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Why vacuum will not pick up dog hair

Vacuum does not pick up hair or lint why

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I have two dogs and while vacuuming on the back stroke I get a black line of dog hair. I have to keep running back over the same spot to finally get it up. It doesn't do it on the forward motion, .


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