With a Henry Hoover in your home, you’re likely to never worry about a speck of dust getting in your way. However, if you want to reap the benefits of a clean and healthy home, you also need to make sure you’re maintaining your vacuum cleaner.
Emptying the vacuum bag regularly is an essential step, and all it takes is removing the lid, detaching the full bag from the nozzle, and replacing it with a clean bag.
However, if you’re looking for more detail or have other questions, here is everything you need to know about emptying and cleaning Henry.
Henry Hoover Bags
These vacuums use filter bags that need to be replaced from time to time. Henry uses a HEPA filter (high-efficiency particulate air filter) which is used to trap harmful particles like pollen, dust, smoke, pet hair, and other allergens, which makes Henry vacuum cleaners an excellent option for allergy sufferers.
A Henry Hoover bag replacement pack is accessible and affordable; you’ll need them to replace your old bags.
You also have the option of purchasing reusable Henry Hoover bags. This might be a more affordable option, as well as more eco-friendly since you can simply wash the bag when it’s dirty instead of throwing it out.
Whether you choose to buy bag replacements or a reusable bag, you’ll need to change your Henry bags regularly – here’s how to do it.
Steps to Empty a Henry Hoover
When you vacuum your floors, all the dust, dirt, and other mess needs to go somewhere. That ‘somewhere’ is right in your vacuum bag.
You’ll need to empty out that bag in order to keep your vacuum clean and running smoothly.
Step 1: Determine Whether the Vacuum Bag Needs to Be Emptied
Your vacuum doesn’t need to be emptied after every use, so you’ll need to decide when it needs to be done.
How do you know when you need to change the bag?
First of all, don’t wait until the bag is 100% full. Rather change the bag when it’s around 70-80% full to prevent the bag from tearing or putting strain on Henry’s motor.
You might notice a reduction in Henry’s suction or even unpleasant smells when vacuuming. Both of these may indicate that it’s time for a new bag.
Step 2: Remove the Bag From the Vacuum Cleaner
Once you have determined that you need a new Hoover bag, you need to remove it, which is a very simple and easy process.
First, unclip and lift Henry’s hat (the lid) from the main body via the clips on either side and then remove the basket-shaped pre-motor filter from the vacuum.
Then you will be able to remove the bag from the nozzle. If you have reusable Henry Hoover bags, you can now take steps to empty your bag.
Step 3: Empty Your Reusable Bag
The reusable Henry bag can be used time and time again, and it’s simple to empty it out. The zip fastening that keeps the dust inside the bag makes it easy to open and shake the dust out.
This should be done outside and, ideally, into a garbage bin or bag. If you have dust allergies, you should avoid this task and ask someone to help you!
If you feel as though your bag is really dirty and want to wash it, you can put it in the washing machine and run it on a gentle wash cycle once the dust has been removed.
Step 4: Replace the Bag
Once you have emptied out your bag or gotten a new bag, replacing it is easy.
Simply attach the new/clean bag to the nozzle. Official Numatic International Henry bags will indicate ‘this way up’ to help you place it correctly.
Once this is done, you can simply reattach Henry’s hat and get back to vacuuming.
How to Clean a Henry Hoover Filter
Sometimes, you might notice that the filter itself needs cleaning too. The same as with an overly full bag, a blocked filter can cause reduced suction and even cause your vacuum to burn out. Having a clean Henry Hoover filter is vital.
To clean the filter, first, remove it from the vacuum the same way as you would when accessing the bag.
Then, remove as much of the dust and debris from it as you can using your hands and a soft brush if you have one.
This should be enough to clean the filter. Try to avoid washing the filter with water if possible, as this could damage it. However, if you really want to wash it, do so gently with warm water.
Replace the filter back in the main body and then replace Henry’s lid.
Other Henry Hoover FAQs
Here is some other important information relating to emptying your Hoover vacuum cleaner.
How Often Should You Clean Your Henry Hoover?
There is no set schedule on how often to clean your vacuum cleaner, but ensure you do so regularly.
Keep an eye on how full the bag is and how strong the suction power is when you use it to help you determine when it’s time for a new Henry Hoover bag.
Can Henry Hoover Vacuums be Used Without a Bag?
Technically, these vacuum cleaners can be used without a bag, but this can damage your machine, so it’s not recommended.
The bag functions as the primary filter, so without it, you’re more likely to clog the pre-motor filter.
How Can You Keep Your Hoover Smelling Nice?
It’s no secret that vacuum cleaners can start to smell after a while, but this can be avoided if you’re careful.
Strange smells are often caused by bits of food that get sucked up and sit inside the vacuum bag for too long before it gets changed.
To avoid this, make sure to change your Hoover bag often enough, and avoid vacuuming up food wherever possible.