Hoover U6476-910 - Very little suction from the bottom
Very little suction from the bottom, not clogged (took apart and looked) -- sucks fine from the top attachment... filter looks ok, changed bag... suction is weak and not like it should be. Any feedback is appreciated.
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Re: Hoover U6476-910 - Very little suction from the...
If you haven't already, remove the beater bar. This is accomplished by unplugging the vacuum and turning it beater bar up. Remove the clips or screws that hold the plate on the beater bar and set aside. The beater bar sits in sockets, so carefully remove the bar, noting the correct position of the sockets. This will make reassembly much easier. Slip the beater bar out of the drive belt. Now, inspect the suction cavity that the beater bar would discharge into. Usually, things clog up here as there is a flex hose that catches things, creating a pluggage.
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You may have a clog in there somewhere,
but still enough suction to pick some dirt up but it doesn't get sucked into the dirt cup and falls out when you turn it off. If your filters are over a year old or not maintained or cleaned frequently they may be restricting the air flow which can lead to clogs.
I had the same problem. It looks like the seal on the lid on the bottom of the cylinder has fallen out when it was emptied. There is no longer a proper vacuum being created so you don't get the cyclone effect and the dirt doesn't collect where its supposed to. it just clogs up the filter. I put sellotape to seal the lid and it works fine.
If the motor turns on and only sucks a little bit or you are experiencing a great loss of suction,. THEN You have a plug somewhere Be it a partial block from say a HEPA Filter or else it is a block in the path of travel where items get sucked up into your vacume.
If you look back to the last time someone used it, was it a fine powder which was cleaned up? then look to the filter (see owners manual for maintenance and or cleaning of the vacume machine) Otherwise is it possible that someone else used it and get it clogged with something larger? Although I'm thinking it is the HEPA filter needing cleaning...
The good news is that if the machine turns on, then you know you have a block somewhere in it, bottom line is you will need to find the clog and you'll be back up and running in no time.
Typically there is a little red filter accessible from the bottom of the cleaner. Lay it down and flip it over to take a look. It's a little screen like filter. Large particles than can possibly cause a clog are filtered out there. Just pull it out (it will only come out part way) and clean the debris from it.
I have a Hoover Steam Vac also. Learned that trick the hard way. If that's not the problem (it usually is) then I will need the model number from your machine. Hopefully they didn't put it on the bottom of the machine where the numbers wear off. That's where mine was.
Check the hose and take the bottom plate of the vacuum off to check for obstructions that you can't see right away. Use a wire coathanger (unwound) to push any clog through. I also have dogs and this vacuum. It does get clogged with fur occaisionally.
the intake hos at the bottom might be clogged.first take all the filters out and disconnect the hos completely from the vacuum,then check and see if you have suction.the intake hose is the clear looking one at the bottom that wrapps itself up from the base to the backside of the upright.you can use a coat hanger to push out the clog if there is one just bend the tip till its rounded.work it down into the intake hose from the back.after removing the hose and the filters you should have suction.just make sure all the filters get cleaned .you can blow out the hose with a garden hose
After shut off all steamvacs will leak dirty water that was sucked up back out. There is always some left in the nozzle. If it is a large amount there is clogged filter that isnt allowing the proper suction. Refer to your manual or go to hoover.com to download one for cleaning directions.
There should be a bottom plate covering the brush roll that you can remove, if you can't dig out the what is in there, try using your hose and suck it out from the bottom, maybe you will be able to get it out.
Either the hose has a clog, or the inlet down by the belt is clogged. Is there suction at the end of the hose, if not then it is clogged. If there is suction, then it has to be clogged down below by the brush roll, check that inlet. There also is a filter at the bottom where the dirt cup (and bag) is, check it also.