socket. If it still doesn’t work, try another power outlet whose fuses and breakers do not need repairing.

  • Thermal cut-out

The next most likely cause of the problem is an activated thermal cut-out. This may be caused by filter or hose blockages that may result in the overheating of the vacuum’s motor. After clearing the blockage, make sure to turn off the vacuum and leave it for a while to cool down as specified in the user manual.

  • Damaged power cord

A faulty power cable could be the reason why your vacuum cleaner is not turning on. You can start by checking if the cable is well connected to the vacuum cleaner and there are no rubber breaks. If the cord is broken, it will require fixing or replacing.

  • Faulty switch

The on/off switch is prone to breaking after a long time of use and may require replacing. Although various vacuums have different switch buttons, they are all easy and similar to repair or replace.

  • Faulty motor

If your vacuum’s motor is defective, you may think that may seem dead. It is important to note that a defective motor is often triggered by overuse of the bag or blocked filters. Before deciding to replace the motor, you should check for any underlying fault that could be causing the issue.

Replacing Vacuum Parts

If your vacuum cleaner has not been functioning correctly, take a look at our vacuum parts and accessories page for whatever problem; we’ll have the repair part you require. The user manual will guide you on how to replace the parts, or you can have a vacuum repair professional do it for you.

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