Vacuum cleaner symptoms

A vacuum cleaner that won't turn on, isn't suctioning well or has a brush roll that won't spin are some common vacuum problems. When your vacuum cleaner isn't picking up dirt like it should be, use our symptom and troubleshooting steps to find the cause. Order the vacuum replacement parts you need and use the repair guides to help you install the parts.

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Symptoms common to all vacuum cleaners

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Main causes: damaged vacuum hose, clogged motor air filter, bad suction motor
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: weak suction motor, vacuum bag is full, clog in suction air path, dirty exhaust filter, leaky vacuum hose

Symptoms for upright vacuums

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Main causes: dirty sensor eyes, bad dirt sensor control board
Main causes: wiring failure, faulty dirt sensor control board

Articles and videos common to all vacuum cleaners

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your vacuum.

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