Question about Vacuums
I sucked up a shirt accidentally while I was using the hose but it didn't brake the belt since the brushes are still rotating. It's blowing a lot of air out through the vent infront with a bunch of holes. (not sure what it's called) it will pick stuff up if the tilt the vacuum up a little but when it's flat on the floor it wont pick up. I've cleaned the filter and checked the hoses and all clear as well as a clean canister. I have a Eureka maxima 12amps
Did you check carefully for splits? After sucking something up that big, you may have split something, like in a fold of the hose. When it is in a position where the split is somewhat sealed, it works. Move it just a bit and the split separates and it won't work.
Posted on Mar 29, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Did you make sure to cut all the strings, hair, etc. out of the brush attachment on the bottom? Look in the corners too to make sure none has gotten stuck on the sides that needs to be cut out.
Posted on Aug 10, 2007
SOURCE: no suction
Is there a blockage in the small hose in the bottom of the machine
take of the pod and you will see the small hose,
Is the main hose pushed into the bottom housing
Posted on Nov 22, 2007
I bought this same vacuum and have all the same problems. It seems it is always the filter but if it out and use the air hose and clean it it really really well then it sucks really well it will pick up anything but who wants to always do this. As one person asked about the bare floors not working well I read on another blog that company knows it does not work well on barefloors but has failed to metion this. One more thing besides the clog always being in the back were the hose connects I always find a clog in the yellow part above the canister. I always pull out so much crap there. Oh sorry one more thing I found that helped with the power was that I completely took the duster part completely off and just use the hose. Hope you have better luck than I do or did..
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
Sounds like there's a clog in the long hose that connects to the dirt canister. Remove the hose completely and check for clogs. There is a blue plastic piece that the hose is attached to. You can remove it by taking out the two screws in the back, and the four screws behind the dirt canister. Once those are removed, the hose comes away from the vacuum with the blue plastic piece attached. That should allow you to check for clogs. If necessary, take the hose outside or a place that is well lit, so you can visually verify the absence of clogs.
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
SOURCE: dirt devil mvp not sucking
These Red Devil vacuums (like the similar Hoover uprights from the 1970's) rely on the sealed rigid bag case to pull the air through the bag before it reaches the vacuum motor. Any air that leaks into the case without passing through the bag decreases the available useful suction.
As a side effect, the motor runs slower when the case isn't sealed because ironically there's more air coming in for the vacuum motor to move and its working harder. The vacuum motor spins fastest when the vacuum is sealed up and the hose is blocked and no air passes through the machine.
Posted on Jul 28, 2012
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