Having problems with your Panasonic Vacuums ?
Low suction.Changed bag and cleaned hose blockage
Check the sole plate where the roller brush is. There may be an obstruction leading from the sole plate to the main dirt channel. Usually on many Panasonic uprights the main dirt channel is a removable bent plastic tube before it meets the bottom of the hose. Check to see if this isn't obstructed. ALso check your filters on the vacuum as sometimes a blocked filter means a lack of suction.
The manual says to remove agitator and clean every five uses and cites this as a troubleshooting point for low suction. However, I can't promise that will work because I can't figure out why mine won't work anymore. The manual is available online on panasonic.com.
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Panasonic mc-v6840 Low suction.Changed bag and cleaned hose blockage
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I have a new bag in, checked the hoses for clogs have the motor cover off showing motor runs. Problem is vacuum has no suction in hose area, cover off where bag is and the air blows out of filter. hoses are clean no blockage.
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My Kenmore canister vacuum cleaner model 116.27514700 has unacceptably low suction.It is much less than my older GE Walmart canister vacuum. the 2 filters are very clean and there is no blockage in the hose and the dust collection bag is empty. Is poor suction a characteristic of this model or if not is there a way to fix this problem?
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My vac has lost suction. When I vacuum it picks up very little, but when I remove the wand hose it has good suction. We have cleaned both filters, checked for blockage in all hoses & cleaned the beater bar brush. All to no avail. Is it the motor? Or is there a blockage deep in the vac somewhere? We're debating repair versus buying a new one. Hope you can help. Thanks.
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I have a Kenmore 116.36932 (upright-bagless vacuum) that the motor protector by-pass valve has opened. I've clean out the area between the agitator brush where the flexible extension hose starts. There was some blockage there. I checked the rest of the system (extenstion hose, back filter area, pipe area to canister and area to side filter. I took the 2 filters out and the by-pass valve is still open. Where else could there be a blockage that I can take apart to clean and put back together
When I flip the switch on my sebo x1 upright, a red light comes to the brush and bag icons. However, I cleaned out the hose and checked to make sure there is no obstruction from the brush to the hose also, or from the hose to the bag. It is clear that juice is coming to the vacuum, but there is no sign of life except the two red lights.
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HI, My Dyson DC07 Is excellent When I use the hose, But it's not so good on carpets. There is no blockage in the bottom hose & all the filters are clean. Also the belt & roller are working & clean Can anybody help?.
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My Hoover Mach 5 model number u5194-900 series ZF12.O will vacuum for about 15-10 min then it shuts its self off and will not turn back on., I have cleaned out all the hoses, filters and cleaned off brush. What can I do to fix this so that it will **** into the chamber. The hoses get clogged and it doesn't appear to be sucking into the "bag area"
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Wondering if the head is plugged up because it makes a sound like air is escaping somewhere. I've replaced the original cloth bag with a comparable "O" paper bag from Sears. I tried to see if there was a clog in the hose by placing a broom handle in the hose to see if something would loosen. I also cleaned the filter and the air filter. If the head is plugged, how can I fix it? We can't get the vacuum apart. Thanks.
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The hose line leading out from the roller compartment is clogged and I can't access it to clean it out. How can I clean out that portion of the hose. I am assuming this is the problem because I can see it is full and the bag is not filling with anything.
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My Windsor Sensor XP12 says the bag is full when it's not. I have removed the hose, brush, and filter and cleaned everything. I can put a bag on without the cover and it works great. However, when I add the bag to the front cover and close the latch the right way, it does not work. I'm thinking that the cover is not seating the bag correctly over the hole, but I can't figure out how to fix it. Any suggestions?
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No suction Hello - any help with this would be much appreciated! I just changed the bag and filters. The machine runs, seems normal, but there is no suction. There is no blockage of the hose, as indicated by the fact that that little viewer window above where the hose connects to the unit is not showing the red portion that it shows when there is something blocking the hose (god, this is hard to describe!). If I disconnect the hose and put my hand over the hole, I feel some suction. But
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I have just replaced the bag in my miele and the indicator is showing that the bag is full. The air coming from the exhaust is hot and the machine is making a higher pitched sound as it does when the bag is full. When the hose is detached, the indicator registers as empty and there doesn't seem to be a blockage.
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The red light comes on when the bag is not full (in fact I put in a new one). When the hose is removed, the light goes off. How do I clean the small hose that leads to the bottom of the vacuum and the main hose?
If it has a clog caused by a hair ball or some other object, a "properly bent" coat hanger can be used to fish it out. ... Vacuums
Not sucking from bottom into bag, but blows out the side filter,..yet it DOES **** FROM HOSE ATTACHMENT. How can this be?...the.belt is fine recently replace, the rollers clean..I can feel anything i
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Check the impeller on the moter it may be missing a fin or two (question does it make any unusual noise or vibration ?) ... Vacuums
I bought a Kenmore canister vacuum, model 116, in April 2007. This morning, the sound of the motor suddenly began to deepen, and I began to lose suction. Normally, if something is clogging the hose, the motor will wind up to a higher pitch, not a lower one. The filters are clean, the bag is empty, and I can't detect anything lodged in the hose. If this were a car's engine, I would say it's "lugging down". Any pointers?
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Oreck XL21 just will not work at all any more. Beater is clean - belt is fine. Fresh bag - inflates. Took the thing apart - checked for blockages at intake, bag entry, and the tube. It just doesn't vacuum anything. No suction at all for anything stronger than air. I'd say it doesn't ****, but that would be ironic. Are these known for just "quitting" after a while? We take it in for maintenance as recommended to replace filters, etc. Is there some miracle trick to make it work or sho
Did you make sure the brush turns freely? Even though it is clean, if it does not turn freely with the belt, it will not beat the carpet and pull debris up into the unit.\015\012\015\012Another (drastic?) thing to try would be to take the unit ... Vacuums
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The belts need to be replaced ... Vacuums
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Hoover windtunnel dirt finder light stays red. We've cleaned the elbow the roller the hose and have a clean bag. The vacuum is new only had it for 3 months.
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Your eureka has no suction kuz the vacum hose needs cleaning ... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum