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Low Suction When I turn my vacuum on the filter sucks up against the top causing low suction and the water won't suck up. It has never done this before. Any suggestions?

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Re: Low Suction

Empty the recovery tank; it may be full
and the automatic shut-off engaged.
Make sure filter and filter lid are properly
Make sure tanks are locked in place.
Check the filter and clean if dirty.
Make sure nozzle is replaced properly
and locked

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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If you've noticed a change in the performance of your DC65, this is likely to be due to a blockage, and the filters may also need a wash. I'm confident that by following the steps shown into the videos below, you can remove any obstructions and restore full performance to your vacuum:

You may also want to give both filters a wash with cold water without detergent, if this hasn't been done recently. In normal use this should be done at least once every three months. Make sure both filters are completely dry before replacing them - this could take at least 24 hours:

If you'd like further help or advice after giving these steps a try, please call our experts directly on 1-866-693-9766 (US), 1-877-397-6622 (CA) or 1800 239 766 (AU).

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Why won't it suck

Hey there! It's possible that you may still have a clog in your vacuum somewhere. The filters can also cause the vacuum to lose suction. Try these steps to restore suction to your cleaner.

1. Remove the dirt cup canister from the vacuum. Remove the dirt cup lid.
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If the brushes are not spining you might have something wraps around and stuck in it. like hair or sting. you might have to take the object where the brushes are apart to clean it out. Also check the belt, and if there is a filter make sure it is clean. Dirty filter can cause low suction.

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Filter sucks against top creating low suction


See my post with the same problem (described in painful detail) at:

I've no idea why this should happen all of a sudden. But it has. And so far nobody is suggesting anything.


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