Why Do Vacuum Cleaners Overheat?

If you have ever been vacuuming and suddenly your vacuum cleaner shuts itself off, feels extremely warm to the touch, or even starts smoking, there is something wrong with your vacuum cleaner. Overheating is one of the most common issues vacuum cleaners can have. And it is one of the most serious issues for a vacuum and can even be dangerous, especially if there is smoke coming from the body of the vacuum. That is often a sign that there is a blockage or another serious problem with the motor. One of the best things you can do is bring the vacuum to a local vacuum repair shop. Otherwise you can troubleshoot your vacuum and try and see if there are repairs or maintenance you can handle yourself. If you live in the Plymouth area and need vacuum repair services, please let us know. We provide vacuum cleaner repairs and replacement at our location in Plymouth. 

How To Tell If There Is Something Wrong With Your Vacuum's Motor

One of the most obvious reasons a vacuum will overheat, shut off unexpectedly, or begin to smoke is issues with the motor. The motor of the vacuum cleaner has the most power going through it and with the motion that it has, any disruption can lead to a considerable amount of heat building up in a short period of time. Clogged filters, blockages in and around the motor, and anything that disrupts air flow could all cause the motor to overheat and eventually smoke. If not addressed, this can cause significant damage to both the motor and the rest of the vacuum cleaner. It is also possible to burnout a motor by using a vacuum for too long without giving it a chance to cool down. When a vacuum overheats, you should turn it off, wait for it to cold down naturally, and then inspect the interior of the vacuum for any blockages, issues with the fitlers, or issues with the motor. 

How Can I Tell If There Is An Electrical Problem With My Vacuum?

Smoke from your vacuum can also be caused by your electrical system in general. If you system is old and outdated or powering too many appliances at once, it can cause short circuits, overheating, and even electrical fires. A common sign that the problem is your electrical system instead of the vacuum itself is smoke/heat/burn marks around the outlets instead of the vacuum cleaner. 

How Can I Tell If There Is An Issue With My Vacuum Belt?

If your vacuum cleaner is belt-drive. Excessive damage to thee belt can lead to friction which can cause overheating, smoke, or burning smell emenating from your vacuum cleaner. If your belt is showing signs of wear and tear, you might need to replace it. 

Vacuum Cleaner Repairs & Cleaning in Plymouth MA

If you live in the Plymouth Massachusetts area and are interested in replacing or fixing your vacuum cleaner, we can help. Our team provides replacement parts like belts, motors, and more for a variety of vacuum cleaners. We can also help with your vacuum cleaner repair project at our location. Contact us for more information or to set up an appointment.