PerformerPro Vacuum cleaner with bag

2000W, AirflowMax technology FC9180/72

Troubleshooting

My Philips PowerLife vacuum cleaner's suction power is low

If your Philips PowerLife vacuum cleaner's suction power is low, there might be an easy solution. Discover how to improve its performance.

The suction power knob and/or air slider on the handgrip is not set to the right level

Make sure the suction power knob and/or air slider on the handgrip has been set to maximum suction power. If this doesn't help, follow the steps mentioned below to restore the suction power of your vacuum cleaner

The dust bag is full/the dust bag's pores are clogged

Always replace the dust bag with a new one when it is full.
Do not re-use a dust bag, since the pores of the dust bag become clogged, which has a negative effect on the suction power. Suitable dust bag types for all Philips vacuum cleaners are s-bag® dust bags.

There is an object stuck in the nozzle, tube or hose

Make sure the hose, tube and nozzle are not blocked by an object.

The exhaust filter or motor protection filter is dirty

Remove any visible dust and dirt from the filter. Tap out any remaining dust over a bin. If your motor protection filter has a foam filter, you can rinse the foam filter under the tap. Make sure to only replace the foam filter when it is fully dry (this usually takes at least 24 hours).

Never use your Philips vacuum without filters or it will damage the motor and significantly shorten the lifetime of your vacuum.

The information on this page applies to the following models: FC9180/72 .

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