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Strong sucking in hose

We have the DC17. Every time I try to use the hose, the suction is so strong that it sucks the hose right in and it is not useable. Could it be a blockage??? I wouldn't even know where to begin if it is...
Thanks in advance for your help!!

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  • Heather Jan 23, 2009

    It was a blockage. Thank you!!

  • cavery49 Feb 08, 2009

    The hose sucks in on itself, collapses. I turn it off and the hose relaxes. I have removed u-shaped connector and found no blockage there.

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    I have the same problem on a 25 ball animal, how do I dismantle it to remove blockage please?

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Sounds like either the stiffeners within the hose have failed, or there is a blockage as you mentioned.

See if the hose feels weak at the point where it collapses. If not, look for a blockage in the vacuum head, or remove the hose at the vacuum head end and look for a restriction in the hose or the vacuum head port.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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