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Windtunnel quits picking up

I have taken this thing apart, ran things through the hose etc. There are no other places to unclog! Everything works correctly, but no suction. Can't figure out what is going on!

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Clean or replace the main filter. this filter is non washable. the best way to clean is to use a paint brush or compressed air. hope this helps

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