How do I unclog my central vac?

How do I know if my central vacuum is clogged?

Check the hose by inserting it directly into the main vacuum unit in the garage or basement. Turn the unit on and feel the suction at the end of the hose handle. If there is no or low suction, then the clog is in the hose.

Why has my central vacuum lost suction?

Determine where your hose is blocked. If you get low suction at all of your outlets, it means your blockage is either in the hose or more likely, between the first outlet and your canister. If you only have low suction on one outlet, the blockage is between that one and the one that’s working fine.

How do I fix the suction on my vacuum?

When your vacuum cleaner can’t achieve proper suction, the solution is generally easy.

  1. Empty the bag or chamber. …
  2. Your height setting might be wrong. …
  3. Check the filters. …
  4. Check your hose. …
  5. Check your brush roll. …
  6. If your brush roll is clean, but still isn’t spinning, you probably have a belt problem.


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