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Vac wont pull/**** anything while we try to vac floor,

Upright position will not pick up anything (zero) suction. But if you use the hose or test it, there's a ton of suction. Checked beater bar, belt, and even checked the rear hose, can'd figure it out. Girlfriend purchased this unit in Aug. from Lowes and they **** too.
Hoover Windtunnel Twin chamber 12 amp,Model # U5753-900

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Hello RonD30,
If you are getting suction thru the hose and not from the bottom section.. you have a clog somewhere inline with the base area... If you have access to a shop vac ... unplug the Hoover, open up the base and remove the beater bar /belt assembly.. then hold the shop vac nozzle on the point of entry to where the Hoover pulls the debris into the dirt compartment. I am fairly certain you have a clog somewhere in that ducting.. Stubborn ones may need a little motivation.. so you may be able to get an electricians snake or metal coat hanger bent to release the jam..
Hope that helps..
Regards,
Rick..
And you are right , regarding Lowes..but don't exclude Home Depot from the same rating..LOL Once the sale is done.. so are they...

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