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Hose stopped up

The intake hose to the turbo canister is completely blocked; any suggestions on how to unblock it? Desperate... help!!!

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Re: hose stopped up

I took it appart and use a hanger through the tube to pull all the dirt that was clogged, after that was like new

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Re: hose stopped up

If the hose comes off, you can push something thru to help break it up. You also use a plumber's snake to grap ahold of what is in the hose and pull it out.

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The DC03 has 2 holes where the canister attaches, it seems like it sucks air through the top hole, through the cyclone and through the lower hole sucks the dust up this inner tube into the canister. Check that tube, shine a torch from the top hole and you should be able to see the light at the bottom. Make sure you clear it completely. 
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Hopefully this helps someone as it took me awhile to work it out. 
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