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Stuck sock i have a sock stuck in the handle right where it curves from the hose...i tried a wire hangar but it doesn't budge...does the handle detach from the hose?

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Re: stuck sock

Don't put a hanger in there.... Call your local Aerus Service Center and they can remove it for you . If they tear the hose its their responsibility to replace it. If you tear it you are looking at $119.99tx at least.

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Re: stuck sock

First off how did u get the sock that but yes it (can but it is a pain and u chance tearin the hose but if ufeel like u have to better get a roll of duct tape just in case)but i would try the coat hanger a little more put a bend at the very end of hanger hook the sock and pull

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Detach the hose and stretch it out completely, if the sock is in a hard to reach place use a broom handle to push it out. Be careful to mind the edges of the hose you don't want to cause a tear, which would lead to poor suction.

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