20 Most Recent FoodSaver V3840 Vacuum Packaging System - Page 2 Questions & Answers

I was looking for this answer myself that there are some simple things you can do to keep your carpet clean and healthy.

1 - Vacuum your carpet regularly. The rule of thumb is to vacuum your carpet twice a week. If possible, vacuum areas with lots of movement and/or humidity - such as bathrooms and staircases - once a day.

2 - Deep clean your carpet. There are plenty of carpet shampoos and other cleaning products available on the market. You should do a deeper cleaning of your carpet once a month.

3 - Hire a professional. Some layers of dirt can only be reached by professional cleaners, so you should hire them once a year. It's also a good idea to hire a cleaning crew before you out of your rented home. Click here to find end of tenancy cleaning in Bournemouth.

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 30, 2019

There should be a spot for the spring on the latch and a spot for the spring to sit on the actual wand. It should be held by two tabs on each side. Really they just pop on and off.

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 29, 2019

you sand it out and refinish the hole

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 28, 2019


Vacuums | Answered on Oct 28, 2019

Sorry not familiar with your model but I have taken many vacs apart.

Mostly very little goes wrong with a vac and generally a thorough clean out after dismantling does the job, though when a motor has been flooded with dust, dirt and grit, it might never fully recover. A powerful fast spinning motor (20/30,000 rpm) needs a considerable air flow to keep it cool.
Cleaning out a clogged motor that hasn't overheated usually means a wide open space and lots of compressed air - if there is no wind a mask or good lungs for holding the breath is required as the scenery can completely disappear...

If the motor has overheated it could be past it and that is where I often scrap it and start on the next one, but if it looks ok it is worth securing it to something and hooking it up to the power temporarily for a test. A healthy motor sounds good, an unhealthy motor doesn't reach full speed, doesn't have the clear turbine-like whine and usually makes lots more sparks than normal from the brush gear.

Most modernish vacs have a safety device - some have a self-resetting bimetal breaker in the motor exhaust flow and some have a thermal fuse clamped to the motor.

I suggest you don't replace anything that doesn't need replacing and that means don't guess, test! Checking the circuit with a cheap multimeter will point the finger at the guilty component.

With portable tools the trouble is more often an internal break in the power cord and mostly that is in the first or last couple of feet...
Good luck!

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 28, 2019

the belt is broken or the bearings in the beater bar are stuck

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 27, 2019

Most likely clogged. It turns off to protect the motor.
Check suction at the end of hose, look through wand, check intake hole behind the brushroller.

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 24, 2019

It is most likely clogged, turning off to protect the motor.

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 24, 2019

Open machine and look at bag area. Put a flat head screwdriver in space under top cover tabs that go into the machine and pry top cover off. Two screws on either side , another screw inside hand held turbo compartment. lift back cover off.

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 24, 2019

Look through wand and see if it is clogged.

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 24, 2019

You probably have a clog somewhere, it turns off brushroll to protect the motor from overheating

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 24, 2019

Your roller is damaged.

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 24, 2019

To generate strong suction, the motor has to turn at a good speed.If its a bag vacuum change bag with new one when a great deal of debris builds up in the vacuum bag, the air faces greater resistance on its way out.

Vacuums | Answered on Oct 23, 2019

Not finding what you are looking for?
FoodSaver V3840 Vacuum Packaging System Logo

1 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top FoodSaver Vacuums Experts

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

10543 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

498 Answers

ray gallant
ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

64733 Answers

Are you a FoodSaver Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

View Most Popular

FoodSaver Vacuums

  • FoodSaver Vacuums

Most Popular Question

foodsaver v3840 vacuum air out wont go

  • Vacuums