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Suddenly I find that it is not vacuuming the carpet. The cleaning tool attachment is working. Do I have to buy a new vacuum?

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  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    my empower is suctioning poorly.. i cleaned everything.. roller, i checked the belt .. both are ok.. still not suctioning properly.. i felt that air was blowing out from the filter located along with the light bulb

  • fosterfam7 Aug 13, 2008

    I also have no suction and air blowing out from the filter by the light!?? Is there a clog I should be looking for? Neither the roller or the hose has ANY suction.. just air blowing out from the light area..

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    No suction on the floor or the end of the hose. Air comes from the filter by the light.

  • Umstead Mar 08, 2009

    I have the same problem of the vacuum not having any suction but the tool attachment works just fine. I have checked everything and found no clog and I even cleaned the filter and tried to replace it to see if it would develop suction again. Nothing so far. Does anyone know what the problem is?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    I have the same problem. There is hardly any suction, the attachment works fine and has suction. I've taken the entire vaccum cleaner a part and I've replaced the main filter (Cost me $30.00, the whole stinking vaccum cleaner only cost $100...geeze) and it still hardly picks up anything. I've done everything the manual has said and nothing works. Oh, by the way, mine blows air out of the front as well, the problem is, I can't remember if it always did this normal. I'm going to replace the belt, which seems fine to me, but it's my last hope, otherwise I can see a new vaccum coming soon :o(



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Dear Thyagie,since you said the cleaning tool attachment is working,I guess that means the cleaning tool attachment still has suction" so theirs a good chance that there is a clog that needs to be cleared and you wont need a new vacuum at this time.

But you will need to try and trace the clog and clear it. I would start with the tube by the roller brush and work my way up from there !
Also check the roller brush and the belt and make sure it's working properly.If your vacuum has a filter make sure it is clean,and of course make sure the vacuum bag is not full.

I hope this helps,EarlsOK

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