Different Parts Of Vacuum Cleaner And Its Function

by Liz Gonzales

Well, I know you want to get great service from your vacuum cleaner! For that, you should maintain it properly. For the maintenance of a vacuum cleaner, you need to know about the different parts of the vacuum cleaner.

The vacuum cleaner comes with many different parts. That’s why it sometimes needs to care and clean thoroughly. This is going to be an easier task for you when you know what it made off and how to function it.

What are the Different Part of Vacuum Cleaner

What are the Different Part of Vacuum Cleaner
What are the Different Part of Vacuum Cleaner

The vacuum cleaner is not for change after a few months; it’s for a long lifespan! Read on these following parts with the function that plays a vital role in the lifespan of the vacuum. Also knowing about these parts can be very helpful for you when you want to clean your vacuum to remove bad odors. And ensure when you need to maintain, repair, or replace with a new one. Here we go….


The motor is like the heart of all vacuum cleaners! As the suction power depends on it and its powering fans and belts that keep the cleaner running properly.

It is joined with a fan that forces air through the exhaust port. It creates low air pressure inside the vacuum. So that, air from outside runs into the vacuum to fill the low air pressure of the vacuum. In that time, dust or dirt is sucked with airflow inside.


Power source or cord presents in most of the full range vacuum. And rest of the vacuum has a battery. The cord is connected to the power outlet and supply electricity to the suction unit as a whole.

The cords are available in different lengths. It depends on the vacuum model. Nowadays maximum vacuum has designed an automatic rewind system to keep the cord tidy and hassle-free. Others vacuum has to fold manually.

Internal fan

The internal fan is attached to every vacuum cleaning machine. It is found on the backside of the rotating brush. It helps to move the collected dust particles through the dust bag.


Nowadays, most vacuums are designed with a wand that can accommodate different attachments. And extend for a wider cleaning range. There is some surface like a ceiling where the vacuum can’t reach traditionally. In that case, wands are electrified and can be joined directly with power.

Vacuum Hose

Canister and some upright vacuum offer the hose which extends to provide a large area. It comes with attachments to add more effective cleaning. Usually, it’s made of plastic. But some are made with a combination of plastic and rubber.

Power Head

It’s at the bottom of every vacuum cleaner. Its also known as a power nozzle. Powerhead continuously offers the brush roll its height adjustment capabilities for any type of floor. Different types can clean any surface, from the wooden floors to deep pile carpeting.

Many powerheads involve a clogged port that helps to remove any blockage easily. Without a port clog, there may be a chance to destroy your device. So, having this clog port is better for your vacuum

Some feature headlights for extra visibility during cleaning!

Brush Roller

These parts come with an electric power nozzle. They are frequently used for deep cleaning rugs, carpets, and mattresses. They drive either automatically or manually. Don’t worry about speed and height! As you can adjust them easily and by using the brush roller you can prevent damage to the bare floor.

Crevice Tool

The crevice tool makes your vacuum standard. It’s thin in shape and the tip is beaked. It’s perfect for hard to reach areas. For example, it can go into the aperture, radiator, corners under the furniture and so many. You can also clean the refrigerator’s coil with it.

Dusting Brush

 It’s round in shape and has a soft bristle. It is used to mop your bookcase, windowsills, lamped shade, showpiece, framed art, and many other things.

Upholstery Tool

This tool adds a wide range of versatility to the cleaning wand! It is broad, and some have fabric strips to catch flax or lint. This one is used for sofas, drapes, mattresses, or any textile.


The headlight is an additional but extremely good option to use. It’s on the power nozzle and used to brighten the area or surface which you are cleaning. It provides a deep clean as you see the cleaning path. It offers you to see the dark or gloomy area like under the beds or furniture. So, your cleaning will be more easy and comfortable.

Control Module

Also known as a digital displayer is used on the central suction unit of the vacuum cleaner. The residential vacuum also has a control module. These show you to filter trouble, bag status, and other potential issues. So that you can get an alert before the control module is damaged fully.

Vacuum Belt

This crucial device can keep the brush roll in motion. To avoid any damage or hassle, you should use a clean brush every time. You can easily change or replace a vacuum cleaner belt.


Cyclone technology is mainly designed for bagless vacuum cleaners. Cyclone funnels are used to collect dust and debris until it is disposed of.

Vacuum Cleaner Filter

Typically filters are two types.

  1. Post-motor filter
  2. HEPA filter

A Post-motor filter can prevent debris that entering the vacuum’s inner mechanisms. On the other hand, the second one filters particles from exhausted air to ensure that only pure air can release from the vacuum.

The HEPA filter can remove 99.97 dust particles which are greater than or equal to 0.3 µm. Allergen particles are captured by the HEPA filter that allows the asthma patient to take a breath easily.


The power switch or on/off switch is known as the switch. This part is found in different sites of the vacuum cleaner. It depends on the types of vacuum and the choice of manufacturer. Some canister vacuums switch present on handles. Others have paddled for on/off that pressed with the foot.

Final Verdict

After reading this article, I hope you would understand the part of the vacuum. And you will not get so puzzled that which part is for what and why. Finally, it will help you to use the vacuum cleaner properly!!

About Liz Gonzales

Liz lives in a suburb in New York city.
Both of her parents are the art professors at Sate University of New York.
As such, Liz grew up with all kinds of art objects, portraits, and books laying around the home.
Liz met up with Linea through another friend in some kind of online art forum. There great minds sparkled to take their passions onto the next level @ linea.io.

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