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No suction through top of hose - HELP

I cannot get the suction to work either. Is there something I am doing wrong? Is the little door the one at the bottom of the vacuum, I made sure it was open but there is no suction coming through the top of the hose when I place it in front of the dust or dirt I want to pick up. Help!

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Disconnect the hose where it goes into the clear tube on top of the base.there will be a little flapper door there when yo take it off.open the door and take a coat hanger with the end bent over like a hook and pull the dirt clog out of there.but first take the dirt cup off and remove the filter,if its clogged with dirt you won't have any suction.try using the vacuum without the filter in the dirt cup.if you have suction then then thats your problem ,a cloggeds filter

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It might just be clogged

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