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In 2020, the average household in the United States spent approximately $350 on major appliances. Vacuum cleaners are some of the most common appliances people buy, but many people make the mistake of replacing a broken one instead of repairing it.

Understanding the signs they need vacuum service and repair is crucial, and we’ve put together a guide to help you get started. Let’s take a look.

1. Vacuum Power Issues

This is one of the primary reasons to schedule vacuum repair. If you experience issues with your vacuum power, you may find that you’re unable to turn it on. You might also notice that the power cuts during use even while it should still function.

Airflow issues are common culprits. When the motor doesn’t get enough air, it overheats and cuts the power to protect itself.

Faulty circuitry could also be the cause. Regardless, it’s important not to use the vacuum until you repair it. Otherwise, you could further damage the appliance.

2. Burning Smells

If you notice a burning smell, stop using the vacuum immediately. This could be a sign of a wiring problem. During use, feel the device and its cord to see if it’s uncharacteristically warm.

There’s a chance you can resolve this issue on your own. Unplug the machine and check its electrical terminals.

If they are loose, tighten them with the appropriate tool (often a screwdriver). If the problem persists, there may be an issue with the motor that you will need a professional to look at.

Don’t attempt to resolve this on your own. You run the risk of electric shock.

3. Low Suction

To resolve this issue, you should empty the bag or container. If there aren’t underlying complications, the vacuum should function as normal.

Sometimes, though, bags that are excessively full could allow dirt to reach the motor. This could create clogs that mitigate suction power. Take your appliance to a professional if the problem persists.

4. Squeaking or Knocking

It can be difficult to notice the early signs of squeaking or knocking. This is simply due to the fact that most vacuums are notably loud.

By the time you notice abnormal sounds, the issue has progressed to the point where you can hear it over the regular vacuum noise. More often than not, sounds like these are the result of obstruction.

Check your vacuum to see if anything is lodged within it. In other situations, a faulty motor fan could be the source of the problem. Fixing a noisy vacuum in this case requires technical knowledge, so seek help from an expert.

Prioritize Vacuum Service and Repair

Understanding the signs you need professional help can help you save money in the future. You can get your current vacuum back up and running, and you won’t have to worry about purchasing a new product.


Speak with a representative at Mars Vacuum Center. Our professional team is full of experts in vacuum service and repair. We’re ready to help our customers with any of their vacuum needs.

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