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Rainbow E Series Vacuum

My vacuum is not sucking.  Will a filter change help?  The machine sounds as though it is working, overtime even!  thanks for the help. my e series has lost alot of suction what can i do?

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It's plugged!

If it happened suddenly, you have a jam somewhere. Unhook the hose to see if it's in the hose or the unit.

If it happened over time then it's likely dirty or full. Wet dirt can accumulate near the blower and inhibit suction. Cleaning the filter is almost always a good idea.

Best to you, Jidza

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