Does your vacuum cleaner make a sound when you clean? And you’re probably wondering what you’d do to the vacuum, because of the disturbance it’s causing you.
Not to worry in this post I’d outline the possible causes of the noise coming from your vacuum cleaner so you’d fix it.
But before listing possible causes, let me ask, how old is your vacuum cleaner? Because vacuum cleaners get louder as they get louder, especially ones with dust bags (bagged). If your vacuum is over 7 years, then it’s advisable you get another one. But if you use a Miele, Dyson, or Kenmore then you have no problem, as these brands could last a lifetime.
Possible Causes of a Loud Vacuum Cleaner
Listed below are possible causes to look out for if you notice your vacuum has been making weird noises of lately.
Your vacuum can get suddenly loud if the filter is dirty. Because when the filter of your vacuum gets clogged and dirty, it starts getting louder as you use it, because, now it has to exert more suction power to suck up dirt, whereby causing more blockage, leading to an even louder noise.
To fix this problem, you simply replace them if they’re not washable. If they are, then you can simply remove the filters, in order to remove the dust and debris from the filter before you wash with warm water. Once washed, allow the filter to dry and place back in the unit. If done correctly your vacuum cleaner should run at correctly at its sound level.
Note that: most Vacuum cleaners come with one or two filters.
Clogs can be formed in the hose of your vacuum cleaner, which may cause loud noise when in use. While cleaning, it may suck in an object or a button. This objects stuck in the vacuum would make the vacuum cleaner exert more suction power so it can be free to suck more dirt, but in the process of this, it makes loud noises.
To fix this, you simply check for clogs in the hose, tubes of your vacuum. If any is found, you can get rid of it with your hand. If you aren’t able to remove the clog with your hand, then try to remove with a stick or a knitting needle.
Note that: there are some clogs that are really bad, and if you try to force out, you may damage the tube, so tread carefully or take to a repair shop.
Spoilt Brush Bearing:
A spoilt brush bearing could be another cause. When your brush bearing is spoilt, the vacuum cleaner naturally gets louder, but this time it also vibrates. To fix this problem, take out the spoilt brush and replace it.
Note that: if you can’t repair the spoilt brush bearing, you can take it to a repair shop.
Every vacuum cleaner has a fan in the motor, and if the fan there breaks for any reason, then it can cause a loud vacuum. When vacuuming sometimes dirt passes through the motor, this would cause the fan to take the dirt and getting broken in the process. This is why you hear that shrieking sound.
Note that: if the fan in your motor is broken, please replace as soon as possible, delay to do so could lead to further damages of your vacuum cleaner. if you’re unable to fix the fan (you shouldn’t) please visit a repair shop
Worn Out Grease on Your Motor:
When vacuuming if you the sound you hear is high pitched, then it could be a sign of worn out motor. The grease of a motor is normally used to cause lubrication and positive friction, but if the grease on the motor is worn out, then there’s loss of lubrication. With the loss of lubrication, you start hearing metals clinking together.
To fix this, you can simply replace the grease with a new one, but I advise you take it to a repair shop so the grease would be applied properly with doing the wrong thing.
Note that: if the vacuum is pretty old and not any of the brands known to last long, then it’s time you changed it.
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Sometimes having more than one vacuum cleaner is not a bad idea, it can save you a ton in the long run. You don’t have to use one till it wears out, so it’s a good decision to make. It’s also important your mind what you vacuum because vacuuming the wrong object can lead to clogged tubes.
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