This doesn't suck
April 10, 2010 5:33 PM Subscribe
I vacuumed up wet salt 10 days ago and now my vacuum is broken.
posted by chickaboo to home & garden (3 answers total)
I spilled red wine 10 days ago - and I poured a large box of kosher salt on the spot to absorb the wine. I was kind of freaking out at the time and not thinking - so I vacuumed up the wet salt before it was dry.
The spot on my rug is gone. Good. The vacuum beater bar is broken. Bad.
I went to use it for the first time tonight and found the beater bar caked in dry salt. I managed to scrape most of it off but the tube to the dirt chamber is completely coated and I can't get the beater bar to turn. I have tried running water over it. It will suck some dirt now but it won't turn which makes vacuuming difficult and picking up lint etc impossible. Do you think it would have corroded that much in such a short time?
Any ideas for what I can do? It's a Hoover windtunnel if that helps.