Common Central Vacuum Issues and Their Solutions

Common Central Vacuum Issues and Their Solutions

Technology has brought us many significant advances. One of those is the Central Vacuum Unit which helps reduce the drudgery of house cleaning. Instead of carrying a canister vacuum from room to room or manipulating an upright, you have the convenience of simply attaching a hose and appropriate accessory, and you are ready to work. The attachments make dealing with corners, window blinds, and other items much easier. From time to time, users will experience a glitch. 

Here are some of the more common issues and how to resolve them quickly and easily.

Not Turning On

If the suction does not start when you are ready to sweep, check the breaker box first. If the circuit breaker has tripped, reset it. If it happens again or consistently, it is a sign that some part of the motor is failing. If so, you will need to discuss the issue with a professional and order a new engine or at least parts. If it is the motor, it should not happen until after decades of use. The last possibility is that there is a bad electrical signal from the unit to the wall inlet. Give your dealer a call, and they will walk you through the troubleshooting.

Won't Turn Off

This does not happen very often. If it does, there is a problem with the circuit board. Contact your dealership and tell the representative the make and model of your unit. They stock generic boards for dozens of manufacturers. They can ship a new circuit board quickly.


Systems are generally installed with the ability to reach the room's perimeters with a 30 or 35-foot hose. If there has been some remodelling, it is possible that the reach now needs to be extended. This is simple. Add another 12-inch hose extension. In fact, if you would like to use your central vac to clean up the patio, deck, or other outdoor areas, just pick up a 50-foot hose to get to where you need to be.

Find the perfect Central Vacuum Unit for your needs.

If you are considering a central vacuum installation in Ottawa, The Vacuum Store is the perfect place to start. The experts at The Vacuum Store will be able to help you choose the right system for your home. We also offer a wide range of central vacuum accessories so that you can get the most out of your new system. Contact The Vacuum Store today if you have any questions!