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How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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The most common cause of loss of suction is that the filters have become blocked. They may require cleaning or replacing. Another cause could be that the vacuum cleaner hose is blocked.
Check that the vacuum cleaner is plugged into a working power outlet and that fuses and breakers don`t need resetting. An activated thermal cut-out due to a blockage is the next most likely cause of the problem. Check for blockages in the hose and filters, and remove any obstructions that you find.
The Hoover Air Lift lets you go from the deep cleaning power of an upright to the portability of a canister with continuous performance and convenience.
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.
One of the easiest ways to increase vacuum cleaner suction is to empty the dust bag or container. Dust containers need to have enough space for airflow, otherwise, they could get clogged and have less suction power. Regularly check your dust compartment and empty or change it when it`s already 70-80% full.
First, How long should you expect a vacuum cleaner to last? On average, According to Consumer Reports, vacuum cleaners last a median of eight years. But the lifespan varies wildly by not only brand but your own personal use. This should be expected.
Replace the Brush Belt

If the vacuum is still hard to push, tilt it back far enough that you can inspect the moving brush while the vacuum is running. Be careful to avoid getting too close to the moving parts. If you see that the brush is not turning, that means you will need to replace the brush belt.

Over time and extended use, a very fine layer of particles will start to line the inside of a vacuum bag, remaining in place even after the bag is emptied. This means that the bag will lose the proper airflow required to let the incoming air escape. As the airflow is restricted, the suction dies down too.
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Why is the vacuum is blowing dusty air out of the back? Simple: the bag or canister is full and the vacuum has nowhere to store the dust it is collecting. Empty the canister or bag. If that doesn`t fix it, the vacuum filter needs to be cleaned or changed.
There are varying degrees of quality and value when it comes to vacuums; if you paid a lot for the appliance, repairs are likely worth it, but we recommend that you don`t spend more than half of the original price for any repairs.
Putting in the incorrect amount of oil, putting in the wrong type of oil, and oil contamination can all cause the pump to not reach full vacuum. For this reason, you must check the oil regularly to ensure that it is not only clean, but also properly filled.
Often when your machine is not picking up it is due to loss of suction. If your vacuum cleaner turns on but won`t pick up on carpet or bare floors, something is impeding suction. You may need to change the vacuum bag, unclog the hose, replace/clean the filters, replace the hose, change the belt, or repair the motor.
Low suction or poor pick-up may be due to a clog in the vacuum cleaner. If you notice a change in the sound of the motor or a reduction in the spinning action, check for clogs. First, remove the Easy Empty dirt tank from the vacuum and discard all dirt and debris.

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My Hoover Z 400 collapsible vacuum won’t lock in the upright position. I pull the pin to change from a cannister to an upright, but the unit won’t lock into position
ANSWER : This just happened to me. i took the vacuum completely apart and found that there is a locking plastic “tooth”. this had snapped off but still it the track. the damage was bad but i was able to wash of all the lube off it and used a 2 part epoxy glue to put the tooth back into place. it works ok now. Not like new but it will hold. this was sorta easy but i enjoy fixing things. If your not handy i wouldnt recommend you try it. i am in the process to making an aluminum version of the tooth so it wont break again.

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SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub won’t stay upright or collect water
ANSWER : (1) Upright: Sounds like the tab on the lower handle that the handel release latches to has broken off. The machine is fully functional without it otherwise.
.(2) Assure the ring gasket is in place under the hood. A round rubber gasket must be in place on the round tube under the hood where the recovery tank sits to connect the vacuum from the motor to the round tube on the bottom of the tank.

