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How can we avoid the odor that we usually have with other vac exhausts? will cleaning the filters as suggested really keep that from happening?

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Bagless vacuums have a real problem with bacterial growth. That is what produces the odor you are smelling. Wash the cup in an enzyme and the filters too if they are the washable type. Make sure everything is dry before you reassemble the vac. Then turn on the vac and pull the hose out like you would be using the tools. Holding the hose end that has the suction, spray a small burst of Lysol Spray into the hose opening so the vacuum "sucks" the Lysol through it's interior. This will kill the bacteria in the hose and the plastic housing of your vacuum. Usually 3 bursts works fine. If you spray too much and get your machine "wet" with the lysol you could damage your motor so small bursts are better than a long spraying action

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