vacuum hoses or pipe clogged?
Make it suck again.
great. They have many advantages over tradition vacuums, in that they
are more powerful, require emptying less often, deliver dust AWAY from
the main living areas, and the hose is light and easy to use on stairs
and in tight corners.
There are some dis-advantages too. Because they need emptying less
frequently, they often don’t get emptied at all! And because
are more powerful, some people try to suck up everything from pine
cones to toys to small family pets. And that long hose?
All it takes is an
piece of stalk from a Wisk broom to start clogging everything up.
These problems often create another big disadvantage, which is when the
get blocked up, there is often no easy way to clean out the system.
first task is to determine if the blockage is in the main vacuum
canister itself, in the
piping, or in the hose or attachment.
The first thing to check is the main vacuum canister,usually located in
or utility room. Is the bag full?
Empty it to be sure and get
Is the vacuum portion of the unit sealed tight?
Are there evident blocks in the PVC pipe
into the canister?
the vacuum on with the manual switch at the canister, and then open the
closest hose receptacle to the main unit. If there is strong suction,
try plugging in the attachment hose.
If there is
no suction on the hose, then the hose itself is where your blockage can
by plugging in the hose, and going down the length of the hose, bending
and jiggling it,
will dislodge the debris that is caught.
Be sure the hose is plugged in, and the vacuum is on, so the debris will
sucked out as you
If this does not work, get a broom handle (or similar thick piece of
round wood) and insert
it in one end of the hose. Pull the hose together over the stick,
it off the other end.
Continue doing this to push the stick through the hose.
is clear and the blockage is not on the first hose receptacle, check
each receptacle further away or on the levels above to try to determine
where the blockage is.
Once you determine where the block is, use a residential size plumbing
snake or an
electricians fish wire to poke the debris in the PVC
Turn on the vacuum unit using the manual ON/OFF switch on the unit
plug the hose into
another outlet to turn the vacuum on.. The suction of the vacuum will
debris as you poke the blockage.
If this is not successful, and if you.have a crawl space, it will make
access to most of your system very easy.
You will find that the PVC pipe should NOT have
glued together, which usually makes
for easy disassembly, however runs up interior
higher floors will still be inaccessible.
the Central Vacuum Clogged
is not in the PVC piping, the hose, or in the canister
unit, you will need to contact us to have a technician check out your
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