5 tips to increase vacuum cleaner suction power

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Vacuum maintenance is the simplest, least expensive way to get your cleaner to perform at peak efficiency. Not only does this give you a return on investment and help you avoid inconveniences, but it also contributes to the environment by keeping machines out of landfills.

Generally, if well maintained, a vacuum can live up to eight years. However, over time, many vacuums suffer from a loss of suction, resulting in reduced cleaning power. This lack of suction can be caused by a simple clog or by poor maintenance and care.

Make yours last and avoid replacing it by taking better care of your cleaning companion. Electrolux Korea is here to suggest you 5 essential tips to increase your vacuum suction power.


4 factors that determine the suction power of a vacuum cleaner


Suction power of a vacuum is determined by different factors. For example, the connection between different parts is critical: if there is false air, the suction strength will quickly be reduced.


Connecting parts


The better the parts connect to each other, the higher the suction power. It is recommended to purchase parts that are provided from the same brand of your vacuum cleaner.


Suction nozzles


The narrower the suction nozzle, the more powerful the suction is. Vacuum cleaners with strong suction usually come with turbo nozzles which help clean hair from carpets effectively.


Floor type


On softer floor types, a vacuum cleaner can be more powerful than hard floors.


Maintenance


It is advisable to have regular check and maintenance for the suction of your vacuum cleaner. A blockage or heavily soiled can make your vacuum less powerful.


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5 tips to increase your vacuum suction power


1. Clean the attachments


To maintain the suction power of your vacuum cleaner, don’t leave your vacuum attachments dirty.

When you notice dust build-up, wipe the nozzles and tubes with a cloth. Pay close attention to the motorized brush where hair and fibers can get trapped, which can stop it from spinning and damage its bearings. To detangle, remove the detachable roller from the unit and cut the knots with a pair of scissors, being careful not to include the bristles.

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2. Inspect the belt


The driver belt is the rubber band that connects the brush to the motor shaft to make it spin. Make sure it’s not stretched out so your vacuum can capture all debris with less swipes. If it needs to be changed, you can buy a new one and easily replace it yourself by following its instructions.


3. Empty the bin or bag


One of the easiest ways to increase vacuum cleaner suction is to empty the dust collection bag. Dust containers need to have enough space for airflow, otherwise, they could get clogged and have less vacuum suction power.

Regularly check your dust compartment and empty or change it when it’s already 70-80% full. If you have pets or a large home, we recommend you do this more often.

You can also rely on some Electrolux bagless vacuum cleaners that have a bag change indicator. Most bagless types have transparent dust cups so you can monitor the dirt intake.

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4. Assess the filter


Filters are designed to catch allergens and pollen. Wash or replace them to ensure good air quality in your home and to maintain your vacuum’s suction.

While cleaning instructions may depend on your use and vacuum type, as a general rule, wash your fine dust filters once a month, and clean or replace your HEPA filters every 6 - 12 months. Washable filters can be simply rinsed under the tap, then let dry.

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5. Schedule an appointment with us


Follow the tips above to keep your vacuum in top condition. If you need a deeper inspection or repair, reach out to our Customer Service Centre and our expert technicians will happily assist you. For appliance queries or maintenance help, please contact our customer care team for further support.


Good suction vacuum cleaner recommendation


In conclusion, there can be many reasons why your vacuum cleaner has low suction. It could be dirty filters, a clogged container, or an obstruction in the hose. Inspect all these areas and replace any parts if needed to restore full vacuum suction power.

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