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How to take care of my vacuum cleaner? (Part II)

The care of vacuum cleaners is essential for their proper functioning: a poorly maintained vacuum cleaner does not suck enough, heats up, smells funny or may break down. Therefore, it is essential to keep an eye on the most sensitive elements of the appliance that suffer the most wear and tear due to continuous use. In this electrotodo.es blog post we are going to explain the weak points of vacuuming robots and brooms.

The main problems that are seen in appliance repair shops regarding vacuum cleaners answer these questions:


"My vacuum cleaner vacuums poorly"
"My vacuum cleaner smells burning (or gets too hot)"
"My broom brush won't move"
"My vacuum cleaner smells bad"
"My vacuum cleaner battery lasts only a short time"
"My vacuum cleaner doesn't work"


"My vacuum cleaner doesn't work"

"My vacuum cleaner doesn't work"

"My vacuum cleaner smells like it's burning (or gets too hot).

The last blog post focused on the care of bagged and bagless sled vacuum cleaners. This time we're going to look at robot vacuum cleaners, broom and water vacuum cleaners.

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Robot vacuum cleaners

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These types of robots are used for a daily cleaning, they are very practical for day to day, but, in many occasions, it is necessary to have a powerful vacuum cleaner to support the most important cleanings of the house. Therefore, robot vacuum cleaners deal with daily dirt, and they work A LOT. It is necessary to take their maintenance very much into account: they are not usually cheap devices, and, if we take care of them properly, they can help us for a long time.

As with all bagless vacuum cleaners, suction robots must have their filters clean and it is advisable to change them when they are not in perfect condition or show deformations and breaks.

The rotating brushes are the ones that collect the dirt and attract it towards the center of the robot, in the axis of these brushes hairs can be rolled up, it is advisable to check their condition. In addition, with the passage of time they wear out due to use and must be replaced. Many of these rotating brushes can be replaced by removing them under pressure or simply by loosening a screw.

The tamping brush is the one in the center of the robot and pushes the dirt into the tank. It must always be kept clean, as this is the most essential and hardest suffering part of the robot. ALWAYS check it when the cleaning is finished.

Over time, vacuum cleaner batteries eventually lose autonomy. Little by little, the cleaning duration becomes shorter. The batteries are not usually very difficult to change, sometimes, some vacuum cleaners are prepared for the user to change it at any time, and in others it is necessary to disassemble the appliance, but they are not usually complex repairs.

* Batteries are not very difficult to change.

* Batteries are not cheap: charge your vacuum cleaner as instructed by the manufacturer in the appliance's instructions. There are times when the robot is left unused for a very long period of time, the battery becomes unusable, even if it has not been in use.

Robot wheels can become blocked due to dirt accumulating on their axles. It is not always easy to change these wheels. There are several types of mounting systems, with different difficulties in repair. If you have any doubts, before buying wheels for your robot vacuum cleaner, please contact our customer service.

Broom and handheld vacuum cleaners

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Like robot vacuum cleaners, broom vacuums are not the ones in charge of the big cleanings of the house, but they are the ones that every day take care of the daily work, like a traditional broom, but more powerful and comfortable to use. They have a simple maintenance that we must attend to if we want them to last.

The brush is the one that collects the dirt, usually have a central tamping, a brush that rotates on an axis, picking up dirt from the floor. This brush is usually filled with coiled hair, so it is necessary to keep it clean so that the cleaning is correct and does not get blocked. When this part becomes blocked, it immediately causes a malfunction in the brush shaft or motor. Some brooms sell the brush tamping brush separately, but other models sell the entire brush attachment assembled.

Some brooms sell the brush tamping brush separately, but other models sell the entire brush attachment assembled.

  • Wheel
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    To move the broom across the floor, the brush is usually fitted with wheels. These are the ones that wear out the most, because they support the weight during the whole cleaning. It is very common to have to change the wheels of the broom vacuum cleaner several times during its lifetime. They are usually easily replaced: they can be disassembled and assembled by pressure on almost all models.

  • Battery
  • As above, with robot vacuums, these batteries lose capacity over time. Always charge the battery according to the manufacturer's instructions.

    * Batteries are not cheap: charge your vacuum cleaner as instructed by the manufacturer in the appliance's instructions. There are occasions when the broom is left unused for a very long period of time, the battery becomes unusable, even if it has not been in use.

    * Batteries do not come cheap: charge your vacuum cleaner as instructed by the manufacturer in the appliance instructions.

    Water vacuum cleaners

    This special type of vacuum cleaner differs in that one of its main filtering systems for air cleaning is performed in a water tank. Even so, this type of vacuum cleaners usually have HEPA and foam filters, which complete the filtering function, so their maintenance in terms of these types of parts is identical to that of bagless vacuum cleaners.

    A very frequent mistake in the use of this type of appliance is not respecting the maximum water level. NEVER exceed the maximum water level, and it is advisable to stay below it, since if it is exceeded at some point, the water can end up entering the vacuum circuit and reach the motor, rendering the appliance completely useless.

    The more we take care of our appliances, not only the longer they will last, with the consequent economic and ecological savings, but also the more effective and efficient their operation during their period of use.

    In the case of vacuum cleaners, a good maintenance saves us work, time and money, since a good maintenance optimizes the energy expenditure of the appliance.

    We hope we have been of help, until the next entry.

    We hope to have been of help, until the next entry.

    Greetings, and good luck!

    We hope to have been of help, until the next entry.