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Upper Filter gets clogged quickly

Hi, When vacuuming with this vacuum, the upper filter (that foam-pad) gets very quickly heavily clogged with dust and larger solid particles. Basically I can vacuum for 5 mins and then I have to clean it... I don't have pets or any other source of much dust/hair. It seems that the dust/dirt doesn't get trapped in the container but in front and on this foam pad... What am I doing wrong or is this just a bad vacuum? Thanks

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  • ashley1215 Dec 21, 2008

    Every time I vacuum, the upper filter gets quickly clogged, even after cleaning it with water and allowing it to air dry for >24 hrs. Is there a way to fix this? It is extremely annoying that I can't even use it to vacuum my whole house in one try, I have to clean the filter then wait for it to dry!

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Does it to me also.
I think the cause is a bad seal between the dust collector (cup) and the body or the cup is full.
make sure the body seal is not distorted and the cup is closed properly.

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You may have to replace the filters, air maybe restricted going thru them. The main filter is part #73494, and the foam #74038. Also make sure the SLINGER/CYCLONE ASSY part #74068 isn't clogged up.

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