This associated content article is the second part of my personal experience fixing my Hoover Self Propelled WindTunnel Ultra Upright Vacuum. Not only will it address easy fixes like cleaning, it will also address replacing parts. My experience fixing my Hoover Upright Vacuum may help you fix your vacuum even if you own another brand. Please note that some vacuum problems too dangerous to DIY and you may want the help of a professional.
If your vacuum stopped working maybe you can fix it yourself. If you’ve already read part one of my personal experience, here is part two of tips on how to fix a vacuum cleaner using what I learned fixing my Hoover Upright vacuum’s brush roll. I fixed my old Hoover vacuum many times and I learned many things about vacuum repairs by cleaning it, bringing a broken vacuum to the shop, and replacing parts when this vacuum stopped working. It was repaired successfully and still works. These tips may help you.
Vacuum brush roll not spinning: Turn the vacuum over to check the brush roll.
To safely check the brush roll on the underside, I unplugged and turned off the vacuum and laid it down to see the bottom. Debris had become tangled around the brush roll and needed to be removed. Pet fur, long hair, or any type of string or dental floss, can become wrapped around the brush roll, preventing rotation. Fix your vacuum by giving the brush roll a hair cut and removing anything wrapped around it. Hair/fur can be added to the compost pile. The brush roll may be removable for thorough cleaning. Consult your vacuum’s manual, which may be available on the manufacturer’s website if you can’t find it.
One time after having our vacuum serviced at the shop our vacuum was still not working. Cleaning the brush roll fixed the vacuum. While checking the brush roll, check for other clogs on the bottom of the vacuum. If you need to clean your vacuum’s brush roll frequently, sweep your floor of hair or fur before vacuuming using a rubber glove or the rubber edge of a window squeegee.
How to make sure your brush roll works, safely.
After cleaning the vacuum’s brush roll I didn’t turn it over yet, I made sure it spins. I plugged it in and keeping pets and everyone else clear from the bottom, turned it on to make sure the brush roll spined. If it still won’t turn and you’ve cleaned it thoroughly, turn it off and continue reading to fix your vacuum.
Vacuum cleaner brush roll still will not turn? Check for replaceable parts.
If you’re not comfortable replacing parts yourself or if your vacuum is still under warranty, you may want to take it to the shop instead of attempting a DIY. The brush roll is replaceable on our Hoover Upright Vacuum. From observation of the bottom, we saw two replaceable belts that work together to spin the brush roll.
Our vacuum’s manual said one belt was more likely to need replacing. The manual said the other rarely needs replacing. Our vacuum’s brush roll wasn’t spinning. After a through cleaning didn’t fix our vacuum, one belt was replaced. It still didn’t work. Replacing the second belt fixed our vacuum. Other replaceable parts may be listed in your vacuum cleaner’s manual or even sold on their website.
A vacuum cleaner’s manual is an important tool when fixing a vacuum. See if you can find the manufacturer’s website if you’ve lost it. Cleaning filters and the brush roll on the bottom may be additional routine maintenance you need to perform. After reading this ac article Part two of My Personal Experience Learning How to Fix a Vacuum Cleaner: How to Fix a Vacuum’s Brush Roll, these easy fixes may repair your vacuum cleaner. If you’re having problems with low vacuum suction read part one, How to Fix a Vacuum Cleaner: How to Improve a Vacuum’s Suction.
Hoover Vacuum manual and website