Having problems with your M&S Systems AirVac AVP1200 Platinum Series Central Vac - 12,000 sq ft Bagged Central System Vacuum ?

I sucked up some toilet paper in my central vac, and not it has almost no suction. How do I remove the block?

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Start by checking the hose and wands. Next check what is in the container of the canister. If your filters are dirty it will reduce the volume of air and not clean well. After cleaning the filters check each valve to see if the volume and suction is the same. We use a gauge for these tests but you can test for suction by placing your hand over the end of the hose. You can check for volume by not plugging the hose but inserting a finger in the end of the hose. This may help you decide which section of he plumbing has the clog. Another way to locate the clog is to insert small numbered pieces of paper in each valve. Then inspect the canister to see which valves worked and which were clogged.
\012Once you have identified the location you can try to dislodge it. Some of the ways to unclog it is reverse the direction of flow with another powerful vacuum. Another technique is to tie a ball of plastic to a strong cord. Suck this into the pipe until it stops and drag it back to clean the pipes. This can be done to clean different sections of the pipe and reverse the direction of travel of the suction. Measuring the length of the cord will help you locate the clog. Do this from each valve and from the pipe at the canister after you disconnect it. Last resort is a plumbers snake.
Toilet paper shouldn't clog a central vacuum system. There was probably already something in there that caught the toilet paper and made it worse. Here is a good resource that might help:

How to unclog a central vacuum system
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