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  • misty_luelle Jul 31, 2009

    yes it's turning but it's not sucking up thru the bottom or thru the hose?! My Mom used it when she came over the other day and said it worked fine-- I turned it on and it won't suck-- changed the bag out and still nothing-- it has a filter and I'm looking online to see if I have to change the filter for some reason. I won it off the Bonnie Hunt show in December and received it about February and we don't use it that much (i'm ashamed to say)

  • misty_luelle Jul 31, 2009

    Thank You!! Thank You!! That worked -- I had to take a broom stick and put it thru the hose to get the hair ball out!!

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    jennerina May 11, 2010

    Are the brushes turning? Suction, just not strong? How long have you had the machine? Anything peculiar that you sucked up inside the machine lately?


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Sounds like there is something blocking the main airway. I doubt its the filter. You may have to partially disassemble it. Maybe a hairball or something is blocking it I sucked up one of my daughters thin socks one time, had to take it apart to get it out.

My vac has an access panel in the back for this. Thankfully or I would have never been able to get it out. Remove a couple of screws, look for any blockage.

Unplug the machine, and go hunting. If its not in the airways, it is likely close the motor blades. You can't mess anything up, so grab a screwdriver and have at it. Just remember to replace all screws in place when done.

Hope this helps some. Good Luck!

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