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My Simplicity "Freedom" upright sweeper does not have any pickup suction - zero! However the roller beater works fine.


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You must have a clog in either the hose or the dirt inlet at the bottom, by the brush roll. Also check the filters. Also if you haven't changed your belt in the last few months, they stretch and will slip under load, so you may want to change it too.
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