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No suction with roller

When the switch is positioned on "floor", there is suction. When the switch is positioned on "carpet", there's no suction but the roller brush turns. Shouldn't I have both brushroll action and suction at the same time?

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Re: No suction with roller

How long have u had the vacuum and have u checked to see if it is clogged yet?

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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