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What is a vacuum cleaner?

A vacuum cleaner is a home appliance used to clean floors, upholstery, and fabric furniture sections, but primarily is used on carpeted floors or stairs primarily. They’re commonly simply called a vacuum in many places.

They work by using an electrically powered motor and fan to pull air upward from the floor, creating a suction (vacuum force) to remove and trap dirt particles and other debris. Many also use a rotating brush to dislodge dirt in order to better allow for its removal.

They also typically use a bag or canister to trap dirt, dust, hair, and contaminants to prevent it from being re-released. Vacuums are available in a variety of styles and designs including battery-powered portable models. 

General vacuum cleaner questions

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Can I Use My Vacuum Without The Filter?

In this article, you’ll find out what you need to know about using a vacuum cleaner without a filter. There’s also more helpful info so be sure to check it out!

Stick vacuums

Brand name topics

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How Long Do Dyson Vacuums Last?

Dyson vacuums are known as some of the best performing out there – but how long do they last and what other things should you know?

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Do Shark Vacuums Have A HEPA Filter?

Shark vacuum cleaners offer a great vacuuming experience, but just like other products, there *are* some differences between the different models. Which ones feature a HEPA filter?

Cleaning and care

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How To Get Pet Smell Out Of A Vacuum

Pet odor problems with your vacuum cleaner? In this article, you’ll learn how to finally get that awful pet odor out! What you’ll learn works for other types of odors, too.