Having problems with your Eureka 431A Optima Bagless Upright Vacuum ?

My eureka optima upright bagless vaccum has VERY low suction using the floor part. the hose has excellent suction. i removed the little translucent door underneath and there were no blockages, i cleaned the brushroll thoroughly and that hasnt helped either. i know this probably isnt recommended but i turned it on to the floor setting with the brushroll off and stuck my fingers up the intake as far as i could, the suction was good further up but it just seems to stop down at the base. because i s


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I will try and help here. Is the sole plate on the bottom of the vacuum complety on and there are no visible cracks along the seam where it meets the body? This is the usual cause for this. Onc you take of the plate to access the roller and brushes, if this is not put on correctl you will lose suction. Look for any other openenings that can cause a air leak.
Hello!
There is an obstruction on the airflow.
You might consider looking at the translucent door again that you removed.
When you put it back again, did you try to examine closely that something may be blocking or jamming the door during the operation of the vacuum.
Try again what you did, when you turn on your unit and put your fingers inside it, but this time make sure the translucent door is put back in its place before turning the unit on. See if the door opens when the vacuum started to work.
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