Question about Vacuums
I have a Thermax AF vacuum/steam cleaner. I purchased it in 1994. The problem is, when I put the recovery tank in the machine and then put the dome lid on and turn on the vacuum switch there isn't any suction. Normally if you put your hand on the hole in the center of the dome lid you can feel immediate and powerful suction. The hole in the dome lid is where the flexible hose is attached to the unit. If I take out the recovery tank and turn the machine on I can feel the suction through the hole in the bottom where the recovery tank sits. I'm not sure what the actual problem is. The recovery tank seats properly when I put it in and turn it until it drops/locks into place. The dome lid also has both rubber gasket seals so I know that isn't the problem. I did recently have to have the cord replaced. Could the repair person have done something to affect the vaccums suction? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kelli
Check and see if there is a blockage.
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
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Remove the clean water tank.
Recline the handle and let the cleaner lay flat.
Remove the dirty water tank lid.
Reposition the front panel located on the outside of the tank in the center. It should be flush to the tank, even straight across and pushed down as far as it will go.
Assemble the dirty water tank lid back on from the front to the back. The lid should not lift up from the front.
Try it out. The cleaner should now have suction. Good luck!
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