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Vacuum cleaner will not pick up

I have a kenmore vvacuum cleaner model #216.37010 it will not pick up dirt from carpet. I have took all of the hoses and clean them but the dirt still get clogged in the hose running from base of vacuum.

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    I took vacuum apart to clean filters & the bottom of the dirt cup came apart & now it will not stay closed A plastic part came out of it; need diagram on how to put it back together

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