How to fix the noise of your Vacuum Cleaner?

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Are you annoyed by the strong noise your Vacuum cleaner is producing? It is not common for a vacuum cleaner to produce unbearable sound. There must be something wrong with your favorite house help machine which you are ignoring. Here are some important checks you can do at home and can save a lot of money in a repair shop.

Any sound in the range of 55 dB to 85 dB is fine as far as the hearing capacity is considered. However, if the human ear is exposed to noise more than 80 dB, it may damage the hearing ability severely. It may sound odd but even a new vacuum cleaner can go beyond the range. Better to keep this in mind the next time you will be buying a new vacuum cleaner for your home. 

1. Does your vacuum cleaner filter needs care?

With excessive use and regular exposure to dust and dirt, the filters attached to the vacuum cleaner get grime on them. This dusty layer closes the way for air to pass through the channel. Thus, the machine puts a lot of effort and generates noise in excess to pass the air throughout the system. There are generally two filters present in a regular household vacuum cleaner. One is the regular filter near the dust bag/canister and if you have an advanced model, your vacuum cleaner must also possess a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter. These HEPA filters are also used in other appliances like Air Conditioners.

Cleaning these filters is an easy task but you have to keep in mind that these small fabric nets are delicate and tender. Take a bowl full of lukewarm water and gently rub the filters with your hands. Then dry them and place them back. You must get the noise level back to normal.

2. Is it the Vacuum Tube making the noise?

The long plastic hose connecting the main unit to the vacuum brush may be the reason behind the lousy noise your vacuum cleaner is producing. Sometimes, large particles like coins and beads choke the pipe. This leads to an obstructive airflow. As a result, The motor has to put extra effort to pass the wind through the system. This produces an annoying sound.

You have to first simply detach the tube from both ends and then clean it with the help of a metal wire which you have to pass through its one end to another. Thus, you can reduce the noise level.

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3. The fan may be the real noisemaker

Vacuum cleaner fan

If it’s not the outside parts, the problem is with the vacuum fan probably. The large fan placed adjacent to the motor gets loosened often due to irregular usage. This fan is responsible for the negative pressure which is generated to create a vacuum in the system.

Check if the fan or its blades are broken or the fan is dislocated. Screw it well to the motor back or replace the same.

4. It’s better to check if the motor is not roaring

If the fan is in perfect condition and moving just fine, It’s better to inspect the electric motor. This motor is the heart and soul of the whole vacuum cleaner. Thus, needs to be perfectly intact. If it is throwing a burning smell, or it’s rusted-on different places, you should get it replaced. Hence, you can get the noise gone away from your vacuum cleaner.

5. Brush Bearings can be annoyingly loud

The brush roller present on the surface unit runs on a set of ball bearings. With time, these bearings may get rusted. As a result, the bearings produce a lot of friction in the roller and produce unbearable noise.

The best solution for the same is to replace the brush and hence, control the noise. Therefore, We have picked the best universal vacuum cleaner brushes for you-

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    This is a simple problem to solve by turning off the cleaner, inspecting the pipes for blockages, and removing dino game them. You can also check and empty the canister to remove any potential blockages. Filters that are clogged or dirty can also cause your cleaner to be noisier than usual.

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