Welcome to our October edition of TechTalk all about the spookiness of your vacuum cleaner motors and what you should, and should not do! Vacuums have become a useful part of our lives, starting way back in 1901 on the streets of London. The first one being invented by an Engineer by the name of Hubert Cecil Booth. For an engineer, he made one fatal mistake though, the first vacuum cleaner blew dust, rather than sucked it up…
Fortunately for everyone, CEMSA are vacuum specialists, which means that we only import vacuums that suck dust. Ranging from domestic single-motor vacuums to industrial 3-motors that create cyclones to suck the finest of dust! Check out our range here.
Today’s article centers around a few tips and tricks, as well as some essential information for vacuum cleaners that everybody from your local house-wife to your procurement manager could use.
The #1 Reason Vacuum Motors Burn Out
Motors burn out when they are used for extended periods of time or their ability to function is inhibited. For example, if you were to turn a vacuum cleaner on and stick your dishcloth in it, your motor would burn out. But the main reason for this is because the filter gets blocked. In the same sense that the dishcloth restricts airflow to the motor, accumulated dust can do the same. This places stress on the motor and will inevitably lead to it burning out. This is why we ALWAYS recommend buying additional filters when purchasing a vacuum cleaner.
When Is My Filter Blocked & When Should I Clean It?
A high-pitched whining indicates that your filter might be clogged. You might ask, but Tristan, vacuums are notorious for whining, how can I tell? And well, you cannot, but it sounds different, trust me. This is why your vacuum should be cleaned after every use, yes I know it sucks but you’ve managed to get up and hoover the house, you might as well do the job properly. You can clean your filter by using a soft-bristled brush or simply giving it a good ‘ol slam against the stoep wall. Do not use water! This compromises the integrity of the fibres and if your vacuum has Sani-Filter technology in it, then water will wash it off.
What Happens if I Couldn’t Be Bothered to Clean my Filter?
Do you like the smell of burning plastic? Me neither, and that is why you should clean or replace your filter as often as it seems necessary. Consider yourself lucky if your motor burns out, because in some cases the motor will continue to run and melt through the plastic base of the vacuum cleaner. So long as you avoid melting your entire vacuum cleaner, you can easily get your motor replaced or repaired at a variety of outlets around South Africa, don’t just throw the whole thing away! (Unless its a Karcher)
MaPa Cleaning Technologies is one of these outlets:
We boast a wide range of vacuum cleaner to suit any application! CEMSA also stocks a wide variety of spares and accessories including any hoover parts you might need to repair one! If you would like to apply to become a distributor, kindly visit us here. If you have any questions or would like to make an inquiry, please feel free to contact your nearest CEMSA branch via our contact page.
We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe in these trying times.