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Too much suction.

Brand new vaccum. We demonstrated it and I could easily move it around with one hand. She later swapped out the hose because of a loose part, we put in our new filter and it has so much suction, it takes two hands to push and pull it over the carpet. What are we doing wrong?

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SOURCE: Filter Queen, carpet attachment problem???

Open it up and see if the dirt inlet is clogged. It would be by the brush roll. But you must have a clog.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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It sounds as if you have a clog inside the "Power Nozzel". They mention that there are "no user serviceable parts within the Majestic® Power Nozzle" My advice would be to see if you can see a clog with in reachable distance and try to remove the clog. One way to check for a clog which may work for you is to remove the attachment and shine a flashlight on one of of the attachment and look through the other side and see if you see light, if no light, most likely a clog. Past that you might void the warrenty if you try and open it up the Power Nozzel itself. You may want to ask a Phone service rep about clog removal.

Posted on Jan 19, 2011

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I am having the same problem On a filter queen 360 vaccum the electrical connection from the hose to the wand was loose and over time the electrical arcing burned up the female conector piece. This sounds to me like a manufacturing problem. The arcing is a fire hazard. Why aren't these problems being fixed for free. When will the recall come out?

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