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Bissell powerforce My lower pickup tube became clogged so I removed it and cleaned it out and reinstalled it.Now everything runs good but the vaccum want pick up any dirt .I replaced the bag andf when I turn it on it just exhaust air but does not have any suction,I tired tp pull the bag door of while it was running whick I could not do so it has plenty of suction inside just not getting any outside can you help?


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