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Tradewinds VCH-7 and ventilator VR1000 on the roof, motor and fan blows but no suction I have a probably 30 year old Tradewinds kitchen range top fan, VCH-6 and roof ventilator VR1000. The motor turns and fan blows pretty strong, but there is no suction at the range top. No suction at all. I wonder if it's due to the duct is blocked somewhere. I used a mirror to see from the kitchen range top to as far as I could see. I was hoping to find some damper with shutter. So far I have found any mechanism that blocks the air flow. I'll appreciate if someone could provide suggestions what I should look for. Thank you, James
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I had the same problem and today I finally called Dyson. They were very helpful. I disconnected the hose from the handle using the red release button. If you hold the handle up to the light and can't see light on the other side, there is a blockage. A wire coat hanger worked great to dislodge our blockage and it's working perfectly again!
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
It sounds like the same problem I was having. I had loss of suction through he hose then all of the air was coming out through the vent/valve on top of canister. If you are looking at your dyson from the back, look at the bottom. You will see a purple plastic tab on the bottom left. That allows you to remove the plastic u-shaped hose that goes from the hose to the bottom of the dyson. I just removed that and found it was completley blocked. I removed it and the dyson has no loss of suction orair through top valve/vent. I hope this helps. I never post but i'm just excited that I got my dyson working perfectly again.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
SOURCE: dyson suction loss
make sure the filters in the bottom are clean, then remove the canister and you will need to clean it thouroughly, pay close attention to the upper section inside where the "cones" come togetheri have read that they are prone to clog up here and lose suction, google dyson suction loss or how to clean a dyson ect...pay attention to getting the rod that releases the bottom to dump back in the correct place or it will not work right. a few write ups tell about this!
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
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Dismantling the vacuum probably won't help much, and reassembling can be a bear.
To check the intake, remove bag and look into bottom of bag well. It there's a filter there, remove it and check intake at bottom of bag well. Clear if there is.
The afterfilter on a canister is located beneath the air diffuser grid on the top of the machine where the tools can be attached. Remove this cover and there should be a white filter. Yours is probably black, or at least real dirty, if it's never been changed. This also blocks the airflow, reducing suction, and potentially damaging the motor. Extremely dirty filters are an indicator of how much dust is getting into and through the motor. This is usually caused by using generic bags rather than the genuine Electrolux, now Aerus, bags.
It is also an indicator of another internal problem on some other Aerus and pre-Aerus Electrolux vacuums.
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
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