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Bissell proforce vacuum model 3522-5

There is a clear hose going into the back of the vacuum and one going into the bottom side...both are clogged but i cannot figure out how to get to them. the one at the side bottom, i tried to run a wire hanger down the black part the fits onto the clear but it won't work and the one on the back, i can't pull the black hose off of the clear one to get at it. not sure you are supposed to do that anyway, please help

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SOURCE: Re: model 3522-5 Bissell proforce bagged vacuum hoses clogged

Worked perfectly. Thanks, jade_greeney. We thought we were going to have to shell out $100+ for a new vacuum.

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Greetings,

The bag full indicator on most vacuum cleaners is not completley fool proof. Most vacuums will just register a loss of suction, and they will then illuminate the bag full indicator, whether or not the bag is full.

If you've changed the bag, and the machine is still indicating a full bag, then this could mean one of two things.

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If you have another vacuum cleaner this will really help you in clearing the clog. With the other vacuum, take the suction hose of the good vacuum, and connect it to the hose on your Bissell (still while the bag is removed, and the bag housing door is open). When you connect the hose of the other vacuum, can you hear a difference in the motor? Does the motor start running at a higher pitch when it's connected to your Bissell? If yes, then you've narrowed it down to a clog in your hose. If you can feel suction from the other vacuum through the hole that the bag connects onto, and the good vacuum's motor doesn't change noise when connected to the Bissell, then your clog is in the bottom section of the vacuum. You can sometimes stretch out the hose of the Bissell while the other vacuum is attached, and this will dislodge the clog.

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If this doesn't help clear your clog, or fix the bag full indicator, I'd really like to try and diagnosis this further with you. Please just use the Clarification Request or add a comment and explain what happend after trying these things I mentioned above. I'll be more then happy to try and assist your further. I really hope that this was helpful to you. If you found this helpful, please be kind and rate my repair by clicking the thumbs up icon in the review.

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