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Common Vax Vacuum Faults

Bosch washing machines have a great reputation across Bath and the South West for delivering reliable and long-lasting service. Each machine comes with a host of features and benefits that have elevated the laundry process.

However, from time-to-time malfunctions can happen that can cause your Bosch washing machine to not perform to its fullest potential. These malfunctions will show themselves in error codes that will appear on the display screen of your washing machine. No matter which model of Bosch washing machine you have, at Bath Domestic Appliances, we have put together a quick guide on the most common error codes and what they mean.

There are many reasons why your Vax has stopped working and isn’t turning on when you go to vacuum. The first thing to check is the power source, this includes the socket, plug and power cord, working your way to the drive motor and if appropriate, the vacuum hose.

Firstly, change the electrical outlet socket. If the vacuum still isn’t turning on, check the power cord from end to end. There may be wear and tear damage at the weak points that connect the cord to the vacuum and plug. If you do find dame to the power cord, disconnect the vacuum from the power source and do not continue.

Another issue could be the vacuum’s suction motor not running when activated. The suction motor is what rotates the fan that creates the suction in the vacuum. The solution for this would be to replace the suction motor.

If you have a canister vacuum look for damage along the hose, as the hose has integrated wires that carry power. If the hose has damage, replace it.

The first thing to do is turn off the power from the main electrical supply. The vacuum shutting off is most likely a safety precaution built in to prevent the vacuum from becoming a danger from overheating or worse.

The superficial causes for your VAX vacuum shutting off during use can be from blockages along the hose and body of the model. There can also be a blockage caused by a build-up of dust, dirt, hair and debris across the models’ brush bar.

Detach all possible components from the main body of the vacuum, including hose and dirt container. Make sure that the debris is emptied, filters are clean and the brush roll is free from entangled debris.

Vacuum cleaners are notorious for their noise. However, you soon notice when something does not sound right. You may experience a whistling sound in your Vax vacuum, this can come from the dirt container. To resolve this, remove the dirt container, empty and clean the seals. Replace and try the vacuum again.

If you’ve noticed that your Vax vacuum cleaner isn’t performing as well as it usually is and not picking up, the most likely cause would be a blockage. Remove the floorhead and place your hand over the tube. Turn the model on and see if the suction is stronger. Repeat this method working up the model to find the source of the blockage.

If you’ve done this and there is no blockage, there may be an issue with the model’s motor, which will need to be professionally repaired.

If you are still experiencing problems with your VAX vacuum cleaner or there is an issue not highlighted here, get in touch with us here at Bath Domestic Appliances. Our friendly and professional team have extensive experience servicing Vax vacuum cleaners.

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