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NO SUCTION AND CLEANING LIGHT IS NOT WORKING

I HAVE AN UPRIGHT KENMORE PROGRESSIVE THAT IS PURPLE AND PURCHASED ABOUT 7 TO 9 YEARS AGO. THE AGITATOR BRUSH IS WORKING AND THE VACUUM WILL PICKUP CRUMBS, BUT EVERYTHING FALLS OUT OF IT WHEN YOU TURN IT OFF. SO I THINK IT IS A SUCTION PROBLEM. CANNOT FIND A PLUG IN ANY OF THE HOSES. THE CLEAN LIGHT DOES NOT INDICATE CLEAN OR DIRTY EITHER.

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You have a dirty filter somewhere. Ignore the fact that the light hasn't come on because it is probably burned out. Check the bag and any filter areas for blockages - they are there. Take the hoses off, stretch them out and run a broom handle through them to check for problems there.

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