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Repair Guide - How to unclog a Twin Energy Upright Vacuum


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Unclogging a Sharp upright vacuum cleaner is one of the easier repairs you will perform on a vacuum cleaner. The areas of the vacuum that you need to check for debris are easily accessible. This task usually doesn't require the use of any tools. This repair guide will be relevant to the Sharp upright Twin Energy vacuum series. You want to avoid running this vacuum until you have unclogged it. Motors burn out over time, and running the vacuum while it is clogged will accelerate the process.

Make sure you keep an eye on your vacuum cleaner bag. Overfilling a Sharp vacuum bag will cause debris to back up into the hose of the vacuum cleaner. This will obviously have a negative effect regarding the cleaning performance of your vacuum. Don't fill these bags much more than halfway and under no condition should you every try to reuse a disposable vacuum bag. If a vacuum bag breaks inside of a Sharp upright vacuum you run the risk of screwing up the motor.

Step 1:
UNPLUG YOUR SHARP UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER.

Step 2:
Remove the front panel on the vacuum cleaner , revealing the vacuum bag area. Remove and discard the vacuum bag. A sharp vacuum cleaner bag should never be more than half full or it will create a reduction in vacuum cleaner suction. I know these bags are small, but you really should keep an eye on this area of the vacuum. An overfilled or broken vacuum bag will cause problems with the motor sooner or later, and that's an expensive repair. After you have remove the vacuum cleaner bag, check for and remove any debris that might have backed up into the vacuum. Also, while you are in this area make sure the filter that sits at the bottom of this area is in place, and isn't caked up with debris. The motor is located under this filter. Put a new vacuum cleaner bag back on the machine before you close this area up.

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Step 3:
The next area you want to check is at the bottom of the vacuum cleaner. Remove the vacuum hose from the bottom of the machine (like you would when you use the onboard attachments). Check the hose and the area you just remove it from for debris. If you are using a needle nose plier to remove debris, be careful you don't puncture the vacuum hose.
suctions hose meets the base pic
Step 4:
Turn the vacuum upside down on a surface where you can access the bottom of the vacuum. Remove the bottom place. On your left hand side behind the roller, check for debris. If you are having trouble removing debris from here, remove the 2 screws to release the based of the suction hose from the vacuum base housing. Reassamble your vacuum. If the vacuum cleaner is still clogged, repeat the step above. If you are still having problems, bring it to a vacuum cleaner repair shop.

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