A canister vacuum cleaners hose is the link that connects the canister to the brush head, and they help in moving the machine and can be damaged in the process. The often leads to leaks in the hose and even loss of suction power.
Therefore, the hose of your canister vacuum cleaner needs to be regularly checked and if any damage, it should be repaired so your canister vacuum cleaner can get back in a good condition.
Once you’ve checked and noticed any defect in the hose of your vacuum, you would have to fix as soon as possible, else you may notice a drop in suction power while cleaning/vacuuming.
There are certain steps you’d need to take in order to fix the hose of your canister vacuum cleaner. No step should be skipped, in order to get the maximum result.
Steps for fixing the hose of your canister vacuum cleaner
By following the 8 steps below you would know how to fix your canister vacuum hose and get it active again:
First  Step: Check for clogged materials
This one can be a little bit tricky, but all you have to do test your vacuum. How do you test it? It’s easy if you notice your canister vacuum cleaner stops picking up debris or dirt particles, yet the vacuum’s motor is active, then you would know the problem emanates from either the rollers or the hose. Most times, clogged hose causes such problem.
To be sure of the cause of the problem you can simply turn your vacuum upside down and check to see if the roller at the base is clogged.
If it’s not clogged, then it’s the hose causing this problem. To be sure you can also check to see if the roller is turning.
Now that you’re sure it’s the hose causing the problem, you should check the entrance of the hose for any blockage such as formed debris, a piece of clothing, a toy, pegs, etc., all these items listed can be the cause of the blockage
Second  Step: Remove the clog
Once you notice of the items in the entrance of the hose, try pulling it out. Although most times these items get pushed further inside the hose, you can use a hanger hook to try pulling the items one after the other. They are other alternatives to using a hanger hook for the removal; you can make use a mop handle, broom handle to loosen the clog, so it can be pulled it out easily.
Third  Step: Detach the hose from the canister vacuum
You’ve tried different hooks and handles yet the clogged items are unable to be dislodged, well you can detach the hose from the canister vacuum. Sometimes the clogged items may be tough because the hose has been bent due to the blockage. When you detach the hose from the canister vacuum, you can make it straight and you can use the mop handle by inserting the mop handle into the top part of the hose.
By this time all clogged materials would come out. When you’re done dislodging the clogged items, reattach it back to your canister vacuum cleaner
Fourth  Step: Locate where the leak is
More often it can be a leak somewhere on the hose especially if there are no clogged items or bed rollers. So in such situation, you’d have to check for dents, punctures, or cracks on the hose. These holes can be tricky because merely looking at the hose you may not find any leakage if you’ve checked for clogged items or defective rollers and you found no issue, and then try bending the hose to see leakages where you won’t see normally.
Once found, you would have to fix the leakage of your hose. These lead to the next step
Fifth  Step: Clean the hose to reveal the leak
Just patching a leak in a canister vacuum cleaner should be viewed as a temporary relief only. Because the position of the leak ought to be cleaned properly to remove dust and greasy liquid from the hose. For this task, you’d need liquid soap.
Note: when cleaning, avoid spilling fluid into the tube.
Sixth  Step: Seal the leak
Once you’ve cleaned the vacuum hose with liquid soap, you can cover the leak with a small strip of duct tape.
You would have to apply pressure using duct tape on the affected part in the hose. If you notice multiple cracks/holes this happens as a result of the brush being brittle and if the case then it would be better you replace the hose
Note: Before using duct tape on the leak, ensure the particular area is completely dry and dust free so the tape can be firm. This is why I recommend you allow the hose dry for some few hours after cleaning the hose, before applying strips of duct tape on the affected area.
Please leave no gap in the leak, and ensure the tape you’re using is pressed firmly against the hose
Seventh  Step: Clean out the stickiness in the hose
Now you’ve sealed the vacuum, you need to remove the stickiness inside the hose due to adhesive properties of the duct tape.
Although by pressing the duct tape against the hose, you would have reduced the stickiness but to further reduce the stickiness, sprinkle some talcum or chalk on the floor, then plug your vacuum to suck it up. By doing this, all the stickiness would be totally wiped out.
Note: as you vacuum continually, the flow of air would pass through your vacuum hose, and the air pressure is quite strong, with time the duct tape will eventually peel off the edges of the duct tape. Although you can continue sealing the leak each time it gets peeled off, the leak would get bigger. So if you’ve repeated the sealing twice, I recommend you replace the hose, so it doesn’t get torn while you may be vacuuming.
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The steps explained above are a reliable way to fix your canister vacuum cleaner hose/leaks until you’re ready to replace the hose. Finding a new hose can be difficult, as creators of the products often phase out certain parts, they often create newer versions whereby the older version becomes obsolete, so thereby they phase out. And it can also be costly if you choose to replace right away without trying to repair the hose. So the steps listed above gives you a solution and also save you money for other pressing matters.
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