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Flapping noise behind where hose wraps up/suction but junk sticki

Dust and grass is clinging to the outside, canister is cleaned out and it doesnt swirl around

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You have a clog in the hose take the screws out of the hose retainer and take a yard stick and run it into the hose to get the clog out

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