Tips For Using Bagless Vacuum Cleaners
The many different models of bagless vacuum cleaners now on
the market are the greatest inventions for eliminating the mess of traditional
These vacuums are able to pick up dirt and debris without the use of a bag -
rather they have a removable plastic tank that the dirt and dust is deposited in
for easy cleaning.
There are still some important considerations for caring for your bagless vacuum
and they should be closely followed to ensure you will have optimum use of your
equipment for many years.
The following tips will help bagless vacuum cleaners operating smoothly:
Monitor the level of fill on the fill canister and do not continue to operate
the vacuum once the fill line is reached. Operating the vacuum when there is
more dirt in the container will lead to a decrease in suction and possible plugs
and damage to the lines within the vacuum.
Clean the filter as required by the manufacturer. Some filters may require
complete replacing such as Hepa filters, whereas other filters may just require
washing and drying every so many uses. Filters that are too dirty will not act
as filters and also may cause the motor of the vacuum to overheat, potentially
shortening the life of the motor.
Clean strings, debris or pet hair from the roller brush on the bottom of the
power head or vacuuming head. This will keep the rollers moving smoothly and
will prevent the belt from being stretched or damaged if the rollers and
obstructed by the string. Removing hair and other lint from the roller will
increase the amount of material that can be collected by the vacuum.
Stop the vacuum if you hear metal or other objects that appear to be rattling or
jamming in either the head or collection canister. These items can damage or
scratch the surfaces leading to problems in the future.
Clean all obstructions as soon as possible, don't expect the vacuum to be able
to clean itself of tangles of lint, debris or other material. Immediately shut
of the vacuum and use the items provided to clear hoses or tubes within the
vacuum. Most vacuums have access sites that can be used to get to areas that may
potentially have clogs. Usually these will be bends or angles in the hoses or
tubes. Routinely check these areas before each use.
Immediately stop the vacuum cleaner if you notice any unusual sounds or if the
motor sounds like it is slowing down or working very hard. Usually this
indicates a plug in the hoses.
Bagless vacuum cleaners that are properly maintained will work for many years
even under heavy cleaning conditions.