The vacuum can handle any mess on any floor of the house. If you have a big mess or if you only have a quick touch up on your carpets, the vacuum is quick and easy. But what about when the vacuum stops working quite so well? How do you know when it is time to go out and get a new one?
Loss of Suction
The first issue that most people notice in vacuums is a loss of suction. If you find yourself going over the same pile of crumbs or patch of pet fur and it’s not coming up the way it used to, this is a loss of suction. Sometimes, this is an easy problem to fix. If the hose is clogged, cracked, or just not attached correctly, this is an easy repair. However, if none of the easy fixes correct the suction issue, it’s likely time for a new vacuum.
If you notice a burning or smokey smell when you’re operating the vacuum, there is likely a problem with the motor. The motor can potentially be repaired or replaced at a repair shop, but you’ll have to decide if the cost is worth it compared to buying a new vacuum instead.
If the noises that your vacuum makes have changed, it might be an indication that something is wrong with it. If it is whining or just sounds like it is working harder than it should take it to a repair shop for an estimate. It may be something fixable. However, if it costs as much to fix it as to buy new, you might be better off with a newer model.
Like any other filters, the ones in your vacuum need to be cleaned or changed regularly. Most professionals recommend changing them every 6 bag changes or so. If you’ve never cleaned or changed you filters, this could be leading to a lot of the other issues on this list so far. Needing new filters isn’t a reason to replace the whole vacuum, however, unless the clogged filter has caused serious damage to some other part of the machine.
It’s Just Not Right
Even if your vacuum doesn’t have a specific malfunction, it may just not be the right vacuum for you or your carpets. If you have deep plush or shag carpets, or a furry pet, a small vacuum may not actually get them clean. If your vacuum is huge and you find yourself exhausted after dragging it around the house, you may need something smaller. Make sure that what you have (or the replacement you’re looking at) fits your carpets and the needs of your home.
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