Vacuum cleaners are wonderful appliances. They have been around for over a century, and I’m sure most of us would be lost without them. We all want our vacuum cleaners to work like new whenever we use them, but over time they can become tired and less efficient. Here are a few common faults and maintenance tips to help you achieve a longer lasting appliance and help to fight loss of suction…
- Firstly when performing maintenance on your vacuum cleaner it is best to ensure the appliance is unplugged.
- If there is no power to your appliance the first thing to do would be to check the fuse.
- Filters should be washed regularly on models with washable filters, as they can become clogged. If you are wondering how often you should clean the filters, a rough guide line would be about once every six months. If they are particularly dirty and worn, then it is best to change the filter.
- Change the vacuum cleaner dust bag regularly if your appliance needs paper vacuum bags. If they are cloth then give them a good clean on a regular basis. Avoid re-using paper bags.
- Check for blockages in the vacuum cleaner hose. This will avoid you having to take your cleaner for unnecessary and expensive repairs. You can do this by manipulating an old coat hanger.
- On upright cleaners, be sure to clean the roller regularly. Also, check for any threads or hairs wrapped around the belt, as this affects performance.
- Make sure that any of the parts you use for your cleaner are not broken or damaged.
- If your vacuum cleaner belt breaks or snaps you may be able to repair it yourself. Our advice centre has an article ‘How do I replace a vacuum cleaner drive belt?’
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