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No suction from the bottom

I do have suction from the hose but almost nothing from the main vacuum. It won't even pick up a piece of lint.

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Check for a clogged airway between the bottom shoe and the hose inlet. The shoe is the area around the brush when looking at the bottom of the floor unit.

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