Lindhaus owner's manual can be downloaded here and vacuum warranties can also be registered online at this link.
Q. How often should I change the filters in my
A. It depends
upon the type of vacuum and filtration that you have. Most vacuums have three
types of filters. Micron Filtration is not a separate filter, but is part of
the bag itself. If you change bags monthly and use a higher Filteraire bags, your
filtration should remain powerful. True HEPA filters should be replaced every
6-12 months depending on your model vacuum,to maintain peak filtration. The small fabric filters or motor filters that cover the
back of the bagless cassette and the entrance into the casing beneath the
cassette can be rinsed out and dried thoroughly then put back into place. After
a year they should also be replaced.Some models include these motor or filtrete filters with your bags. They should be changed with every 1 box of bags. The washable HEPA filters, available on
some cleaners, should be cleaned about every 8 weeks. Any time
you rinse or wash the filters make sure they are dry before placing them back
into the vacuum.
Q. Why do I need to change the belts on my vacuum?
A. Belts should
be changed at least every six months. Belts are rubber and will stretch and
wear out. The belt turns the brush roll at thousands of revolutions per minute.
The tighter or newer the belt, the better the vacuum will perform. You will
need your model number to order the right belt.
Q. How do I change the belt?
procedure varies from model to model. On some models there is an engraved plate
on the base that has instructions on how to change the belt. The instructions
will also be in your owner's guide. (You really should keep this.) When you
change the belts, this is a good time to clean hair and thread off the brush
roll and end caps as well and check filters to see if they need cleaning or
Q. Why won't my vacuum pick up the dirt
A. There are a
few things to check out immediately: 1. After unplugging your vacuum, check the
bag to make sure it isn't full. There needs to be space available in the dirt
bag so that air can circulate and so that new debris can enter. 2. Check the
hoses. If the bag has become too full or if a large item has become trapped in
the hose, the air can't move the dirt into the filter bag. Remove the clog. 3.
Be sure the hose adapter inserts into the filter bag. 4. Check to see if the
belts are loose or broken. 5. Replace the brush roll if the bristles are worn.
6. If you have accidentally vacuumed up a hard object that made a lot of noise,
you may have a broken fan (impeller) blade. This repair should be made at a
Warranty Station. You can find the one nearest you online at the manufacturer's website.
Q. The main part suction is fine, but the onboard tools
don't draw in air or debris.
A. Many models
have a switch that must be used to change the suction from the main vacuum to
the hose attachment. Make sure this switch is set correctly. Check the hose to
make sure something hasn't gotten wedged in there. As long as the setting is
correct and the air passage is clear you should have good suction power.
Q. My cleaner is hard to push. How do I fix this?
A. Check your
carpet height adjustment setting and check for loose or broken belts. To find
the best height adjustment setting, put the vac in the normal resting position.
Turn the height adjustment to the highest setting (highest number). Turn on the
vacuum and release the handle. Dial the setting down, one at a time, until you
hear the tone change. This is the best setting for your carpet. If you change
carpets, remember to adjust the setting for the new carpet. You might also
check the wheels on your unit to make certain they are turning freely.
Q. Why won't my vacuum turn on?
A. First, check
to make sure it is plugged in. If that isn't the problem, check to see if the
on-off switch is stuck. If so, back off the switch nut a quarter of a turn. The
last thing to try is to check to make sure the power cord receptacle is plugged
into the motor housing correctly. If none of these procedures help, take it to
your Warranty Station.
Q. What is causing my vacuum to get noisier?
A. Three common
reasons for increased noise are a broken fan blade, a broken belt or an
obstruction in the brush roll area.
Q. The dirt isn't going into the bag or cassette. How do I
A. There are a
couple of things to check: If your vacuum has a detachable hose, make sure it
is firmly connected. Make sure the hose is emptying the dirt into either the
bag or the cassette. On bagged models it needs to protrude into the filter bag.
If these connections look right, check for a clog or obstruction in the hose.
Q. Why is there a burning smell?
A. Check for a
broken belt. Make sure the cord hasn't been caught under the vacuum and check
to see if something else may have been caught by the vacuum.
Q. About the Boss Cordless Upright... It sounds powerful
but it doesn't pick up very well. What is wrong?
A. There are a
couple of things to try: First check the neck of the unit to see if it is
clogged. If the unit is set back in the prone position with the nozzle left on
the floor the consumer would need to look at the neck of the unit. There is a
button there that may be depressed using the end of a ball point pen. Separate
the nozzle from the main unit and look into the tube. There may be debris and
dirt piled up in the neck. Second, remember that once the dirt is picked up it
must travel up the central tube of the unit where it ends up dumping into the
dust cup. If the unit is not fully charged it may be lacking the "umph" to get
the dirt all the way into the dust cup.