Restoring Your Home to Earn More Money

Restoring Your Home To Earn More Money

Common Vacuum Problems

by Christine Matthews

If you have carpeting in your home, you most likely use your vacuum on a regular basis to remove dirt and debris from the floor. Thus, it can be very frustrating when you plan on vacuuming a room but your vacuum is not working properly. A quality vacuum cleaner can be quite expensive, so most people do not want to spend the money to replace their vacuum when it is not operating like it should. Luckily, many common vacuum cleaner problems can be repaired for a fraction of the cost of buying a new vacuum. Some common vacuum problems that can be fixed include: 

Vacuum Cleaner Turns Off on its Own

It can be quite alarming to be in the middle of vacuuming a room only to have your vacuum turn off on its own. In many cases, if a vacuum turns off without you touching the power switch, it is a sign that the machine is overheating. If this happens, unplug your vacuum for several minutes to let it cool down and then try to use it again. If allowing your vacuum to cool down does not solve the problem, it may mean that your vacuum needs a new thermal fuse. A vacuum thermal fuse is very affordable, and you should be able to buy one from a vacuum dealer.

Poor Suction

When a vacuum does not have strong suction, it becomes impossible to get carpet clean. A vacuum can lose its suctioning power for a variety of reasons. The issue could simply due to the fact that the vacuum hose is clogged. You can remove your vacuum hose and inspect it for clogs; if you see that the vacuum hose is full of debris, clean it out to see if that solves the problem and restores suction. Another common cause for poor suction is a faulty belt. A vacuum belt can break or simply wear out due to age or use. Replacing a bad vacuum belt usually improves the amount of suction that a vacuum has.

Strange Sounds

If your vacuum is making strange sounds when you turn it on, that indicates a problem. Just like faulty vacuum belts can cause poor performance, they can also make your vacuum much noisier. When your vacuum is making odd sounds, it is best to check the belts first. If your vacuum does not have a faulty belt, the strange noises may be because of a motor problem. You can have a bad vacuum motor replaced for less than the cost of purchasing a brand new vacuum. 

Contact a vacuum cleaner dealer for more help.


About Me

Restoring Your Home To Earn More Money

I have always loved the idea of finding an older home and making it beautiful, but a few years ago I was left struggling with what to do with a home that seemed beyond repair. It was old, outdated, and incredibly damaged, but I knew that I could make things better by doing a few things a little differently. I began to work with a professional contractor to identify different areas that we should start on, and within a few short weeks things were moving along. This website is all about restoring your home to earn more money, and knowing how to identify challenges that you can't fix on your own.