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Vacuum seems to have reverse suction

I have a Dirt Devil upright that worked fine until I changed the bag and now the suction seems to be reversed? Any ideas on what is going on?

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b0sslady2001
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SOURCE: No suction

Up inside the bottom of the vacuum there is a hole where the dirt goes in to get to the bag. That's where the clog probably is.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: No suction, belt is good and turing brush

take off the bottom cover, and see if something is clogged. trace it all the way to the impeller

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Durt Devil upright 12 amp Vision Vacuum Cleaner

If there no blockages in the hoses, then the next thing to check would be any filters in the vacuum. When these get clogged, you will experience this problem.

Dave

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Lost suction after I changed the bag and cleaned the air filter

The bag has a cardboard collar with latex. It must seal over the inlet. Make sure not to tear the bag when replacing.

Is the cover closing properly? The cover seals against a gasket. The same with the filter.

Posted on May 21, 2009

dcramer531
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SOURCE: model 8850 riccar no suction

The bag has a cardboard collar with latex. It must seal over the inlet. Make sure not to tear the bag when replacing.

Is the cover closing properly? The cover seals against a gasket. The same with the filter.

If this is ok, then there probably is still something clogged in the system, Up inside the bottom of the vacuum there is a hole where the dirt goes in to get to the bag. That's where the clog probably is. Also if If the belt is stretched, then it can't turn the brush rol under load, if you haven't chenged it in the last 6 months, then I would put a new one one. Also check the dirt inlet by the brush roll for a blockage. Last but not least, the base plate on a vacuum must fit tightly against the bottom of the vacuum for it to get good suction. this is a culprit on a lot of repairs so make sure the bottom of the vacuum is put togethere correctly and tightly.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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