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Troubleshooting: Shark apex duoclean vacuum is overheating

Vacuum cleaners in general and the in particular can experience overheating during use. There are many possible causes for this condition. This not only makes the machine less efficient, but it can also cause damage and cost a lot to repair in the long run. To prevent this from happening, there are many ways you can apply. In this article we will show you 4 things you can do including empty the dust cup, check for blockage, limited time use and check the circuit breaker for any other problems.

1. Empty the dust cup

When the dust cup is too full, it will directly reduce the amount of ventilation over the machine. Thereby reducing the suction force of it. This results in more operating time for you to clean an area. To prevent this from happening, you should empty the cup before it reaches its maximum limit. It is best to do this when the machine has reached about two-thirds of the bin and after each clean-up is complete. Not only does it prevent your device from overheating or reducing suction power, but it also limits the bad risks that can be harmful to the user's health. In addition, you should rinse the cup with warm water at least once every 2 weeks.

2. Check for blockages

When your machine is blocked in a certain part, it will restrict the flow of air through and reduce the suction force of the machine. This indirectly makes the vacuum more prone to overheating. To prevent this from happening, you should check for blockages and clean the machine periodically. The parts you should pay attention to cleaning are the dust cup, brushroll, filtration system and hoses of the machine. Note that for the Shark apex uplight vacuum, its filtration system consists of 2 pre-motor filters and 1 post-motor filter. When cleaning this part, I need to check all 3 filters above.

3. Limited time use

Limiting the time to use each cleaning session is very important in avoiding overheating. You should only use the vacuum cleaner for less than 2 hours each time and rest for at least 30 minutes before using it for the next one. This helps your machine not work too hard and cause overload on the motor part. If the overheating is prolonged, after a period of use it can damage and reduce the life of the machine. And in the worst case, the motor is badly damaged. Thus, you will have to spend a large amount of money to repair or replace the machine. Good prevention will reduce the burden of repair later.

4. Check the circuit breaker

Circuit breaker is a device used to automatically test electrical current. It protects you from overload by detecting incoming and outgoing currents. From there it will automatically cut off the electricity if the difference index is high. If the circuit breaker was the source of the problem, you should check the condition of the wall socket that is not facing the same direction as the other switches. Then, switch it on and verify whether electricity is coming into that wall outlet. If your vacuum still does not have power, have your circuit breaker checked by an electrician.

Final thoughts

Overheating is a very common problem not only in Shark apex uplight corded lift away but any vacuum cleaners in general. However, it can be easily prevented and corrected with simple ways that you can do at home.
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