I recently vacuumed Christimas tree pine needles (a ton of them) and since have had very poor pick up and almost no suction from the hose. My husband has checked all of the apparent areas, but I was wondering if there are hidden areas that could be the culprit. Unfortuntely, I no longer have the user manual.
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Re: No suction from hose
Is there any vacuum at the machine?
?have you made sure the hose is completely clear?
have you made sure the discharch int the bag is not restricted? ( Remove bag and do this test outside)
When you attach the hose, is it blocking off the floor head( where the roller brush is)
Has the bag been replaced?Were the needles still attached to the tree? :) just kidding. Chk the above and let me know. Good luck
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Your sweeper may have overheated. I don't know what brand you have but I hope you weren't trying to vacuum pine needles from the Christmas tree. Pine needles are sticky and will clog up any vacuum sweeper. Check your sweeper to make sure the tubes (hose & pipes that carry dirt) are clean and clear. I used to service Oreck vacuum sweepers.
Turn it on. Detatch the cleaning tools handle from it's mount. If it still has no suction, you have a plugged hose. Everything your vacuum does goes through that long hose. Take the 2 screws off where it attacvhes to the unit, then gently push a broom handle through it to release/loosen the clog. You should be able to see through the hose from end to end. Toys, tissue and pine needles are big culprets of clogged hoses.
Make sure you have suction at the end of the hose. If not, the clog is most likely in the hose. Detach hose from vacuum and wand. Drop a coin into one end and allow it to fall through. If it doesn't drop out, the clog is definitely in the hose. Then visually check the wands for a clog
Disassembling the power nozzle is not necessary, or recommended. First, ensure the clog is in the power nozzle. Drop a coin in the wand end and see if it falls out. If not, the clog is elsewhere. You should be able to clear the power nozzle by disconnecting the wand. Use the handle of a table knife to try to push the clog back through the power nozzle, toward the brush. If that doesn't work, try using long nosed pliers to clear the clog.
You may have the ductwork of the cleaner plugged up with the pine needles. First, unplug the hose from the cleaner and find if you have suction into the bag. If so, check the hose and ducts for blockage from the pine needles.