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Nutone VX550 suction shuts off during normal use

Hi I have the nutone vx550 and the same situation occurs just started doing this 3 months ago. Ran fine for the last 2 yrs. it is about 2 1/2 yrs. old-when the
vacuum is operated for approx. 5-10 min the the suction stops working, it still has power cause the rotating brush on the sweeper still works just no suction.Let it cool for 10 mins. the vacuum operates again for a short period of time then suts off again, I checked all outlets for blockage -did not detect any, put new bag and still nothing .

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No suction on lower level
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ran fish tape but it does not go all the way through,
do i need to take pipe out.

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http://nutone.com --- Customer Service
NuTone Inc.
9825 Kenwood Road Suite 301
Cincinnati, OH 45242
In U.S.A. call:
1-888-336-3948 for Customer Service
1-888-336-6151 for Technical Support

In Canada call: 1-888-882-7626

Thanks, Don – The Vac Man
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