What could possibly cause your vacuum to bring out smoke? Can warming it be an issue? Normally vacuum cleaners were built to be used at least twice a week depending on your house, so if it’s built to be used frequently what now causes it to smoke?
Vacuum cleaners have multiple parts that work harmoniously to provide suction that enables it to remove dirt, dust, debris from your home’s flooring. Here’s what happens behind the scenes, the belt helps move the brush roller that is built for guiding the debris into the machine. So if any problem occurs during the cleaning process, a smoke smell may develop, signaling a failing component which is causing the machine to malfunction
Well, can that be the only the reason your vacuum smells of smoke when it starts to malfunction? Read on, that’s what we’re about to find out
Possible causes of the smoking
Listed are the possible causes that may cause the smoke smell in your vacuum cleaner;
A broken belt is one of the major reasons your vacuum cleaner may smell burnt. To check, simply turn off and unplug your vacuum cleaner from the socket and check first if the belt is still intact, if it is, you can check if there’s hair keeping the belt from turning, carpet fiber, and string, if you find any pull out immediately from the brush roller, and plug back! Or replace the belt if it needs replacement.
Another place to check is underneath the brush roller. When vacuuming sometimes, an object can become lodged between the brush roller the belt, it can cause your vacuum to emit the same burnt odor. To check this, simply unplug your vacuum from the socket, and gently pull the object from your vacuum cleaner
Spoilt Brush Roller
A broken brush roller will also emit a burning smell. To check, simply unplug the vacuum cleaner from the socket so you can check the state of the brush roller. If the roller needs replacement, do so or have your vacuum cleaner checked by an authorized dealer
If you notice the brush roller and the belt are working as they ought to, and you still smell burning rubber, it can be leading to a problematic motor in your vacuum cleaner. Have the vacuum cleaner checked by an authorized dealer or service center
After having found the possible cause of your vacuum smelling like burnt rubber, what can you possibly do to mitigate such incidence? Is there a way you can tell beforehand and prevent such from happening while vacuuming?
It can be coined from this sentence “Prevention is Key!”
When cleaning you should take note of things like dust, hair, string, sometimes tends to get hooked up in the beater bar (the spinning section located at the bottom) of the vacuum, making run slowly with less suction power than it should.
When next you want to use your vacuum, you should always carry the vacuum up and flip over to check the beater bar if there any potential clogs that may affect the cleaning and cause the smell, because clogged bar can be an issue if not corrected promptly. After checking, the next thing is to make sure your vacuum cleaner is moving freely, this is one underlying factor that causes the smoke smell.
Another helpful tip that would help in preventing the smoke smell is, try cleaning the filter of your vacuum frequently, if you’re not sure of how frequent you should be doing that, and then consults the manufacturer’s manual to check the recommended timeframe you should be cleaning the filter and when it needs replacement, because the filter can be clogged.
Change the Belt Properly
Another tip that can be useful for your vacuum cleaner is to change the belt at least once a year if it uses a rubber belt. Because rubber belt stretches and gets worn out with time. Although if your belt is metal and it is geared to the assembly of your vacuum cleaner, then you can replace it according to the right time in the manufacturer’s manual.
Note: Metal belts last longer than a rubber belt
Did you find this post helpful? One way to avoid having your vacuum cleaner is for you to simply avoid it. How do you avoid it, doesn’t it happen to most vacuum cleaners with time? Well, Yes and No
No, if you do a general checkup once in a while at least, as the vacuum helps us in cleaning our homes, doing a checkup on it won’t nudge.
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