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Question DetailsAsked on 6/2/2018

how much does a car vacumm repair cost if the power is out ?

on/off switxch doesn't work
or motor doen't turn on power

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Sounds like you mean a car vacuum cleaner - to clean seats and floor mats and such.


Since this is (unless you bought a gold-plated Dyson or such) only a $15-30 item, so getting it fixed is not economic - as normal small appliance switch or cord repair is going to be probably $40-80 range. Plus if the problem is the switch, for an item like that getting a compatible switch which fits into the device switch opening and mounts in the housing right is going to be real hard - parts for items like that are not normally sold or stocked as they are for larger appliances.


Things you can check for -


1) if a 12V one that runs off the car power, you may need to turn the key to accessory or ON for the cigarette lighter or 12V auxiliary power outlet to get power.


2) if a 12V one, try removing and turning the plug 180 degrees (if it fits that way) - could be a bad contact on it. Also, if it has a spring-loaded center tip on the plug, be sure it is springing out all the way - not stuck in. Ditto to the side contact spring wire if that type.


3) if a 12V one, try plugging another 12V device into the power outlet to see if it works - or try heating up the cigarette lighter if plugging into that outlet.


4) if running off 120V house power, try plugging it into another outlet to be sure the outlet you are using (or maybe the extension cord) are not the problem - bad connection, GFCI tripped out, or if an outdoor outlet maybe the power switch to it got turned off (especially if a car winter heater outlet with indoor hall switch).


5) if running off house power with extension cord, try plugging some other device like a night light or power tool or work light or such into the extension cord to be sure the problem is not between there and the outlet or in the outlet

Answered 5 months ago by LCD

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Sounds like you mean a car vacuum cleaner - to clean seats and floor mats and such.


Since this is (unless you bought a gold-plated Dyson or such) only a $15-30 item, so getting it fixed is not economic - as normal small appliance switch or cord repair is going to be probably $40-80 range. Plus if the problem is the switch, for an item like that getting a compatible switch which fits into the device switch opening and mounts in the housing right is going to be real hard - parts for items like that are not normally sold or stocked as they are for larger appliances. If a high-end one like a Dyson, then try an Appliance Repair - Small store which repairs vacuum cleaners of that brand -you might get lucky and find they use the same switch for all their vacuums.


Things you can check for -


1) if a 12V one that runs off the car power, you may need to turn the key to accessory or ON for the cigarette lighter or 12V auxiliary power outlet to get power.


2) if a 12V one, try removing and turning the plug 180 degrees (if it fits that way) - could be a bad contact on it. Also, if it has a spring-loaded center tip on the plug, be sure it is springing out all the way - not stuck in. Ditto to the side contact spring wire if that type.


3) if a 12V one, try plugging another 12V device into the power outlet to see if it works - or try heating up the cigarette lighter if plugging into that outlet.


4) if running off 120V house power, try plugging it into another outlet to be sure the outlet you are using (or maybe the extension cord) are not the problem - bad connection, GFCI tripped out, or if an outdoor outlet maybe the power switch to it got turned off (especially if a car winter heater outlet with indoor hall switch).


5) if running off house power with extension cord, try plugging some other device like a night light or power tool or work light or such into the extension cord to be sure the problem is not between there and the outlet or in the outlet

Answered 5 months ago by LCD




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