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My Vax Swift Pet Premium has suddenly lost suction. There was a lot of human hair wraped around the brush which I removed but no theres no suction at all. The motor sounds fine.

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You may have a clog in the hose. Unhook the hose and see how the suction is there, if ok, then check the dirt inlet by the brush roll. If suction is low at the hose, then there is a clog in it.

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That means that you need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need and a manual you can view which has instructions:

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Belts and Manual

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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try replacing the belt if you havent. it almost sounds like your getting weak aggitation. if thats not bad, check for a clog in the brushroll housing nozzle right on the inside by the tube. Replace the inside hepa filter if you havent within the last 3 months.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Suction problem? The carpet fiber and pet hair

You've probably got a lesser blockage further down the pipework, which is reducing the airflow. Check everywhere possible for blockages, and also make sure the washable filter is clean and dry.

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Try Larryclare1's solution for a Kenmore and see if it helps. Worked wonders for both my turbo brush attachments. http://www.fixya.com/support/t1095798-kenmore_model_116_powermate_jr_stopped

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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