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Question: How Do I Maintain a Vacuum Cleaner?
We buy a brand new vacuum cleaner, and we expect it to perform well time and time again. It should never get tired. It should never wear out. But how do we get it to last forever? Or if not forever, as close as it is possible to come?
Answer: Different vacuum cleaner models require different maintenance schedules and attention. Check your user manual to determine the maintenance needs of your machine.

In general, vacuum cleaners need to have their bags changed or their dirt containers emptied. Some vacuum cleaners may have belts that will need to be inspected and changed. Most bagless and some bagged vacuum cleaners now have filters that may need to be replaced or cleaned every month or few months.

In addition vacuum cleaner cords need to be examined at least seasonally to make sure no fraying wires are evident. The roller or beater bar of the vacuum cleaner will also need to have hair and fibers cleaned from its surface.

Your vacuum cleaner dealer should have suggestions to go along with the user manual about a maintenance schedule that will keep your vacuum cleaner in the best shape possible.

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