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Hose has very little suction

My vacume had started to make a bad smell when I used it so I cleaned the roller bristles, the canister and the filter thingy above the canister. That fixed the smell but now the hose has almost no suction. I've checked to make sure everything was fitting right and felt around for gaps where the suction could be going. I also checked the hose for blockage. Nothing. I need my hose attachments! Help!

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Re: Hose has very little suction

Ok dont know but if you havent already where the roller sits underneath it where the dirt sucks threw i had a problem a little like yours i did every thing you did same thing happened.but i had a clog in the vacuum i used a pressure with out the dirt canister on i blew out a real nice hairball.after that i tried it and what do you know it worked. hope that helps

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For me, the problem turned out to be the little red filter on the water tank. It needed to cleaned badly. That took care of the problem. Hope this helps the next person(s).

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