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To avoid having to pay a lot in the way of vacuum cleaner repair, always practice good maintenance, such as:
Replacing the belt is an easy vacuum repair task that only takes a few moments.
Many vacuum cleaner problems aren't really problems at all, but oversights. A majority of trouble has to do with belts, bags or clogged hoses; things that can be solved easily with little consequence or harm. When your vacuum will not start, always check to make sure it is plugged in and then make sure it is plugged into a socket that is working. Poor suction generally has to do with the bag being full or a clog in the hose. If the belt is broken, there will be problems getting the vacuum to move and you'll need to buy a new one. Once these issues are addressed properly, problems will be gone in a snap!
Simple repairs can be easy to do, however, certain repairs to motors or the housing of a vacuum can void a warranty if not done by a professional. Always read the owner's manual first; then have all major repairs done by a professional.
Although most problems with a vacuum can be solved easily, the following are reasons to seek the help of a vacuum repair service:
Have you ever had a hole in your drinking straw and found it hard to sip your beverage? The same suction problem can happen with a vacuum hose. Occasionally, a hole in a hose will cause a vacuum to lose suction. To repair vacuum hoses with small slits, a piece of tape may be all that is needed to put things back in working order. Large cracks or punctures will require the hose to be replaced,which is a very simple repair.
Along with hitting the wall with the vacuum, we've all done it: run over the vacuum cord while cleaning the house. It is not uncommon to run over the cord during a vacuuming session, but when this happens you must immediately turn off the power, unplug the vacuum from the wall and inspect the cord. A small nick can be wrapped in electrical tape. A frayed cord that shows its insides needs to be replaced before the vacuum can be used again. A vacuum repair service will be able to do this easily.
It's important to remember that a vacuum is plugged into an electrical outlet. It's easy to forget this when you're in one room cleaning and the vacuum is plugged in an outlet a room away. Because most vacuums have electric motors and are not slated for wet/dry use, it is very important to avoid sucking up any type of moisture with a regular household vacuum. When the motor shorts out, there will be little a vacuum repair service will be able to do and you'll be in the market for a new vacuum!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|