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No suction..says bag full

I just changed the bag...properly and when I switch the vacuum ON..it reads bag full and has no suction. What have I done wrong?

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I was using the vacuum. The bag was full. I put in a new bag. When I hit the on switch, the vacuum did not start.

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You were right! Sure enough my problem was not a sock but a weird dried fig solid as a rock forming an obstruction that eventually enough lint built up that it formed a complete and total blockage. The fig was so tough that it almost pierced the hose. I went after it with a wire chase and once I noticed that it was about to pierce the hose in one place I managed to dislodge it with a counter twisting motion. Vacume on - Wooosh - Power and suction once again. Thanks I was about to go buy a new vacume!

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There is most likely an obstruction somewhere in the system that is not obvious to you. Please inspect all hoses. I have seen a sock in a vacuum line before, it caused these same symptoms.

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