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My Bissell BS3920F upright (similar to the 10N6F) has been working wonderfully for the past 3 years but suddenly seems to not pick up dog hair as well as it used to. It has been pulled apart by my husband to ensure nothing is blocking the hoses etc and when running the suction seems to be there. It seems to grab the dog hair and leave it in a straight line directly under the unit without picking it up. I then disconnect the hose and use to hose to pick up the dog hair. This works well but obviou


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Check to see if your brush is not worn down, they do wear with age - compare the length of the bristles with a new one. Replace the brush ir there is a significant difference in bristle lengths. Also check the flexible bend where the pick-up head joins onto the upright section for blockages and fluff.
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My Bissell BS3920F upright (similar to the 10N6F) has been working wonderfully for the past 3 years but suddenly seems to not pick up dog hair as well as it used to. It has been pulled apart by my husband to ensure nothing is blocking the hoses etc and when running the suction seems to be there. It seems to grab the dog hair and leave it in a straight line directly under the unit without picking it up. I then disconnect the hose and use to hose to pick up the dog hair. This works well but obviou


Check to see if your brush is not worn down, they do wear with age - compare the length of the bristles with a new one. Replace the brush ir there is a significant difference in bristle lengths. Also check the flexible ben ... Bissell Vacuums

No suction I just replaced the bag, and normally after this I have a lot of suction. Now that I have changed the bag I have less suction that I had before. Not even enough to picj up dog hair. I snaked he hose and checked all of the connections. It seems to have an air leak but no amount of tape will fix this. I cleaned the filer as well with warm water and dried it and re installed but still absolutely no suction. I am ready to throw it out! Any suggestions would be appreciated


1, Does the blower (discharge) side blow bunches of air??Yes: Something is clogged from the bag to the hose end. Try blowing out the hose from the discharge side.Or: The bag is not properly seated. Make sure that the plastic piece is ... Kenmore 23313 Whispertone Bagged Canister Vacuum

I won't pick up dog hair. It seems to have plenty of suction when I detach the hose.


The reason it won't pick up is because the belt is worn. If the belt is stretched or worn it won't pick up well. Here is the belt you need for this model: ... Sharp Twin Energy EC-12TWT4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

When using hose with attachments little or now suction; also is making a funny sound when machine is on and left idle; seems to be working fine when using on carpeting (picking up the cat hair and dust well ---- had to empty it twice in 20 minutes of vacuuming.


Try this link.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwcLnjpn9Tg&feature=related ... Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I have a power drive baggless vacuum cleaner...it runs well, but suddenly it seems to have lost most of the suction coming through the hose and floor area. When I remove the dirt container, the suction below it seems strong. I have had it to repair twice--they have tuned it up and replaced all filters and belt. It still does not pick up well when I vacuum or use the hose. Can you help ?


There is something stopping it up,you will have to dissasemble the unit to find the blockage,this is the most likely problem. ... Hoover U6660-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum

Vaccuum issue I just bought a Eureka upright model 5892 BVZ, my concern is, I bought it on sale (floor model) and it didn't have a manual with it. I took it home and tried it, and although it appears to be working very well there is not dirt in the catch bin on the front of the unit. I tried the hose w/attachment and again it worked very well in picking up the cat hair, but where does the hair and the dirt go, I am afraid it is spitting it back out somewhere since I can not see anything in the c


If the dirt being vacuumed is not going into the dirt cup, then it must be just stuck in the hose and evenually will clog up. Check the hose and see it there is a clog in it, otherwise you have a years warranty on a new vacuum, take it into a warran ... Eureka 5892AVZ Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I have the Dyson animal upright vacuum. It's 2 years old and now it just isn't working as well as it once did. Suction seems to be lacking - it's not picking up pet hair or much else from the carpet. I have to go over the spot for a few minutes and still, the hair isn't picked up.


You might want to check and see if your cyclones are plugged with hair. this can happen and there is a great site to disassemble and clean the cyclone here: http://www.exonotes.com/content/node/4 ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I replaced the belt in our Eureka Boss Smart Vac, it still seems loose, it uses a type R belt. The beater belt still doesn't seem to turn properly and seems that it doesn't pick up very well when I use it on my berber carpet. We have 2 dogs and I like to use it frequently. I have changed the bags and belt......


Check to see that the beater brush is not frozen up. Pull the brush and clean it, spraying some WD40 on each end piece that holds the brush in place.\015\012Also be sure the belt is properly installed so that the brush turns in the correct direction ... Eureka Vacuums

My Bissell Pro Heat Pet will spray water but not pick it up when cleaning the carpet. Is there anything I can do to fix it? The furniture attachment hose picks up water well. It seems like it could be a bit more powerful of a draw on water. I don't know it that has something to do with why the floor cleaning sucktion doesn't work. Thank you for your time. Jenn


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It doesn't seem like it has suction ... maybe about half of what it supposed to have. It won't pick up leaves that have gotten in from the outside nor dog or cat hair


It could be that you need to replace the belt. You can get replacement belts here:Replacement Vacuum Belts ... Vacuums

No suction. Picked up dog hair but went into extension hose socket and not into cannister. Is now blowing instead of sucking. This is a Eureka whirlwind lite. Thank you Jim


Mine is doing the same thing, the hose picks up things fine but the rollers turn and instead of picking up it is blowing air out???? ... Eureka WhirlWind 4381 Upright Vacuum

Not picking up as well as it use to seems to be blowing back out some lint and debris. Also when i turn it on after a second it goes to a different noise as if a hose is not connected right or something?


