If you are like most people, your vacuum cleaner is an invaluable tool for keeping your home clean. They’re also quite expensive. So when it breaks, it can cause a big headache. Tag along as one of our experts at Baltimore appliance repair explains the most common problems with vacuum cleaners and how to fix them.
When It Won’t Turn On
You’ll be surprised at how many times we’ve found power issues in a “dead” vacuum cleaner. This problem is more common with older units, but if you just bought a new vacuum cleaner and it’s not working properly, this could also be the issue. Maybe your outlet is not getting power or that there’s no power going through the vacuum cord at all, so it’s important to check both. The next step is to check the power switch on your vacuum cleaner. If it has one, try switching it from ‘on’ to ‘off’ and back again.
If you do not have a switch to toggle, plug the vacuum cleaner into a different outlet using a simple extension cord. If the unit works in the new outlet, you have found the source of the power problem! If this does not fix the problem, call a repair service.
When It Shuts Down During Use And Won’t Come Back On
Your vacuum cleaner is designed to automatically shut off before it overheats. This is especially common with new units that have been used on thick carpets. The loose fibers in the carpets or rugs can block the vents causing it to heat up faster than normal. This problem can cause a burning smell and the unit will not turn on, no matter what you try.
If your vacuum cleaner is still under warranty, you should contact the manufacturer to see if it can be repaired for free. For out-of-warranty units that are still in good condition, but have overheated because of a clog, open all vents and remove anything blocking airflow. After that, your unit should be good to go. If it is not working, you will need to contact an expert.
When The Suction Cord Is Damaged
Suction cord issues can be caused by a number of things. The plug end that goes into the vacuum cleaner might not be secure, which could cause it to lose suction and stop working properly. First, check for other issues like blockages or an overheated motor before trying anything else.
If those are not the issue, you could replace the plug end of the suction cord by unscrewing and removing all of its parts before replacing it with a new one. This is not always an easy fix because most vacuum cleaners have their cords permanently fitted into place for safety reasons. If your appliance has a detachable cord, this is a simple and inexpensive way to resolve the issue.
When You Experience Loss Of Suction Power
Loss of suction power may be caused by a blockage in the hose or nozzle. First, check for a clog in the hose. If you see debris, clean it out then plug in the vacuum cleaner to see if it works. Next, check the nozzle attachments for blockage, clean, and see if the hose sucks. If there is still no airflow, the problem may be a clogged filter or dirt bin that needs cleaning.
When You Have A Jammed Cleaning Head
If the floor vacuum has a brush roll, you can usually remove it for cleaning by pressing the release button and pulling it out. Look for any hair or string wrapped around the cylinder and remove anything that is preventing your unit from spinning freely while cleaning your floors.
If there is no obstruction, but the cleaning head still will not move properly, check to see if the roller is blocked and spinning at all. If it is blocked, you will need to take your vacuum cleaner in for repair or replace it with a new one as soon as possible.
Dealing With A Dead Battery
If you have a cordless vacuum cleaner and the battery no longer holds any charge, then this is most likely the source of your problem. The first thing to do is check if there is something draining power from your appliances, such as an electronic lock or a rarely used safety feature.
Also, ensure that it is connected properly to its charger and that the charger is plugged into a working power source. If it still fails, then you may need to take your vacuum cleaner in for repair or replace this part with a new cordless battery so that your appliance can function properly again.
A Word About Guarantees And Consumer Rights
As a consumer, it’s important to know what you can do if there are any problems with your appliance. For example, if your unit catches fire and the fault falls squarely on the manufacturer, you can contact them and request compensation for damages. It is also worth noting that this type of issue usually occurs with cheaper models; that’s why you want to stay away from them and have a fire escape plan just in case.
If you were injured due to your malfunctioning unit, there are options such as taking legal action against them. You can also speak to your retailer about the problem and request a full refund.
There are many consumer rights advice groups out there, some of which offer free help to people who need to file their cases with major companies. So, before throwing away any appliance that has stopped working properly, be sure to do some research and see what your options are. You may have options.
If All Else Fails, Call Baltimore Appliance Repair
If you have tried all the above steps and your vacuum cleaner still is not working properly, it may be time to call a repair shop. And we are the company you are looking for.
We have highly trained technicians who can come to your home and fix any vacuum cleaner problem, no matter how big or small. Whether it’s a broken belt that needs a replacement or a more complex problem, such as an electrical circuit board issue, our experts will have your unit up and running in no time. Call (888) 351-9399 now to schedule an appointment or visit https://baltimoreappliancerepairshop.com for more information about our services.
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