DIY vacuum repair

If your vacuum isn't picking up dirt, don't just sweep the problem under the rug—find free vacuum repair help from the experts at Sears PartsDirect. Whether the vacuum shuts off during use or has poor suction, we have the troubleshooting tips to help. Click on the symptom below that describes your vacuum failure to get troubleshooting help.

Once you determine which replacement part you need, use our step-by-step, illustrated repair guides to help you install the part and have your vacuum cleaning up in no time. Find answers to common questions, maintenance tips and more on our articles and video page. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your vacuum, search for your model number.

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Symptoms common to all vacuum cleaners

Choose a symptom to see related vacuum cleaner repairs.

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

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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How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

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Appliance repair DIY: what to know before you begin

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

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Vacuum common questions

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about vacuum cleaners.