There seems to be a bad connection at one of the hoses or filters.\015\012Possibly a broken,or loose hose.Put some baking powder on the floor,\015\012and try vacumming it up,to see where the white smoke is escaping.\015\012Good luck ... Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Cannister model#11627915701. connector terminals in extensionwand ,and wlre harness in hose handle get hot,,,look a bit singed.. can order and do ourselves. but would like a "tune up " ,cleaning of vacuum as well. purchased in 2008. have long haired dog,,,can't afford to be without it for very long. have sears store in clay ,ny. lady I spoke w/ says it would get sent out and take at least 2 weeks.!


... Kenmore Vacuums

My upright vacuum has started to leave a line of pet hairs when I vacuum, the suction from the hose seem fine.


Try looking at the roller ,right at the back of roller ,turn it off and get something like a tooth brush or bottle brush to clean at back of roller ... Electrolux Vacuums

Blocked suction The FLOOR suction line (Hose) is clogged. I Can vaceum the floor, but it will not pick up anything because the hose to the bagless canister is blocked. I can switch from floor to hose and can vaceum furniture. it will not pick up off the floor. I have tried running a wire down/up the hose. I Can feel the blockage, but I cannot get it out. I am afraid to pull the flem hose out as I do not know how it is attached at each end.


Hi,Here is a tip that I wrote about my Bissel ... the hose should just pull out... it is just stuck in there tightly...\015\012Bissell Bagless Upright Vacuum ... Royal 088500 Featherlite Upright Vacuum

My wind tunnel had a lot of dog hair at the intake hole from my renter that used it. I was able to remove it, but is it possible there is hair up inside beyond the hole & how would I remove it? it is not picking up dog hair .


I have an upright Dyson Cyclonic.  Because I have dogs, I also have a Miele Pull-along.  I use the cyclonic for fine dust after picking up the hairs with the Miele.  Much quicker in the long run.  Otherwise ... Hoover U5453-900 WindTunnel Supreme Bagged Upright Vacuum

I have a dyson dc21. All the sudden the hose is hardly suctioning up anything. If I take the canaster off, the top air hole suctions extrememly well, but when I place that canister back on, the suction is not going thru the hose and picking anything up. I have squeezed the hose, I feel no air leaking and do not feel any blockages...what could be wrong. It worked fine the other day and today, it won't pick up a piece of lint!


... Dyson DC21 All Floors Stowaway HEPA Bagless Canister Vacuum - Iron/Titanium/Yellow

I have a Eureka Altima vacuum cleaner that doesn't pick up very well. The suction seems fine but the brush roller doesn't seem to pick up from the top of the carpet. When you lower the height of the vacuum the belt rubs and smells horribly. How can I get the vacuum to pick up better?


That means that you need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need to replace and the manual which has instructions:Eureka Altima ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

Bissel Pet Hair Eraser spits out dirt and dog hair when using hose tools..all filters have been claen and emptied. Dirt is being spit out of the "hose wand base" where the hose is detached to add the tools.


... Bissell Upright Vacuum - The Pet Hair Eraser 1 ea Vacuum

Left side of Hoover Windtunnel won't pick up dirt and hair


... Hoover U5753-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum

I am getting a lot of dog hair on the filter after cleaning one room, this is something new. I cleaned as many parts as I can. It seems like the dog hair is moving from the clear canester onto the top of the filter, any thoughts??


The cone in the tank has a black gasket make sure it hasn't slid to far up ... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Not picking up anything as well as it used to.


Try putting new filters in, and check the hose for blockages, Iain ... Eureka Capture Upright Vacuum Vacuum

I have the yellow altima vac. for a while now I can not get the darn thing to pick up properly. Or should i say keep it up.. The vac does seem to be getting everything picked up but as soon as you turn it off, you have a mess under the vac.. I have checked for clogks and can't seem to find any.. I have removed the hose, Nothing there.. And yep have removed the yellow thing inside the trash cup.. Is there anything else you could suggest??


If it smells hot, then there's a strain on the motor no doubt about it. Check the suction channel behind the sole plate and remove all of the hoses to check for a clog. It could well be that there is a clog inside the machine after the dust channel f ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

I have a DC07 and the brush wasn't rotating and I had no suction at the brush but perfect suction through the hose. I noticed a large build up of dog hair around the brush so I took off the cover plate and removed all the hair, cleaned inside the floor/brush housing and cleaned out the hose. I also cleaned the filter and removed the other air access cover and made sure that they were clear. I put everything back and the brush still doesn't turn and there is still no suction through the bottom


Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly. \015\012\015\012Here is a link that can assist you in your quest for the missing suction: \015\012\015\012 ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Poor suction The actual sweeper seems to work ok, but the hose attachment has some suction but not enough to pick up things I think it should and not enough to make the power brush spin. I've checked everywhere I can for clogs, but I can't see anything. And there doesn't seem to be any way to check to hose itself for clogs. I've cleaned out the container and the filters, but there's still a problem.


Check the inlet down by the brush roll, make sure it is open, if it is then the hose itself must have a clog. If the hose comes off, drop something like a marble in one end and see it it comes out the other end, if it doesn't then you have a clog. ... Dirt Devil M1100009 Reaction Soft Touch Cyclonic Upright Vacuum Cleaner Vacuum
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