Vacuum articles

These vacuum articles and how-to videos from Sears PartsDirect can help you get the most from your vacuum cleaner. From routine maintenance information to troubleshooting tips, our advice will help you get the best possible results from your machine. For more DIY advice, check our vacuum repair help section for step-by-step repair instructions.

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Articles and videos common to all vacuum cleaners

January 18, 2016
How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts.

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working

January 29, 2015
Appliance repair DIY: what to know before you begin.

See what things you should do before beginning a DIY appliance repair project.

January 5, 2015
These 10 tools are a must-have for appliance repair.

Come see which tools made our top 10 must-haves for DIY appliance repair.

December 18, 2014
Deciding between a canister or upright vacuum.

Undecided about canister or upright? We compare them.

December 17, 2014
Tips for caring for a vacuum cleaning.

Follow this advice to keep your vacuum in good working order.

July 1, 2013
Vacuum common questions.

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about vacuum cleaners.

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