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Runs but no suction.

Help. My Animal accidentally sucked up a large piece of thin plastic sheeting (was able to pull it out). Now the motor runs but there's no suction. Hope I didn't kill it.

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Motor should be fine, check its assembled correctly, and no further blockage in hoses....

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To Replace this part:
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