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Kicking out debris

This vac kicks out the back almost as much as it sucks in. I have to vacumn where I just vacumned. HELP

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Your vacuum will kick back dirt if there is a clog of anykind, or if the filters are dirty. First check the suction lines for any clogs, if none are found, take out your dirt cup, and take off the filters. Normally there is a foam prefilter covering a paper filter - replace both filters. The reason this happens, is that the filters allow the air flow at a specific rate, creating the suction and they cyclonic action you see when you are picking up debris. I hope this helps.

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