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Stair attachment has weak suction

How can I get more suction on the stair attachment? It used to work just fine.


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Re: stair attachment has weak suction

Did you put the duct in for the hose? It goes in front of the tank, take out the duct (#3)that is there and put in the duct that is on the end of the hose. Is there a slit somewhere in the hose, if so you will loose suction.

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