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Plugged hose on Hoover Windtunnel

I have no suction on the floor or carpets and feel the hose is plugged. I have replaced the belt so it's not that. There is no air blowing like there usuaslly is...help

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  • geeeeeee Dec 31, 2008

    Thanks for replying so quickly. I didn't think I would get an answer so fast and being frustrated I just happened to do just what you suggested before I came back to check and YEAH it works now..so much better. Have a Happy New Year!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    hoover windtunnel not sucking at the hose

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    very little sucking at the hose

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You will have to remove the bottom cowling under the vaccum cleaner there are 4 phillips head screws one at each corner when you turn over the vaccum cleaner, take this off and remember how it goes back on. in the area where the hos is there will probably be a clog at that point. remove this and pull hose off and make sure it is not clogged farther up the hose, reinstall and check

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    ZZZZ May 04, 2014

    hose does not come off..cheap vacuum cleaner

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You definitely have a clod between the tube by the brushroll area and the attachment hose and the best way is to take a wire hanger and make a little hook on the end to see if there is a clog, the clog is closer to the fan area and anything big would clog up the area sideways and
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