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NO SUCTION THIS MODEL USES A U SHAPED DISPOSABLE BAG. THERE IS NO SUCTION GOING UP THE LONG HOSE TO THE BAG. THE SUCTION IS STRONG BUT ITS GOING DOWN THROUGH THE INSIDE FILTER. I HAVE CLEANED EVERYTHING TO GET OUT ANY CLOGS BUT NOTHING WORKS. THE SUCTION GOES DOWN THROUGH THE FILTER AND NOT UP THROUGH THE HOSE AND THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO.THE SUCTION IS IN THE WRONG PLACE?

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You haven't given enough details of what machine you are asking about. Take it to your local vac shop for help.

Posted on Aug 08, 2017

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SOURCE: Attachment hose has no suction

Sometimes when you take them apart and
reassemble the vac (the plastic slide doesn't
make full contact with the lever,or it isn;t on
the lever at all) that switches
from the floor to the attachment. IF Tthere
are no clogs in the duct then that the
most likely problem

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Poor suction

Check the inlet down by the brush roll, make sure it is open, if it is then the hose itself must have a clog. If the hose comes off, drop something like a marble in one end and see it it comes out the other end, if it doesn't then you have a clog.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

reddevil6
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SOURCE: "brush bar spins erratically"

Belt needs to be replaced, it has stretched to the point that under load, it won't turn the brush roll like it should, so I would advise replacing the belt. And while you are doing that, check the brush roll and make sure the ends turn freely, if not, then replace it also. Then check the dirt inlet while you have the brush roll out.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

worldvet
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SOURCE: Dirt Devil M086700 Wide Glide upright suction problem

Hi,

These new fangled Hepa filters get clogged up pretty easy and when there's no place for an outlet of air there is no suction going into the clear basket.

You're right. Best way to clean these things is to bang them upside down outside on some concrete or another hard surface until there is no more dust coming out. You can replace them and eventually it comes to that.

The hose that leads up from the suction bed housing has a tight turn in the bottom area and this can collect something large that then collects smaller and smaller. The hose can be disconnected from the bottom unit and it may take a straightened coat hanger to clear out whatever may or may not be in there.

To be sure you have a tight seal just see that the plastic can is seated firmly at the bottom and the top locks in place. The gasket does its job once there is good airflow and the vacuum will do the rest.

Any questions or need for clarification just comment back to me below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Regards,
Worldvet

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Vacuum doesn't work on bare floors!

does it have a bare floor setting that shuts off the beater bar? if the brush is revolving it will scatter dirt instead of picking it up

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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