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Updated by Mandy Williams on May 29, 2019
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How to Know when to get your Vacuum Cleaner Serviced

If your vacuum cleaner is experiencing any of these symptoms make sure to bring it to an experienced Vacuum Cleaner store such as City Wide Vacuum!

1

Loss of suction

Loss of suction

A loss of suction occurs when either power decreases, there is a blockage in airflow, or a break in the seal in the chambers, tubes or ducts containing the airflow.

2

Decrease In Power

Decrease In Power

A worn or broken motor will lead to a dramatic decrease in power. A burned motor will show a loss of power and will also smell of burning plastic. If your vacuum smells of anything burning, be sure to unplug your power connection and get your vacuum to a qualified vacuum repair & service center.

3

Airflow Blockage

Airflow Blockage

A clogged hose or a blockage in any airflow chamber within the vacuum will cause a loss of suction. Make sure all airways are clear to restore suction power. A clogged filter will also reduce airflow, so make sure the filter is clean or new.

4

Broken Seal

Broken Seal

Air leaks kill suction. A vacuum is a pressurized system, therefore there needs to be an airtight seal or the system will lose pressure and suction will decrease. Check all seals, gaskets, and structure for cracks or holes that could lead to an air leak.

5

It Doesn’t turn on

It Doesn’t turn on

This usually means the power to the vacuum has been cut in some way through a short, broken switch or blown fuse. Sometimes the mechanical parts have been bound up by clogging or an obstruction and when this happens it may seem that there is no power when actually there is. When this is the case there may be some humming or buzzing when the switch is turned on. In any case, turn off the vacuum and either check for obstructions. If none can be found, take the vacuum to a qualified service and repair center.

6

Broken Belt

Broken Belt

A broken belt means the brush in your vacuum head will not rotate, leading to the inability to vibrate and break up and separate dirt from the carpet. Belts can also burn and stretch as they wear, so they should be replaced whenever you suspect the belt has been damaged. Check your local vacuum cleaner dealer for vacuum accessories, parts etc. to find a replacement belt.

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Clogged/Split Hose

Clogged/Split Hose

A clogged hose is an obvious source of reduced power and is also easy enough to fix in most cases. If you find that your hose is clogged, be careful to not puncture or damage the hose by jamming a sharp object inside it to remove the clog. A split hose will certainly cause a drop in pressure and power. To check the hose condition a visual inspection will generally turn up holes or splits. Another way to check is to disconnect any attachments to the hose and turn on the vacuum. Briefly cover the end of the hose with the vacuum turned on and note the pressure buildup. If it's weak or you can hear a leak then you will need a replacement hose.

8

Cord Problems

Cord Problems

Cord problems come in two types: electrical and mechanical. Some vacuums have auto-feed cords that are powered with springs or other devices that can break. Electrical problems are more serious, and you should never use a vacuum with a cord that has an electrical short. Cord conductors can break inside the insulated coating of the cord, causing the short.

Shorts often create heat as the conducting material around the short is too thin and frayed to safely provide current at normal temperatures. Because of this, a short can cause a fire. You should have any shorted electrical cord fixed by a qualified electrician or vacuum cleaner service and repairman.

  • City Wide Vacuum has been serving the Salt Lake City, Utah, area for over forty years. We carry the finest vacuum brands the industry has to offer, including Dyson, Hoover, Miele, Simplicity Bissell, Electrolux, and more…all under one roof! You’ll also find a huge selection of vacuum parts to meet your replacement needs. Our expert sales staff is always on hand to offer friendly, no-pressure service before, and after your purchase. For your convenience, we offer onsite repairs by our award winning service department, who pride themselves on integrity and proficiency, as well as lightning-fast turn-around times on all repairs.

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