Engineered with high-performance systems and powerful suction mechanisms, Vax vacuums tackle the toughest cleaning tasks with ease. A vacuum that stops picking up dirt effectively may have an issue with the motor, suction or brush roll systems. Use these tips to determine the cause of the problem.
Examine the hose of your vacuum, and remove any clogged dirt and debris. Turn the vacuum on, and place your hand over the end of the hose. If the suction is weak or nonexistent, check the rest of the air path for clogs. Empty the bag or vacuum canister. A continued loss of suction can indicate that you need to replace vacuum parts such as the suction motor.
If your vacuum is running but doesn't pick up small pieces of debris, turn it off, and flip it over. Pull pieces of hair and dirt out of the brush roll so the bristles are clean. Then, clean the rotating mechanisms, paying attention to hair that may be preventing the roll from spinning. If the brush continues to stand still, seek vacuum repair help to replace the drive belts.
When the vacuum doesn't function well after you clean the air path and brush roll, it may have a tripped overload. An overload can also cause the machine to stop unexpectedly during operation. If your model has a reset button, push it. Otherwise, allow the vacuum to cool down completely and try running it again.
Sears PartsDirect offers repair parts for a wide selection of Vax vacuums. To find the correct part for your vacuum, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698.