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Plugged somewhere when handle pushed to vertical it sounds like one end of the hose becomes plugged and suction suffers.

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I recommend taking the hose off, stick the entire thing over a broom or mob handle to clear it out. Make sure it is not kinked or bent when inserted
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Plugged somewhere when handle pushed to vertical it sounds like one end of the hose becomes plugged and suction suffers.

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Wondering if the head is plugged up because it makes a sound like air is escaping somewhere. I've replaced the original cloth bag with a comparable "O" paper bag from Sears. I tried to see if there was a clog in the hose by placing a broom handle in the hose to see if something would loosen. I also cleaned the filter and the air filter. If the head is plugged, how can I fix it? We can't get the vacuum apart. Thanks.

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My 8 yr old kenmore vacuum works well - however the hose has worn under the handle where there is a hole (resulting in decreased suction power). I'd like instructions on opening the handle and bypassing the worn piece of tubing rather than replacing it for $129. Some of the handle screws remove easily but the last one doesn't loosen easily.

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Dyson DC14 is not picking up as it should and the hose hardly has any suction. I have checked for blockages and there are none. When i turn it on it sounds like there is good suction then there is a second noise like the suction is escaping somewhere.

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My vac has lost suction. When I vacuum it picks up very little, but when I remove the wand hose it has good suction. We have cleaned both filters, checked for blockage in all hoses & cleaned the beater bar brush. All to no avail. Is it the motor? Or is there a blockage deep in the vac somewhere? We're debating repair versus buying a new one. Hope you can help. Thanks.

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I cleaned out the hose and removed brush to clean and checked belt. Everything seems to work but will not pick up or suction on carpet. The hose is totally clear from clogs. I can see the floor from one end to the other. What am I missing that might be causing lack of suction?

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Suction I too have the same problem as Mr. Chief. I followed your advice and checked all the hose attachments, no clog. Tthe only one hose that the broom handle would not pass through was the plastic hose and there is a curve in that part. I did not want to force the broom in there as this is a new vacuum and is probably under warranty.

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I have a Rainbow E2 series, 23, for about 3 years. It has now a different and very aloud sound coming fron around the motor and also I feel it is not suctioning with the same power. If I close the hose like closing totally the suction entrance, the sound comes normally. I will appreciate if some one can tell me what to do, becouse there is not a Dealer in my Contry any more. Thank You. Pierre Chabaneix - Lima-Peru [email protected]

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I have a cannister (Animal something...) Today, it didn't sound right - like a blockage. I took out the filter - seemed OK; I looked for a blockage - found none. I continued to vacuum, but it wasn't picking up. Then, I stopped again, and I found a blockage (cat toy mouse) right at the end of the hose (attachment end.) I cleared, and I turned back on - nothing. Completely dead. It is one year old, just about exactly. Desperate, Sharon Tracy

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I have a one year old Beam central vac. It has supervalves. The handle (connected to the hose stopped turning on the unit. The handle still powers the brush but no longer turns on the suction?

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My shop vac is plugged. The hose is clear. The filter is removed. The filter bag is not installed. It still won't draw a suction. It sounds like it is plugged. The motor whines at a higher-than-usual pitch. What can I do?

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No suction I've only had my vacuum for a couple of months and it seem I have a similar problem but there is no clear blockage. It seems like I don't have adequate suction that reaches the accessory hoses nor the main one. I'm not sure where to start. I've taken the darn thing apart but I can't see any obvious malfunction. Any suggestions?

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You need to figure out if it is the hose that is clogged, or in the piping. If in the hose, you can use a long plumbers snake to try to remove the clog. If you have no suction in none of the outlets, then I would suspect the hose, or the main pipe ... Vacuums

I bought a Dyson Vaccum for pets. Spent around 700 for it, and thought it was the cats meow. They promise that there is no lose of suction, and oh boy is that a joke. I clean the filter that they say they don't have, which they do. I have cleaned it up thinking I just have a dirty vaccum. Now the hose sucks together so hard that it is pretty flat. And the plug in is EXTREMELY HOT!!! It seems like the littlest things fall off of it, and it is all plastic and it cracks and pieces break off.f I don

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Oreck Upright Hi Redev, I'm not sure what model I have (about 6 years old...upright, looks like the one in the picture). I changed the belt (which was torn) and then the next time I used it, it cut off on me. Now if won't turn on at all. (I turn the switch on and off and nothing happens as if it is not plugged in but it is!). I noticed at the top where the power cord enters the handle, it is all frayed. Could the electrical wires have detached? Anything you think I should check before taking it

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Possible broken belt - where do I find access to the belt. The beater bar does not rotate when i release the handle. I like this machine, but It is only 2 years old, the warranty has expired. And i must say, I am disappointed I am concerned that this article will end up in the landfill, adding one more problem for the environment.

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I cannot charge my two year old electrolux pronto. I purchased a brand new hand held vacuum for it, but even the new one does not charge. When I plug in the cord nothing happens. If I turn on either the long handle or the portable unit within the long unit, the blue charging light comes on for a few seconds, then out. This tells me that the circuit is intact without a broken wire somewhere. I took it all apart carefully and could see nothing broken or out of place. On re-constructing it, it

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My morphy richards premair 1800W has suddenly lost suction. I suspect there's a hole somewhere in the hose, and I need to replace it - but no-one seems to have the parts. does anyone out there have a solution

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My bissell 6590 works fine with hose attachment. Motor shaft turns when belt and roller are off. When belt and roller are on it's noisy and smelly. Now one end of the roller actually melted in the holding slot. Do these rollers wear out like this or should I be looking for another problem.

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Suction stopped. Roller and belt working-in fine order. Checked hoses have not found any blockage. Blowing out air or sucking so little can't feel it with hand on hose end. Help!

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