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Very loud "spitting" sound

I have narrowed it down to the small circle behind the hose just below where it attaches to the body of the unit, but have no idea what causes the noise. I assume it's due to a seal loss or a clog, but I cannot find it. Sound goes away when hose is removed to use attachments - returns when replaced.

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After reading some other entries about similar problems, I turned to the bottom of the vacuum and where the hose starts, just behind the roller. What I found was a large Lego wedged in the opening. Removed it and we're as good as new. I actually wonder how it got in there because it was a B***H to get out. I thought I was going to break the plastic molding around the rollers, but I finally got it loose after about 20 minutes of fiddling with it. Kids!!

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