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A Fault In A Working Vacuum Cleaner Repaired

By on July 15, 2020
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A vacuum cleaner was brought by a customer for repair. He said that it was working fine but the lever that controls the speed of the motor is faulty.

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It is a vacuum cleaner.

Dust and dirt is part of its function and based on that I was almost sure that the lever that controls the motor was dirty; that is why it was not working; let us check it out.

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I took all the screws off but the main one that was giving me a hard time was hidden under the power button. After I finally found it, I was able to take the top cover off and take a look inside the device.

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I took the dirt bag and the filters out for cleaning; I headed directly to the faulty area.

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As I took the two screws off I was able to reach the lever that controls the motor and I did something checking there.

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As expect, it was dirty and needed some cleaning. I went ahead and cleaned this area and also checked the other side of it.

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I gave it a shot of contact cleaning alcohol and re soldered the four soldering joints on the board.

I put the machine back together and tested it. The level was working just fine. I was able to control the speed of the motor. Customer was happy and the repair target was reached.

Mission Accomplished. 

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Parasuraman S

    July 15, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Yah! The Vacuum cleaner itself should be cleaned periodically, lest it should fail to or function to the expected standard! Perhaps we can keep two and use it for cleaning each other occasionally! (LOL)

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 16, 2020 at 4:34 pm

      Parasuraman: the customers usually do not care about the vacuum cleaner unless it is making a loud sound or something wrong with it. the customer do not know that cleaning is part of maintenance to keep the machine up and running. have a blessed day

  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    July 16, 2020 at 12:57 am

    Cleaning vacuum cleaners is no nice job but it saved the electronic cleaner. And if it proves anything it is that we can't clean without making something else dirty in the process!

    • Parasuraman S

      July 16, 2020 at 7:19 am

      Yes, in fact, cleaning is always displacing the dust to another place! No dust or dirt can really be 'removed.' Every time you dust a place, it goes and settles on something else! If you use a sucker type, it goes and settles inside! If you blow it off, again it goes to air and settles somewhere else! If you burn it, it transforms itself to smoke dust and settles elsewhere. If you wash it off, again same thing happens! We cannot get rid of it from this earth! It is like our mind, I think! However you try to clean it up, it gathers somewhere else! (Ha! Ha!)

      • Waleed Rishmawi

        July 17, 2020 at 2:29 pm

        Parasuraman: you are right.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 16, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      Albert: that is totally true but if the customer maintain his machine and clean it once in a while it will serve him for a long time. have a blessed day


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