We carry replacement parts, repair parts and accessories for 14 Shop-Vac Vacuum models
Your Shop-Vac vacuum helps you keep your work area, basement or garage neat and tidy, but when it stops suctioning properly, it can throw off the balance of your space by leaving dirt and debris behind. Use these three troubleshooting tips to get your vacuum operating properly again quickly and conveniently.
Full bags are a common cause of poor suctioning. When debris is sucked into the machine, it needs somewhere to go. Test the bag by squeezing it with your hand, and if it feels full, change it immediately to see if you regain proper vacuum suction.
Other common vacuum parts that can cause a loss of suction are clogged hoses or an obstructed nozzle. Check the nozzle by visual inspection, and feel for clogs in hoses with your hand. If you find any, use compressed air or a hooked wire to remove the obstructions.
If changing the bag doesn't work, and the nozzle and hoses are clear, turn to vacuum repair help that requires replacement of the suction motor. This component moves air from the cleaning head intake to the dirt collection chamber by rotating the fan that creates the suction. If there is no suction, or you don't hear this motor running, the suction motor needs to be replaced immediately.
Sears PartsDirect carries all the maintenance and repair parts you need to keep your Shop-Vac vacuum operating at full suction and optimal efficiency. For assistance with issues specific to the brand and lists of available parts options, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button or call 1-800-252-1698.