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Looud noise and no suction

My Kenmore Quick Clean is making a loud noise and will not pick any thing up. I have already cleaned out the hose, checked the wheel, checked the belt and cleaned out the filter. Why isn't it picking anything up? I can deal with the noise.

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The motor impella is blocked. you have to access this from the bottom

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