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Suction problem not enough power


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Dirty filters or partially obstructed passage way
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Suction problem not enough power


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Vacuum My vacuum is loosing it's suction power. I've checked the belt and it's in perfect shape...I've bought a new filter cup...I've checked for clogs and there aren't any...I've cleaned the entire machine...and I still can't find the source of the problem.


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