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LeafHog bag tear

My B&D LeafHog has a small hole in the bag where, best guess, a rock was sucked in and shot through the bag.
Duct tape on the outside won't work, since it gets blasted right off.
Is there a way to repair the bag? And if not, somewhere to get a replacement bag?

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  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    I have the same problem. There is now a hole in the bag. Can't use it. Can't find replacement bag for the Vortex Leaf Hog model anywhere.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I have, the same problem and no replacement bag to be found



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Found the bag on a replacement parts site:

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Try a needle and some good thread,

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