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My craftsman vaccum won't **** very well. The filter is not the problem and the hoses are not clogged. On the motor itself there is very little air being sucked in, however it blows out air quite well. Can this be fixed?

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The mini has a plastic blade, it sounds like it is loose on the shaft. The air you feel coming out is vacuum air and motor cooling air. It will feel like there is a lot of air even if you block the hose, because that's motor cooling air. The plastic blade might need replaced.

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SOURCE: Shop Vac not working well

The only thing after the filter and bag is the motor. Do you have suction with the hose removed? If not then the hose is clogged. If you have some, then the motor is the problem.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SOURCE: shop vac sucks water for a few seconds then it spits it back out

Don't use the paper filter for sucking water. It can ruin it. It will still be usable if you just set it out to dry but there is no reason to use it for water in my experience. I have a sears shop vac and it will fill up more than half full without ejecting the water.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: every time I turn vac on with hose attached the

Try it with no attachment or nozzle on the end. If it sucks the hose in on itself then, you'll be wanting to check that hose one more time. Pass something with a larger diameter through it. I'd try 3/4" PVC pipe or something like that. Another alternative is to place the hose on the exhaust of the canister and try to blow it out. Yet a third possibility is to reverse the hose on the suction side and **** through the hose backwards.
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Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: My shop vac is blowing air out and not sucking.

make sure top is sealed up properly also check to see if hose is not plugged in hose or inside vaccum

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Motor makes loud racket and smells like burning, but still works.

Bag? There is a paper filter and maybe a foam filter ... bag? Maybe this is a newer model that I am not familiar with. Anyway ... ...

It sounds like your motor has been eating dust. Please check here for your repair: http://www.shopvac.com/support/

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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