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Air leak The air leaks out at the bottom of the door (to the filter compartment) right above the controls.  We have to plug that space with tissue to keep up the vaccum/

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Re: air leak

Check the seal that is in place between the top and bottom sections. If it came out of place even a little, it will leak and you lose suction. Part number 03611180, it is called a buffer.

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