How to Test a Central Vacuum Power Head

Nov 18, 2019

How to Test a Central Vacuum Power Head

How to Test a Central Vacuum Power Head

If your Power Head isn’t turning on, you can usually diagnose the problem by following the easy steps in this video.

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 



You will start by unplugging the pigtail cord from the end of the hose. Take the other end and plug it into the outlet.

Now take the end that had been plugged into the hose and plug it into the two-prong on your power head. Then turn it on.

If your head turns on the problem is in the hose. If the head does NOT turn on, then the problem is with it. If this is the case, send us an email at with more detail and we can help you get the replacement parts you need.

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos.

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Andrew Sharp

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