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Blowing out? I have checked all hoses for clogs, I have even taken it all apart, but it seems to be blowing out? The bag inside the canister is sucked in? Can the motor reverse on itself, I'm baffled!!

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  • baffaboutvac Feb 13, 2008

    Yes, that hose is clear. Is that what you mean when you say inlet?

  • baffaboutvac Feb 13, 2008

    Yep, its clear, I unscrewed it from the back and straightened it out and it clear. Now what????

  • baffaboutvac Feb 13, 2008

    Is it possible for the motor to start spinning the opposite way? Why would my bag inside be sucked in and not puffing out with air going into it?

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Did you check the inlet down by the brush roll?

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    Lauren Junge Feb 13, 2008

    Number 23 on the pic. is the inlet.



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    Lauren Junge Feb 13, 2008

    I assume you took the bottom plate off and checked that opening? If everything is clean and open, then it is possible that there is a problem with the motor.

  • Lauren Junge
    Lauren Junge Feb 13, 2008

    Wish I could help more, but the only way I can do that is by looking at the vacuum in my shop.

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