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How can I switch to a reverse setting on my vacuum?


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Almost certainly you can't. Every vacuum I've ever seen is made to run one way only. If you think you've got one that should be able to run in reverse, please post your question again, giving details of make and model.
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How can I switch to a reverse setting on my vacuum?


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Hoover windtunnel vacuum overheat switched is set off too frequently and I cannot finish vacuuming the house in one session. Lemon?


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