While you are vacuuming, your vacuum cleaner suddenly makes a lot of noise. Don’t be scared! There can be several reasons why a vacuum cleaner suddenly makes a louder noise than normal. For example, a filter may be clogged or the dust bag needs to be replaced.
In this article I would like to help you further! Let’s see why your vacuum cleaner makes a loud noise and how we can solve this (quickly).
Why does a vacuum cleaner sound louder than normal?
When a vacuum cleaner suddenly makes more noise than usual out of nowhere, something is wrong. Often it is a problem with the airflow: the vacuum cleaner parts do not connect properly or there is a blockage in your vacuum cleaner.
However, it can also be a defective part. For example, a part of the vacuum cleaner motor may be broken, which can cause a rattling sound. Different types of sounds that can suddenly be heard:
- Ratteling noise
- Beeping noise
- Humming noise
- Grinding noise
- Scratching noise
- Whistling noise
Some also sometimes speak of a screaming or sighing sound. In any case, it is all about a loud, annoying sound.
Common causes for a loud sound
The type of sound you can hear depends on the problem. If there is a blockage somewhere in your vacuum cleaner, there is a good chance that you will hear a squeaking sound, because the air can not pass properly. The most common causes at a glance:
- A blockage in the vacuum cleaner (vacuum not sucking)
- A full dust container
- An old or dirty HEPA filter
- A worn part
- An air leak
- A faulty vacuum cleaner motor (for example, a broken fan)
If there is a blockage somewhere in your vacuum cleaner, there is a good chance that you will hear a squeaking sound, because the air can not pass properly.
This is how you get the vacuum cleaner quieter again
Time to fix that annoying noise, because a vacuum cleaner makes enough noise itself! You can probably solve the loud noise problem yourself with the tips below.
- Empty the dust container or replace the dust bag with a new one
- Check the vacuum cleaner for blockages, view tips here if your vacuum hose is clogged
- Clean the HEPA filter or replace it with a new one
- Check the vacuum cleaner for air leakage and seal it with silicone tape if possible
When buying a new (HEPA) filter, it is very important to check whether it is suitable for your vacuum cleaner. In the overview below I will help you on your way.
|Vacuum cleaner brand||View filters|
|AEG vacuum cleaners||View compatible filters|
|Philips vacuum cleaners||View compatible filters|
|Bosch vacuum cleaners||View compatible filters|
|Miele vacuum cleaners||View compatible filters|
|Dyson vacuum cleaners||View compatible filters|
|Numatic vacuum cleaners||View compatible filters|
Still a lot of noise?
Do the above tips not help and does your vacuum cleaner continue to make a loud noise? Then stop using the vacuum cleaner: there may be a defective part. Feel free to message me so I may be able to help troubleshoot the issue.