How to Clean a Vacuum Cleaner Brush Roll

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Thread, yarn, and hair can become tightly wrapped around the brush roll on your vacuum. Using scissors or a seam ripper can help make cleaning it easier. This is a page about how to clean a vacuum cleaner brush roll.
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Use a seam ripper to clean vacuum cleaner rollers when they are built up with long hair and strings/threads. Don't forget to get the edges of the roller. This makes it so much easier than tugging and pulling out the hair or strings/threads that get tangled on the roller.

Carefully cut away at the hair and strings/threads from the roller with the seam ripper and gently pull out with your fingers. You will be surprised with the amount you remove. Keeping the rollers clear on a regular basis will prolong their life.

You can find a seam ripper, usually for under $2.00, at most stores in the sewing/craft department. Wipe it off after use and keep it handy when checking the vacuum cleaner.

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It is important to clean/check your vacuum cleaner as a maintenance routine. Wiping the exterior, top and bottom of the vacuum and checking the rollers and belt for wear and tear will extend its' life. Also, it is a good idea to keep a vacuum cleaner belt handy in case the old one is worn or slipping and needs to be replaced.

By it's.only.me from NE PA / USA

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Many times the powerhead motor burns out, which results in an expensive repair or a new vacuum cleaner. Avoid this by removing the hair that collects in the brush rolls at the end of every vacuuming session. Use a small scissors to cut the hairs, making them easier to remove.

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In our household, we never have any vacuum issues because each time we finish vacuuming the entire house, we will remove all the hair stuck underneath the vacuum. By removing the hair, you will put less stress on the motor of your vacuum. Plus this will allow the brushes to spin properly and not get stuck. as you can.

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