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So you begin to start vacuuming your place, and you realize it hasn’t been performing up to its reasonable standard. It doesn’t pick up natural debris, it runs loud and cranky, and it’s a mess every time you empty the tank/bag. Those situations can lead to possible motor damage, clogged vacuum pipes, and overall a lousy quality vacuum.

Instead of going to store to buy a whole new one, or spending money on a maintenance specialist to fix it, you can handle the problem by performing a deep clean of the vacuum itself. By doing these following steps, your cleaner will come out refreshed and ready to execute at a high-quality level again. Here are six easy steps on cleaning your vacuum from inside out, and bringing life back into your cleaner.


Take the vacuum and lay it on a flat surface such as the floor or a sturdy table, making sure the bottom side is facing out for easy access. Once positioned, look for the parts that are described in your owner’s manual and look for the parts that will contain dirt and lint. You will need a screwdriver to disassemble the components. Most vacuums include Phillips head screws, so taking apart pieces will not be a big hassle.

Be careful when taking apart the bottom of the cleaner; however, dust particles will fly towards you when quickly removing them. To make the job easier when re-applying, make labels of the part names and put each screw to it on the label, so when it’s time to re-install, you will save the hassle of looking for the right screw.

Most Common Vacuum Parts
Dirt Tank
Air Filter
Access Plate
Rotating Brush Roll
Lower Hose
Long Hose Assembly
Drive Belt


When you have all of the parts disassembled and separated, take a trash can and put it near the edge of the table to prevent spillage on the floor. Take the dirt tank and dispose of any waste that’s inside, putting it off to the side.

If you have any other parts that contain massive dirt buildup, hold them close to the trash can and gently remove the debris with your fingers, or lightly tap it against the trash can to shake off the buildup. Doing this will prevent a massive mess from being made when it’s time to wash them.


When all the parts are clear of backed up debris, then it’s time to deep clean them. Take a large bucket/container (or bathtub if necessary) and fill it up with warm water and dish soap only. Using other cleaners will possibly corrode and damage the parts, so take precautions.

Drop the pieces into the water solution and let it soak for up to 5 minutes, followed by using a sponge or brush to remove any dirt that’s in hard to reach places. The easiest way, however, is just by shaking the parts while in the water, the water itself will help get in those places that are difficult to clean.


After you have cleaned the parts, take a towel, and thoroughly wipe them until no water is still dripping off. If you cleaned the air filter, squeeze the sponge tightly to remove the water, then take the towel and press it with the filter sponge wrapped in it. After you dried the parts, lay each of them in an open space like a dining room table, and let it air dry for 5 minutes.

It’s essential to make sure they are dehydrated because when you re-attach them while they’re still wet, the water will fly off and possibly go into the motor and will cause internal damage, breaking the vacuum. It’s also possible to get electrocuted depending on the model and make, so it’s essential to dry them off completely.


After you have let the parts sit out, take the vacuum base, and put the pieces back into its assigned compartment. This part of the process is where the labels come into play. The last thing you have unattached will be the first thing you attach, and so on.

Be careful when applying the driver belts, as it will possibly break if forced into place. Check for any strange noises by turning on the power switch and plugging it into the wall. If you hear any sounds double-check the pieces to see if they are correctly installed.


Once finished installing the vacuum, put it to the test! Once you start vacuuming, you will see how much smoother and more efficient it will perform. It will pick up more dirt with ease, allow air to flow through the pipes more freely, and will prevent dust from flying out when you first power it on.

This cleaning method will prevent you from buying a new vacuum and will leave you feeling productive, knowing you have done a task that has produced excellent results. I hope this article has inspired you to start thinking about going deep into your vacuum cleaner and making yourself become the vacuum! Thank you for reading and share this article with your friends and family.

Peace & Positivity.