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No suction. Picked up dog hair but went into extension hose socket and not into cannister. Is now blowing instead of sucking. This is a Eureka whirlwind lite. Thank you Jim

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Mine is doing the same thing, the hose picks up things fine but the rollers turn and instead of picking up it is blowing air out????

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