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Blows dust it blows dust out of the vents.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Making a really loud noise, no suction and blows dust out. Nothing is clogged and we changed the belt and have clean filters.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I have a eureka model AS2011 type A. It is lowing dust out of what appears to be vented holes in the base of the vacum. How do I fix it?

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I had this trouble and it turned out someone in my household had tossed out the filter with the rest of the dirt. you may have lost yours along the way since it's relatively easy to throw out.

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