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Hoover vaccuum cleaning tools not working

Cleaning tools have no suction - and I can't figure out how to dismantle the base in order to examine the parts

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  • dave overbeek Feb 18, 2012

    I have the bottom portion off, as well as the upright, but that doesn't allow access to the cleaning tools portion of the base, and I don't see any more screws. How am I supposed to detach the cleaning tools hose, or gain access to that portion of the cleaner?

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Before using tool
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Problem: Low suction
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