How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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If your vacuum cleaner keeps turning off, this could be due to the following reasons: Blockages – check the hose and head for any obstructions. Filter – always check your filters, if these are clogged this could be causing the vacuum cleaner to work harder and lose suction power.
Reliable protection against overheating
A temperature limiter protects all Miele stick vacuum cleaners from overheating. Should the air passage become blocked – for instance by vacuuming up bulky particles – the motor will automatically shut off for safety`s sake.
If you find that your machine is turning off intermittently, the filter in your vacuum is most likely full and covering the ventilation system. Remove the filter, then empty and wash it. Allow the filter to dry for at least 24 hours, or until it is completely dry.
Overheating usually occurs because the dust bag has not been emptied, filter has not been cleaned or there is a blockage in the floor tool, wand or bent hand piece. If your vacuum shuts down unexpectedly, make sure you turn the vacuum off and unplug it from the wall socket.
One of the first things to do when your Dyson vacuum cleaner keeps starting and stopping is to empty the bin. It may be full, or the machine may simply perceive it as too full to continue working. Dyson vacuum cleaners require constant airflow through them to work, and a full bin can stop this from happening.
Durability & Warranty – If you`re looking for a vacuum cleaner with durability and longevity, look no further than Miele. Miele vacuum cleaners are designed and tested to last for 20 years. Miele vacuum cleaners come with a 7-year warranty on the motor and a 1-year warranty on parts and labor.
A damaged vacuum hose, clogged motor air filter or bad suction motor can cause the vacuum cleaner to shut off during use. A tripped overload on the vacuum suction motor can shut off the vacuum cleaner during use. If your vacuum has a reset button, push it; if the vacuum seems hot, let it cool off first.
Check For Clogs or Blocks In The Vacuum
Check the hoses, the filters, and throughout the vacuum, and clean out any blockages or clogs. Vacuums will likely also have a recommended cooldown time to ensure that the vacuum won`t overheat. You will need to wait for that time before you turn the vacuum back on.
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It runs for a couple of minutes shuts off then restarts 30 seconds later runs a couple of minutes and does this over and over
Most vacuum motors are protected from overheating by a thermal switch that resets after cooling down. Check for blockage in the hose,
.power head or a full bag that would block cooling air from cooling the motor.
I have the same problem as steve967 The dyson dc16 is fully charged, runs well for 5-10 seconds and shuts down. I wait for a second or 2 and it runs again for 5-10 seconds. This will continue for numerous cycles, until I am finished cleaning. I have cleaned all the filters, and the power is good, The system will just not stay on. It is just over 2 years old. A friend of mine had the same problem with his Dyson DC16 after just a couple of months and has replaced his Dyson with a Black N De
I am going to sound like a broken record but here is my same answer to another person with the same problem.
I have I had the same problem with my Dyson DC16, where it only runs for a few.seconds at a time with each trigger pull. My husband called Dyson.(Canada) and without hassle they shipped us a replacement part which I.just received this morning. The replacement part sent to us is: DC16.Main Body with Rating Plate. It is also under warranty for 1 year. The.great customer service makes up for the flaw in the machine. Also,.Dyson is aware of the problem. Hope this helps.
My Shark vacuum sweeper will run for 10 minutes and shut off. After it sets for 15 minutes it will run for 10 minutes more.
If it runs on NiCad batteries it probably has programmed batteries which can happen, best solution, get new battery, and use til dead before recharge, every time.
Bissell Proheat model 8930 stops dispensing liquid after about 30-45 seconds when trigger is operated…occurs both with hose and upright modes. When shut down and restarted, dispensing resumes and again stops after another 30 seconds.
Nutone Model CV353; runs for several minutes and then shuts off. After a couple of hours I can turn on again, but again only last a couple of minutes. Possible relay problem?
Check the filter. If it’s dirty, thoroughly rinse it in cool water, then let it thoroughly dry before using. If you don’t have an extra filter to use during this time, you should get one.
.It could also be a clogged hose or pipe. These would cause the motor to overheat, thus shutting off. Check hose at end for suction. If weak or nonexistent, detach hose and try dropping a penny or dime, or marble, down the hose. If it comes out the end, the hose is probably clear. If this is the case, you need to check other outlets.
My dyson DC16 constantly shuts off even when battery is fully charged. I cleaned the filters to see if that was the problem. It only runs for a few seconds before it shuts off. It will run intermittently for about 10 minutes before dying completely. Please advise
Hi its Darran at Dyson.
From your description of the problem, it sounds as though there is a problem with the battery.
Your DC16 will have been supplied with a 2 year guarantee. If it still within this period, please contact our Helpline on 0800 298 0298. However if your machine is no longer covered, a replacement battery can be purchased via our website at www.dyson.co.uk/store.
Dyson Customer Service
After running for 15 minutes, the windtunnel vacuum cleaner shuts off.
It will not restart until it has been off for 30 minutes. Could it be overheating for some reason. All of the filters are clean; the dust tank is empty; the belts have no cracks.
It’s not necessarily overheating, but the thermal-fuse is definitely tripping and it takes 30 minutes to reset. There are several causes of this (in most common order):
.1. A blockage in the suction system or a full dust tank
.2. Dirty filters (Don’t forget to check the air outflow filter at the back)
.3. A worn belt
.4. A faulty thermal fuse.
.5. A faulty motor
.As you’ve stated that the dust tank is empty and the filters are clean (don’t forget to check the HEPA / air outflow filter at the rear), let’s look at the other options.
.Check the suction is good by putting your hand over the end of the hose and seeing if it will stay attached to you hand upside down.
.Next, check the belt isn’t slipping. Lie the hoover on it’s side and check the rollers are turning constantly and at high speed. This isn’t foolproof as it doesn’t account for the extra friction of the brushes on the carpet, but it’s a reasonable test. A worn belt wont necessarily be cracked. It can stretch and slip without cracking. Also, when a belt is slipping, you can usually smell burning rubber.
.If the hoover runs ok for 15 minutes and there is no burning smell from the motor, then it’s more likely a faulty thermal fuse than the motor itself. They are replaceable but unfortunately, thermal fuses aren’t always sold separately and sometimes you have to buy a new motor (!!) to get a new fuse. Hoover are one of the best manufacturers when it comes to buying spares, so you might be in luck.
.I’ve removed faulty thermal fuses from vacuums because a spare wasn’t available without buying a motor. However, I have always done this with the owners full consent after explaining to them that a safety feature has been removed and they should avoid using the vacuum for prolonged periods without letting it cool. I also test the rest of the vacuum fully before returning it.
.If you want to try removing yours, it will be attached to the motor with simple spade connections, but you do this AT YOUR OWN RISK. The danger in doing this is that the motor will burn out if it gets too hot, rather than being switched off by the fuse.
Kenmore 26082 Canister Vacuum Shuts off constantly. When Im vaccuuming maybe about 5 minutes later it shuts off. Then give it a few minutes later it turns back on. Whats the problem with this vaccuum
You could have a clog in the hose. Also check your filters, if you haven’t changed them in a while, that could be what’s suffocating your motor