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Suction My wet vac has very little suction even though I have cleaned the machine thoroughly

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    this doesn't seem to be the problem

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There is a float in the water collection chamber that closes off the opening below the filter. Make sure that the float is moving freely and the hole under the filter is not obstructed. Reply if this is not the problem, I have one sitting here that I can look at for other possibilities.

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