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Dyson DC07 bin trapdoor won’t stay closed: The small plastic piece on the tip of the center rod on the cylone assembly broke off, so my trap door won’t stay closed. Any idea how to find just that part, so I don’t have to replace the entire cylone part?
ANSWER : You can buy that part here: Dyson DC07 Spares

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Dusty smell i buy loads of hoovers and always same prob .when i hoover its a dusty smell and it stays around bag not full and check filter the hoover is ok f couple days then this happens
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.Dusty smell
.Posted by chekle on May 23, 2008
.I buy loads of Hoovers and always same problem. When I Hoover its a dusty smell and it stays around bag not full and check filter the Hoover is ok f couple days then this happens.
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Hoover F5881-900 Vacuum. It sounds to me that if you have a clean bag and filter, it sounds like you have dust in the motor section and it needs to be cleaned and or take a good blower and blow out the dirt or you may have a clog or dirt build up in the suction line and that might be causing the dusty smell. Please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or call the Hoover factory and ask for tech support. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

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My vax power 8, 2200 watts 300 air watts 4L capacity upright Hoover is brand new, I emptied out the dust/dirt collecter and cleaned the motor filter yesterday for the first time, i switched it on and all fine, the brush is spinning and the hose is sucking, put the Hoover to work it’s fine for about 30 seconds then then suction stops and its dead it won’t collect no more, so switched off taken apart again and the motor filter is blocked and full of dust, so I unblocked it, do the same process aga
ANSWER : I had the same problem. It looks like the seal on the lid on the bottom of the cylinder has fallen out when it was emptied. There is no longer a proper vacuum being created so you don’t get the cyclone effect and the dirt doesn’t collect where its supposed to. it just clogs up the filter. I put sellotape to seal the lid and it works fine.

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I have a new Dyson upright vacuum. The vacuum will not stay on. I used it a couple of hours ago with no problem, but now it won’t stay on. It seems to be sucking and running normally otherwise. What can I do. Thank you. Donna Eakman
ANSWER : Hi Donna, My name is Don.
.When you say it wont stay on could you please advise the following:
.1. Does it cut out suddenly as you are using it?
.2. How long can you use it before it cuts out?

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Hoover steam vac v2, brushes won't turn. – Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : Hello,

The Hoover SteamVac’s are notorious for .this exact problem. There are several things that can be causing this .probelm.

First, what you’ll need to do is take the brush block .out of the machine. To do this there are 4 clips on the brush block. You. will need to turn the machine upside down, and pull down on the brush .block to where it won’t pull out any farther. There are 4 clips, 2 on .top, and 2 on the rear of the brushes. (See picture I have circled one .of the clips in red). Simply press these .clips at the same time, and pull the brush block out of the machine. I’d. say that 60% of the time that I see this problem, the main issue is .that the brushes just need to be cleaned. If you have pets in the home, a. lot of the time the pet hair will just be lodged inside the brushes, .will prevent them from spinning. Use a pressurized water hose with spray. nozzle is ideal) and spray each brush with water to dislodge any pet .hair. You should be able to get these brushes spinning when you spray .them. Spray each brush until the brushes are spinning pretty fast. .Re-insert the brushes into the machine, and test to see if the cleaning .has fixed your problem. If the cleaning still fails to fix the problem, .take the brushes back out of the machine.

One you have the .brushes out of the machine, the first thing you should look at the brush. stem that goes into the turbine inside the machine. This is the green .pole pictured in middle of the brush block. Examine this pole to .determine if the top of it has broken off. It should exactly how the picture shows it. .Make sure that the plastic has not broken.

If the pole has .broken, you will simply need to replace the brush block. If the pole is .not damaged, the next thing to try is to turn the machine on while you .have the brushes out. Look inside the machine, where the pole goes into .the turbine (also important, make sure the switch for the brushes is .turned to “Rotating Brush Speed Hi), this female receptacle should spin .when the machine is turned on. It is important the try this when the .foot pedal is released, and the handle down, and not in the upright .position, as there is an internal switch that shuts the brushes off when. the machine is in the upright position.

If you notice that the .female receptacle where the brush pole is inserted is spinning, then .your turbine is fine. If this part is not spinning, then most likely you. will need to replace your turbine.

I hope this helps you with .your problem. If not, please feel free to request a repair clarification. and I’d be happy to walk you through the diagnosing. I also can provide. you with a blown up parts schematic to your machine, please just get .the model number off the back of the machine and provide, and provide me. with the full model number. I would be happy to provide any technical support .you need, just request a clarification on the repair.

Chris. Jones

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Power button won’t stay on. If I hold it down, it sucks fine, but it won’t stay pushed down.
ANSWER : Bad switch

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