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What is the problem when the fan housing "tube" is not moving back and forth as it has been; it is very hard to move it. Already asked this question but thought I'd simplify it....

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It could be something caught in the mating surfaces of the fan housing, or it could be cracked and getting hung up on the inside of the machine. The only way to know for sure is to take it apart. If you don't trust yourself to be able to do that then I would recommend a vacuum shop!

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