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I sucked up a sock in my powermate, and can't get it opened to see what the problem is. It won't work.


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\015\012I sucked up a sock
\015\012Posted by DFundis on July 22, 2008
\015\012I sucked up a sock in my powermate, and can't get it opened to see what the problem is. It won't work.
\015\012Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The best thing to do is to see if you can open the power mate or powerhead, the sock is jammed in there and blocking the path of the dust and dirt. There should be some screws on the bottom to release the bottom plate or the top cover will come off, it would be one or the other It probably is stick in the gooseneck the swivel neck portion of the vacuum and or the wands or hose. If you need further help look in the owner’s manual or contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or call Sears cust serv listed below. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

\015\012http://www.sears.com/ Customer Service 1-800-4-MY-HOME 1-800-469-4663
\015\012Thanks, Don the Vac Man
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