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Vacuum shuts off

When turning on vacuum with out hose it is fine, put the hose on and it shuts off and the change bag indicacater comes on. If I turn on the vacuume with out the hose it will stay on untill I put my hand over the hole used to connect the hose. I've changed the bag 3 times and replaced the filter. There is no clog what so ever. Help

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  • CLaMaster Dec 31, 2007

    The only way to feel the pull is at the hole where the hose connects, it shuts off so quick it's hard to tell but, it seems to have a strong suction. You are probably correct on it being some sort of sensor. Thanks

  • CLaMaster Jan 03, 2008

    The problem is solved. The full bag sensor went bad, my repair person just by passed it. The biggest problem with that is I will have to check the bag manually to see if it's full. But so much cheaper then replacing the sensor. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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If you want to fix this problem gently pry up the air flow control knob and look down at the plastic hose connected below the control valve. insert a small screwdriver and push off the hose from the valve. this disconnects the bag full indicator but will let the vacuum operate normally at full vacuum. you will change the bag when suction gets low. this will save you at least $100 repair bill.

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Could be the vacuum cleaner is incorrectly detecting a restriction, what is the pickup like? If the "pull" from the end of the hose is good I'd suspect a faulty sensor.

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  • Kevin Smith Jan 02, 2008

    If the cleaner runs fine without the hose, check for a blockage in the hose by droping a coin or marble into the end of the hose while it is held vertically, the marble or coin should run quickly out the other end.

    If the coin or marble gets stuck I'd suspect a wire e.g. paperclip or a piece of paper with debris stuck behind it somewhere in the hose.

    Hope this helps!

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Try turning the dial on top te reduce the sensitivity.

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