How to avoid costly vacuum pump repairs.

If your industrial vacuum pump develops a fault it can cause significant problems for your business. As well as the financial implications associated with downtime, any production delays will be passed down the supply chain and can affect your customers.

Keeping your vacuum pumps in top-quality condition and carrying out professional, regular maintenance will help to avoid costly vacuum pump repairs. However, if your vacuum pump does develop a fault, it is important to have a reliable and experienced vacuum pump engineer on hand to get you up and running as fast as possible.

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What to do if your pump stops working

If your vacuum pump stops working, first check that there is power going to the unit. A blown fuse or capacitor issue can result in loss of power. If you cannot get power to your pump please get in touch so we can troubleshoot the problem.

If your pump starts to lose pressure, makes unusual noises, becomes less efficient or if it breaks down completely, it is vital that you stop using it immediately and seek expert advice.

Common problems that you may experience with your vacuum pumps include –

  • Loss of vacuum pressure
  • Reduced vacuum pressure
  • Varying vacuum pressure
  • Pump binding
  • Overheating
  • Motor overloaded
  • Excessive noise and/or vibration
  • Abnormal wear on the bearings

Determine whether any issues are minor and can be carried out in-house. It may be that your lubricants are low, or need replacing, the pump has become clogged or a foreign body has made its way into the mechanism, or filters or drive belts need replacing. If these are ruled out then get in touch with our team so we can determine the problem and get you up and running as quickly as possible.

Maintenance plans

Having a regular maintenance plan in place can prevent costly and unnecessary repairs or replacements, and our engineers will be able to diagnose any problems within the system such as the motor, water supply, leaks or blockages during the servicing. Think of it as an MOT for your vacuum pump, and get it booked now so it’s one less thing to worry about.

We have over 20 years of experience in the industry and our engineers will get your vacuum pump up and running again quickly and cost-effectively.

Please call us to discuss any aspect of vacuum pump maintenance.

Phone: 01302 439133

Mobile: 07498 644840