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Vacuum My vacuum is loosing it's suction power. I've checked the belt and it's in perfect shape...I've bought a new filter cup...I've checked for clogs and there aren't any...I've cleaned the entire machine...and I still can't find the source of the problem.

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You checked the belt, but I bet it has stretched and won't drive the brush roll under load like it should. Belts only last a few months the stretch and should be replaced. Iff you have suction at the hose, then it has to be down below, either belt/brush roll, or the inlet by the brush roll is clogged.

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The vacuum has a lack of suction compared to when we bought it 6 months ago

Clean all filters and if there is a hose it could be partially plugged as well. Take hose off and shove something like a dry water hose through it.There is usually a filter back of the dirt bag as well. If it has been used to vac up drywall dust the dust bag will plug up before its filled as the dust is so fine it will plug up every thing on the vac. Really clean every thing and it will work better.

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No suction at all

No suction means there is a clog or restriction somewhere or the filters need replaced.

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Its not turning brushes all the time & it has very little to no suction on floor or hand tool modes

HI, it's Jim from Crucial Vacuum!

If your vacuum is experiencing difficulties with suction there are several places you can check to help your vacuum operate at its peak performance. After applying these solutions you should see an improvement in your vacuums suction and the maneuverability of the brush roll.

Lets check out your brush roll first since that's experiencing issues with turning. Look for any noticeable debris, and be sure to manually rotate the brush roll to unearth any hidden clogs that may be behind your brush roll. If you see carpet fibers, or strands of hair remove these with a razor, or scissor.

How do the bristles look on the brush roll? If they're loose, or look worn down then it may be time to replace the brush entirely.

Is the belt intact? After usage the belt will stretch out and lessen the tension on the brush roll. This could be causing the brush roll to have a lack of resistance against it. You want to be sure the belt is on there nice and tight. If your brush roll isn't operating properly it won't be able to pick up dirt and debris.

Be sure to empty your unit's dust cup. Allowing for fine dust and debris to rest in your unit's dust cup for a long period may cause your unit to become clogged, which leads to poor or even no suction for your vacuum.

If you're also getting little to no suction from your vacuums hose and attachments then check your vacuums hose for a clog. Stretch it out as far as you can to unblock any clogs. If there is a clog in a hard to reach spot try using a broom handle to reach the area.

It is recommended to wash and clean your unit's filter weekly. To do so, empty your filter screen outdoors to take off any excess debris and then clean under running water until the water comes out clean. Allow the filter screen to fully dry before inserting it back into the unit. This may take up to several hours.

You can purchase replacement parts for your vacuum direct from Crucial Vacuum with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for readers, use code: FIXYA10

I hope this was helpful. If you would like further assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 877.750.9239. We have helpful and friendly customer care representatives on the line ready to assist you.

Jim Thompson
Crucial Vacuum Customer Care

Mar 01, 2015 | Vacuums

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Why won't it suck

Hey there! It's possible that you may still have a clog in your vacuum somewhere. The filters can also cause the vacuum to lose suction. Try these steps to restore suction to your cleaner.

1. Remove the dirt cup canister from the vacuum. Remove the dirt cup lid.
2. Remove the primary foam filter. Rinse the filter under running water until it runs clear. Allow 24 hours to air dry outside of the vacuum.
3. Slide the Hepa filter out. Tap the filter against the trash can until dirt stops falling. Replace the Hepa filter. (Do not wash) Filters should be replaced once a year.
4. Remove the hose from both ends. Use a broom stick to gently loosen and clear any clogs from hose.
5. Remove the bottom plate and brushroll. Use a wooden spoon or something similar to loosen and remove any clogs from the lower hose.

6. Check that the brushes are still spinning. If not, replace the belt.
Hope this helps!

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Check the main filter cone - if it has a rip in it, then there won't be any suction in it, also clean it gently with a paint brush to get all of the dust out and check the back of the upright after the bin is taken out as sometimes there is dirt clogged at the back. Check the front of the sole plate i.e. where the roller brush is and check the dust channel behind this as it can get clogged. Due to the nature of this vacuum with the hose being located at the front of the floor head dirt can be trapped but most of all its the paper pleated cone filter that needs a good brushing. Hope that helps.

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I have a Eureka "The Boss" vacuum that doesnt seem to be sucking up as much as it should and did in the past when vacuuming on carpet and hard floor surfaces.

I have a Eureka "The Boss" vacuum that doesn’t seem to be sucking up as much as it should and did in the past when vacuuming on carpet and hard floor surfaces.

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
This could be because the vacuum has a clog or blockage, it may need a belt change every 4 to 6 months as recommended by the factory, sometimes the material you pickup on the carpet and bare floors will plug the pores of the inside if the paper bag or dirt cup filter, if the filter is clogged it looses the suction power or the bottom plate is not on properly or all of the above. These are some of the items to check when you lose suction. Customer Service Phone Number
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Either the hose has a clog, or the inlet down by the belt is clogged. Is there suction at the end of the hose, if not then it is clogged. If there is suction, then it has to be clogged down below by the brush roll, check that inlet. There also is a filter at the bottom where the dirt cup (and bag) is, check it also.

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