Common Vacuum Problems and How to Troubleshoot Them

As important as vacuuming is to the cleanliness, sanitation, and quality of a home, one would surely think that they would be fairly dependable pieces of machinery. While a great many of the vacuums sold in the world are quite robust and high quality, machines do not tend to be infallible, even if we really need them to be. With the sheer amount of moving parts, typical frequency of use, and pieces that are important to the functionality of the machine as a whole, it is nearly inevitable that a vacuum will require maintenance at some point.

Unfortunately, it can be costly and woefully inconvenient to send or take your vacuum in to a repair facility for very minor problems—even though we, of course, are proud to be the best vacuum repair shop in Cooper City and pride ourselves on both our prices and our work, we know that the time and money expenditure of having to take such an important appliance in for repairs can be terribly inconvenient, as dust waits for no man.

Fortunately, some of the most common problems with vacuum cleaners are far more simple to fix than any inconvenience. It’s inevitable that some of these will happen, so let’s make sure you know how to make them right again so you can get back to clean floors and fresh air in your home.

Cooper City Vacuum Repair

Does the Filter Need Replacement or Cleaning?

There is nothing more frustrating than a vacuum lacking in the suction required to get the job done. Suddenly, those errant popcorn kernels in the corner are a daunting adversary to your hose. What gives?

Most of the time, the suction reduction is caused by a filter that needs to be replaced or cleaned. First, check to see if anything is stuck to the filter that may be blocking the whole operation. If so, pick it off and throw it away. If not, the best way to clean a filter as per the manufacturer’s instructions, which should have been included with the vacuum but can most likely be found through a quick Google search. Most vacuum replacement filters can be found wherever vacuum parts are sold—or at your favorite Cooper City vacuum repair shop!

Is the Bag or Chamber Full?

Another easy way to treat ineffective suction is by checking to see if the bag or chamber is blocked or full. Simply remove the bag or chamber, replace the bag or empty the chamber, check to ensure that the hole between the receptacle and the rest of the vacuum is unobstructed, and put everything back together. If your filter is clean and clear as well, you should be operating at maximum functionality!

Check the Power Cable!

If your vacuum won’t even turn on, let alone suck up debris, check that the power cord is plugged securely into a working outlet, that there are no cuts or kinks in the cable, and that the other end of the cable is securely attached to the body of the vacuum. Unfortunately, if there is some kind of cut or separation in the cable, you will need to send the vacuum off to vacuum repair professionals—ours are the best!—or replace the unit entirely. Most vacuum manufacturers should have a warranty that will cover the costs of either option. If the plug is loose or disconnected, just push it back in and you’re good to go.

How’s the Hose?

The vacuum’s hose is the main route of travel between your floor and the bag or chamber; it’s possibly the most important part of the entire vacuum! Unfortunately, as hoses are flexible and often moved around, sometimes stretched in ways that are not recommended, or any number of possible issues, they can sometimes end up torn or cracked. In that event, you can bring your unit into us and we will fix or replace it—and that might be covered by your warranty too!

How Hot is Too Hot?

Because vacuums are powered by motors, overheating can occur as with any other motor-operated piece of machinery. Fortunately, if you don’t want to bring the motor to us for quality repair, we can get you the part and you can install it yourself, easy peasy! YouTube has lots of great tips for vacuum motor replacement.

We have complete faith in your ability to fix your minor vacuum issues, but if you find that you don’t have the time, motivation, or technical skill to do so, you’re in luck. We pride ourselves on having the best in-house vacuum repair Cooper City has to offer, and we’re always standing by to help you out!