HOW TO REMOVE HAIR FROM A VACUUM ROLLER

How to Remove Hair from a Vacuum Roller

Despite owning the best vacuum cleaner available, hair will eventually stick around its roller. You don’t have to grab a kitchen knife or scissors to get hair out of your vacuum cleaner. A seam ripper of the right size and shape, depending on the type of vacuum cleaner you have, is all you need. The seam ripper pulls out even the tiniest strands of hair.

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Vacuum cleaners help keep our rooms and home in general clean. Even so, you need to clean your vacuum cleaner regularly to maintain its effectiveness. During vacuum cleaning, the cleaner picks up all sorts of debris on your floor. Therefore, regular maintenance and care is required. Go through the manufacturer’s instructions on how to disconnect a roller.

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Vacuum cleaners help keep our rooms and home in general clean. Even so, you need to clean your vacuum cleaner regularly to maintain its effectiveness. During vacuum cleaning, the cleaner picks up all sorts of debris on your floor. Therefore, regular maintenance and care is required. Go through the manufacturer’s instructions on how to disconnect a roller.

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The more debris gets trapped in your vacuum cleaner, the more it becomes less efficient. Therefore, it makes sense to create a cleaning routine for your vacuum cleaner. Alternatively, use a carpet rake to minimize the rate at which hair gets trapped in your cleaner. Here’s how you can remove hair trapped in your vacuum cleaner:

 
 

11 Steps to Removing Hair from Your Vacuum Cleaner

 
  1. Unplug the vacuum cleaner before starting maintenance work. Working on a plugged cleaner can cause accidents and injuries. Make sure a ground pong is in the vacuum cleaner. Never use a vacuum cleaner that lacks a ground pong.
  2. A roller is located beneath the vacuum cleaner to brush out dirt and debris from your carpet. Locate the roller beneath the vacuum cleaner; you’ll notice it as hair is often wound around it. It is also covered with a bottom plate. Unscrew it carefully and make sure you don’t lose the screws as they hold the plate in place.
  3. Take note of the roller’s direction before removing it. Use a seam ripper to help you remove hair around the roller. It is recommended because it can remove even the tiniest of hair strands. Pay attention to the areas around the ends of the roller.
  4. Clean and lubricate the bearings on vacuum rollers. Use your fingers to spin the roller on its axle to confirm if it can spin freely. If the spinning isn’t smooth, cleaning and lubricating the bearings can reduce friction. If the bearings and rollers are broken, you might need a professional to replace them.
  5. Remove debris accumulated on and around the bearings. Take note of the positioning of the bearings before removing them to enable you replace them correctly when done cleaning. Remove caps on the sides of the bearing. The caps are located on the axle; you have to remove it to access the caps.
  6. Regularly lubricate and clean the bearing to keep them working smoothly. Replace both the bearings and caps as they were before for efficient operation of your vacuum cleaner.
  7. When opening your vacuum cleaner to access the roller, always lay it down to expose its underneath for easy access. Use a screwdriver to unscrew all the screws. Although most vacuum cleaners have four screws, the number may vary depending on the specific type and size of the cleaner.
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  9. Keep all the unscrewed screws together so you don’t lose them. Put them in a bowl where you can easily retrieve them. After removing the plate covering the bottom of the vacuum, pop the roller out of its place. In most cases, one end comes out easily before you pull out the remaining end.
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  11. Check the manufacturer’s instructions so you won’t have difficulty in installing the roller back to its original position. If the roller doesn’t come out easily, rotate it till it comes out. When cleaning the roller, cover your working surface using a newspaper to hold the hair that comes off.
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  13. Use your hands to pull out hair from the roller until it remains completely clean. Rollers with accumulated hair often become faulty if not maintained regularly. Once the roller is clean, put it back together and orient it to check if it’s working well.
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  15. Slide the roller over the roller belt to orient it. Check if the belts are in good working condition or require replacement. Return the bottom plate and the screws to their original position. Tighten the screws to secure the roller and plate in position.
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Watch also this video on how to clean a vacuum brush the easy way:

When done, you are good to go. Plug in your vacuum cleaner and confirm that it’s working well. Test it on your carpet and store it for the next routine cleaning.

 

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