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My Vacuum Cleaner Turns Off After Few Minutes. What Should I Do?

My Vacuum Cleaner Turns Off After Few Minutes. What Should I Do?

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Guest [Entry]

"Cause 1

On - Off Switch

To determine if the switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the on-off switch does not have continuity, replace it.

Cause 2

Drive Motor

First, test the power switch for continuity to ensure that the motor is getting power. If the power switch has continuity, ensure that the blower wheel turns freely and is clear of obstructions. If power is getting to the motor, and the motor turns freely, but the motor still won’t run, replace the motor.

Cause 3

Fan Motor

First, test the power switch for continuity to ensure that the motor is getting power. If the power switch has continuity, ensure that the blower wheel turns freely and is clear of obstructions. If power is getting to the motor, and the motor turns freely, but the motor still won’t run, replace the fan motor."
Guest [Entry]

"Here's a simple explanation that i've found that helps me fix it.

The vacuum motor shutting down usually is an indication that there is a partial air blockage in the tubing that the dirt travels through. The air that the vacuum cleaner picks up has to travel through the vacuum and the dirt stops at the filter and the air continue on through the motor to keep it cool. If there is a restriction the motor will over heat and shut down on thermal over load and has to cool and reset before the motor will start up again.

Please make sure all the filters are clean and the dirt and air that travels in the tubing is clean and has not blockages.

If you have to replace the motor it will come with some of the plastic housings that surround it.

Take the dirt cup out of the vacuum and turn it on to see if the motor will run for more than five minutes.

Do no vacuum with the cup removed just let it run if it will.

Hope it helps! cheers!"
Guest [Entry]

"So, if we analyse this:

Machine turns off soon after starting?

These issues are usually a faulty switch. Whilst it is true that there can be a variety of reasons, the only way to know for sure is to have an electrician test it. However, I have had similar problems and they are usually to do with the switch not working"
Guest [Entry]

"The motor is overheating because either the cooling air flow is inadequate, or the motor is working harder than it is designed to handle. Both of these are usually caused by restricted airflow through the main path of the machine or stuff binding up moving parts. .

I suggest start with the debris collection area. Is there a replaceable bag? Replace it as well as any primary and secondary filters. Straighten any hoses and check visually for clogs, or run a broom handle up the hose.

Disassemble the power nozzle and remove hair and threads from the moving parts and bearings.

If the cause is still not obvious, disassemble the main unit down to the vacuum motor. Again check for debris, dust, threads and hair that may have found their way into the moving parts and bearings and belts making things hard to turn.

A vacuum cleaner is a pretty simple device, it can usually be disassembled pretty easily, search YouTube for clues to your model.

Namish Thakur"