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I have an old Miele canister vacuum and I do not know how to disassemble the hose to check for a clog. I think it sucked up a nerf ball the size of a ping pong ball. I changed the bag but it did isn't appear to be in the bag. The vacuum powers on but I do not have suction with the hose, and since the hose has hard plastic elbow joints I do not want to pry them apart and break it

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Hi Emily: If you have the model number for your machine you may be able to find your manual on the Miele website. Check here for older models Here for newer models.

In trying to isolate the clog it would be best to disassemble the wand and hose to more easily isolate the problem. If the problem is a ball it is quite likely lodged at the first elbow

Generally, to detach the suction hose from the canister press the release buttons at the sides of the elbow and lift the hose from the socket.

To release the handpiece from the wand, press the locking button and pull the handpiece away from the wand. Similarly if your unit has a floorbrush this can be detached by pressing the locking button and pulling the wand out of the floor brush.

You may need to insert a wire from the canister end to push out the clog or ball opposite to the direction it was sucked in.

If these directions are not helpful and you cannot locate the manual for your model, please reply with your model number as I may be able to locate it from other sources.

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Posted on Feb 13, 2012

  • Emily Jean Feb 13, 2012

    Thanks, I saw the little rectangular locking buttons but not being an octopus it was hard/impossible to hold each end taut and depress the locking buttons to release them AND swivel the pieces apart to separate them. It is a two person job and one must be over age seven. I thank you for your communique to assure me that is how it should be done. Nerf ball lodged precisely in elbow and I used a wire brush designed for cleaning turkey basters to dislodge the little ******. And now I have downloaded the manual in order to have that resource available. It is amazing how the Miele can work so well even after years if it is properly maintained.

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