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Filter sucks against top creating low suction

When I turn the vacuum on, the filter sucks up against the top causing low suction and nothing will suck up.

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Re: 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.


Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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