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Fantom Twister Our Fantom Twister is not picking up dirt. There does not seem to be any blockage in the hoses and I replaced the hepa filter and the second filter that sits just below the canister where the dirt is collected. It is still not working. Any suggestions yuo have will be appreciated. William Moran

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    I have the same problem, belt turns, checked for blockage and found none, unit just seems to not have any suction

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When cleaning everything change the main filter which it's the filter inside the yellow mesh holder. the filter number is 1010fs. One filter is 26.90 with s&h. This needs changing every 2 years.
call customer service number above.

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On my fantom cylone I use a 2 foot wire with small hook. Open bottom and push wire up the vacuum channels. There is also a channel that goes to the brush. Check for suction at hose. If none then your one of your channels going up are blocked. If you have suction at hose but none at floor brush then channel to floor brush is plugged.

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