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Eureka 4700a bagless vacuum

Will not pick up, no spin in canister. no obstructions in hose or at bottom port. hepa filter is clean. brush does spin on release. what do you think?

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  • Fierywon2 Nov 26, 2007

    no suction when used normally although when i disconnect the she from the base there IS suction direction from the hose. I have checked for any blockage and cleaned out the filter/compartment of any dirt. The belt IS working, the brush IS spinning. I don't know what else to do

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    I have the same problem.. When disconnecting the hose from the head, it picks up fine, but pushing along picks up nothing.. Everything seems to be spinning. Could there be a belt problem.? I have no manuel so I don't even know where the belts are. Any solutions??

  • swingengin Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem. Also, it smells really bad when its running.

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It's probably the lower tube that is plugged, disconnect the lower tube at the elbow, use a large pipe cleaner (bent at the end your pushing through, as to not puncture the tube itself.) it should emerge just behind the brush. check in and around the pipe cleaner for any debris.

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I'd check the hoses again and see if there are rips or leaks. If it has a seperate motor for the suction, I'd make sure that it works.

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If your Bissell upright vacuum cleaner is not cleaning like it did when it was new, then you need to provide a bit of maintenance or service. I will tell you how you can do this maintenance to your Bissell vacuum.

First, make sure that your floor vacuum is unplugged. Then you can work safely on your Bissell bagless vacuum.

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