Why Are Vacuum Cleaners So Loud?

(Last Updated On: October 4, 2022)

Have you ever wondered why vacuum cleaners are so loud? If you had, you’d be surprised to know that the answer lies within one of its simplest parts.

Vacuum cleaners produce noise because they rely on air compression to suck up heavy particles like dirt and dust.


Why is my Vacuum Cleaner so loud?

The loud vacuum noise produced is often coming from your vacuum motor.

The electric motor inside is what helps generate suction power and as such it produces a loud noise.

Vacuum cleaners are meant to be loud, but if it’s abnormally loud it could be an issue with your vacuum.

This noise could stem from a broken brush bearing which can make a really loud noise. When your brush bearing breaks, you need to take your vacuum to a repair shop or send it in for warranty.

Another issue could be a broken fan. If the vacuum cleaner’s fan breaks, this can transform a quiet vacuum cleaner into a loud vacuum.

How can I fix my vacuum being so loud?

To bring your vacuum back to a normal sound level, we need to first make sure we clean out dirty filters.

To restore air flow and make the vacuum suction revert back to normal, open up your vacuum. Most vacuum cleaners are simple to take apart , an upright vacuum cleaner should come in multiple parts.

Inside your vacuum cleaner, you should find one or two filters.

Take out these filters and clean them with warm water. If you have a HEPA filter, it may need to be replaced. HEPA filters usually have a lifespan of 6 months.

If you have a bagged vacuum, take out the debris bag and replace it with a new one.

A tough clog in the filters will make your vacuum work much harder. It makes the motor spin at very high speed to produce the same suction as before. To check for one use a knitting needle and prod out any clogs, this should reduce the noise.

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