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Why does a vacuum cleaner smoke?

Almost everyone has a vacuum cleaner in their home and it has become an integral part of our lives. But if your vacuum starts to smoke, you need to know what's causing the problem and what to do about it.

When this problem arises in life, some people may think of buying a new machine. However, the problems that cause the vacuum cleaner to smoke are very simple and can be solved by yourself.

Possible reasons:


Mostly, it's because of a belt problem. When the motor is overworked, it heats up and usually burns out the belt, causing smoke. In addition, the belt can also smell of burning when worn or broken. So why does the belt break? That's because it may struggle to rotate when something heavy or a wire gets caught in the brush roller. This puts a lot of pressure on the belt, causing it to break.


If the brush is entangled with various pet hairs and long hair on the floor, it can easily cause blockages. If you don't clean it for a long time, it will use smoke or make some noise to remind you that it is wrong.


An overloaded motor can also overheat. If your vacuum cleaner has been used for a long time, it is tired now. So it will shut down by itself when it overheats. If the motor fails, there may be burnt plastic or wires.


Once you see the vacuum start to smoke or smell burnt, turn off the power and unplug it as soon as possible. Check that the belt is in good condition. If it is found to be badly worn, then the belt needs to be replaced. Make sure it can continue to be used in the future.

If the belt is ok, look to see if there is something on the brush. Brushes can affect the life of the belt, so turn the vacuum cleaner over as much as possible to check.

If there is a problem with the motor, it is not easy for you to solve it yourself. You need to seek professional help.


Vacuum cleaner smoke is a serious problem. You need to repair and maintain it properly. Check the vacuum cleaner belt, brush and other parts in time to keep it in good condition at all times.


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