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How to clean out the bag compartment above the filter cup

Fabric bag above filter cup needs cleaned. Is there a way to remove the fabric bag?

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I took out the air flow filter at the back of the vacuum and turned it on, somehow the clog cleared. Then I put the filter back in and it works perfectly! Barb

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If the motor is real loud, then it is bad and will have to be replaced. Either the fan or motor bearings have gone bad.

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The bag has a cardboard collar with latex. It must seal over the inlet. Make sure not to tear the bag when replacing.

Is the cover closing properly? The cover seals against a gasket. The same with the filter.

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Be sure you wash the filter that is above the canister compartment. It has an orange lever to release it. I over looked this the first year I had the vaccume, dust was really caked in there. I also just wash out the inside of the canister with water once in awhile.

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I used a table knife in the very front of the brush area, there is an angled chanel. the inner piece of plastic with the roller assy just fellout once all of the screws were removed. I also just wash out the orange funnel piece after vaccuming every 2 months or so.

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