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Make sure it isnt cloged and check to see if the roller brush belt is working correctly
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My hoover elite rewind does not pick up dirt like it should. how do i check for a clog? I can hear it picking stuff up but when I empty the cannister there isn't much in it. today it shut off like it threw a breaker. I let it sit and plugged it back in and it started working again. don't know if the problems are related or not. any suggestions??


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I have the yellow altima vac. for a while now I can not get the darn thing to pick up properly. Or should i say keep it up.. The vac does seem to be getting everything picked up but as soon as you turn it off, you have a mess under the vac.. I have checked for clogks and can't seem to find any.. I have removed the hose, Nothing there.. And yep have removed the yellow thing inside the trash cup.. Is there anything else you could suggest??


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The DC04 Zorbster runs slow, it still picks up but I am worried it will overheat. If I hit it at the front, the motor picks up speed until the next time I start it up. Can you help???


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