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Can anyone tell me how to connect the on board tools correctly, when attempting to use them...there is no suctions. It performs beautifully on my floors but when I want to use the wand or hand brushes there is no suction at all. I have been on every site and there is no manuel and I did speak with a woman at Sears, and she couldn't find a manuel either. I just know I am doing something incorrectly, but damn if I can figure out what...

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Take the filters out and clean them.try taking the filters out and turn it on and see if you have suction then.if you do the the problem is the dirty filters.ok if you still have a problem feel free to call ma at 314-628-9153 and i'd be happy to walk you through it.vacuum cleaners are my hobby i clean them up repair the then sell them

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