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I have a Hoover U5111-900 that, every time I attempt to use it, shoots everything it should be sucking up, back out toward my feet. I have replaced the bag, pulled out lots of animal hair and such from the area behind the bag, and taken off all parts able to be removed without a screwdriver and pulled out all chunks of hair, dirt, etc. It still keeps shooting everything it should **** up out the back. Is there something I can remove to get the clog out if that's the problem? I'm scared I wil

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\015\012Although I could not locate info on a U5111900, the link below shows a similiar upright and things to check for clogs. See page 12 and refer to the pages noted.
\015\012You will probably need to remove and check under the bottom plate. (Page 8 and 9) You will need to remove several screws though. There is an opening behind the beater bar.
\015\012There are probably filters that may be packed and need replaced.
\015\012I hope this helps. If not simply reject this solution and another Expert will attempt to help you. Thanks for using Fixya.
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