The attachments hose won't **** but instead it blows air and stuff out of where the hose connects to the lower right side of the vacuum. If I am doing just regular vacuuming and not trying to use the attachments hose, it seems to work fine.
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Kellie, I've had 2 Rainbows and the only way I know that they can blow is if you have your hose attached to the outflow(exhaust) for such things as blowing up air beds water toys, etc. If your hose is on the front of the machine and it is still blowing air....I got nothin'! That seems very odd to me, and I've never been told even when I sold the machines that there was any type of airflow adjustment for them, especially on these older models.
this is caused by a dirty air filter and/or a blocked vacume hose ( most of the time the blockage is at the bend where the hose enters the floor sweeper area ) ---
remove and tap out and brush the filter ( or use a air compressor to blow out filter ).
then with the vacume on its side - remove the bottom plate ( like you were going to change the belt ) and use a coat hanger and clean out the hose between the floor sweeper and where the suction hoes attaches. this will restore your vacume to full operation.
Most of these have an suction hose and a blow port. One blows air, one sucks air. Make sure the suction hose is on the correct port. Also, a dirty air filter will cause the same effects. The filter must be good to prevent the dirt and dust being blow around.
First test suction on unit without the hose, is there suction? If yes, attach hose and test. If no go to the door to outside, attach hose to the top of unit where it blows (under handle on top), put hose out door and turn on. The stuff clogging the hose should blow out the end.
If it wasn't the hose check the wand, and then the power nozzle and using the above to clear obstruction.
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Hi, I had the same problem with my Eureka vacuum cleaner. I don't have the problem with the beater bar, but I had the problem with the attachment hose not getting any suction. I found out that I was putting attachment on the wrong end of the hose. The end that you use in the front. Don't how I got that confused because it always worked before. Hope this helps with the hose part of the problem.
Unplug the vacuum and clean out the hose that goes from the beater to the intake. The hose is either plugged with debis or has become disconnected or BOTH. You may have to use a screw driver to remove the plate over the beater brush.