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Poor suction on carpet

Suction through the hose it fantastic but when I try and vacume the carpet the suction is poor and the motor gets quite warm

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  • Greettaa Nov 17, 2007

    I've put a new belt on. I've cut off string and hair that collected around the roller. I've emptied the canister. Why is the suction so poor. I have a Dirt Devil Swivel upstairs and it works fantastic. Do you think it is because the Swivel uses a bag and the Vision is bagless?

  • ScottApril Nov 21, 2007

    When I switch to "carpet" or "floor" mode, the brushes turn on, but no suction from the base. Instead, suction continues to pull through the hose for the tool attachment? Shouldn't the "carpet" and "floor" modes cause the suction to stop through the tool hose and instead turn on the suction at the base?

  • mrsdam Dec 06, 2007

    Have a Hoover Z. It was working fine until I accidently sucked up the lace of my husbands worrk boot. Pulled it out but since then have no suction through the floor brush but normal suction with hose. I have done everything the user manual suggests but brush still spits everything out. Any help would be great

  • raine1932 Dec 19, 2007

    It's as if something has reversed, and the hose has some suction but the carpet airflow seems reversed - the air is blowing out instead of there being suction.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    I changed the dust bag , and cleaned the brizels of roller underneath and removed the two small wheels also even the suction is poor on carpet. Why?

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2008

    Suction through the hose is great but there is nothing at the floor. No clogs, brushes are spinning. Every thing is in good working condition except for the fact that the suction stops between the hose and the brushes. I have even ran a coat hanger through the hose to make sure its clear. I'm dumbfounded.

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    No suction on floor or carpet.

  • Bica Feb 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. There are absolutely no clogs. Virtually sanitized the entire machine. Hose suctions remains as it were when it was new, but the spinning floor brush only moves the dirty around. Awaiting a solution for a vacuum that only sucks at vacuuming up the dirt.

  • Recluse Mar 22, 2008

    My vacuum sweeper has no suction on the floor or carpet. The suction on the hose is fine.I have cleaned the brushes and the belt and they work fine. The brushes turn but there is no suction.

  • shell75 Mar 25, 2008

    I've checked and no cloggs,' the hose works great but no suction on the floor, help please

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    No suction on the rug only suction through the hose?????

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    i dunno....can you switch between the hose and floor vac?
    My hose works great....but i don't get any other suction! I lost the manual....and wonder if it's simply a matter of turning the hose off!

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    Suction is fine on the hose tools but none with the carpet sweeper. The roller brush is turning fine.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    Hose works fine, no suction on floor when used as a normal vacum, rotater brush underneath working fine also...I'm stumped!

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    Me too

  • srw_juliet Jan 13, 2009

    The hose works great but the vacuum itself isn't working well.

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    poor suction on the carpet...the hose works great...checked belt and brush...both ok...maybe clogged up somewhere?



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I just pick this one up from a garage sale and it had the exact same problem. No the belt is fine. There didn't seem to be anything stuck in suction tube path. I did find that the carpet height selector was on its highest setting. When I adjusted it down to a lower level the suction and cleaning ability greatly improved. I am going to try this for a while. It would be nice if this is the solution to the whole problem.

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  • cgard854 Dec 10, 2010

    The problem with the carpet aspect is that the suction is located to the far right


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Did you check to see if brush is spinning ,
is belt broken? It could be something stuck
in the mechanism in the impeller, shute,etc

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