March 9, 2015

How to troubleshoot loss of suction in a vacuum video

By Sears PartsDirect staff
How to troubleshooting loss of suction

A major part of my weekend is spent on housecleaning chores, and I try to get through it as quickly as possible so I can go outside and play. I have two pet cats and a rabbit that each shed a full coat of fur a day, so I dread vacuuming and leave it for last. A loss of suction in my vacuum is the last thing I want. This video from Bissell shows what to check if your vacuum cleaner experiences a loss of suction. While the vacuum shown is a Bissell, the tips shown apply to most brands of vacuum cleaners, and these are the tips that I follow.

If you need help with repairing your vacuum cleaner, check out our DIY vacuum repair section. We have more troubleshooting tips that could help you figure out the problem, and our repair guides can help you get your vacuum fixed in no time.

Symptoms common to all vacuum cleaners

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Main causes: weak suction motor, vacuum bag is full, clog in suction air path, dirty exhaust filter, leaky vacuum hose
Main causes: broken drive belt, damaged brush roll, tripped brush roll motor overload, bad brush roll motor, wiring failure
Main causes: lack of power, bad power cord, drive motor failure, wiring failure
Main causes: damaged vacuum hose, clogged motor air filter, bad suction motor
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