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My vacuum is not picking up as much as it use to and is only a year old

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Check if the bag is full inside the vacuum cleaner. If you have a bagless vacuum, check to see if the chamber that holds the dirt is full and if so empty it.

Also check the filter inside the vacuum. The location of the filter may vary depending on your model of vacuum, refer to the manual or google it.
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Vacuum not sucking up the dirt as much as it used to.


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