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I forgot to put a bag in my kenmore vacuum cleaner, now it will not suction and the wheel at the bottom will not turn. the motor seems to work fine.


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If the motor is running, there's a good possibility the fan is broken or worn down. This will result in no airflow. Solution? Replace the fan assembly or vacuum. I recommend a vacuum that won't run without a bag and has sturdier and multiple fans in the motor assembly.
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