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Dog smell after cleaning

I have a dog and of course get that smell when I vacuum. I clean out the canister and have washed the lifetime filter several times. I thought having a bagless vacuum would help with this problem! Any one have any suggestions on how to get the smell out of the vacuum?

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This is an inherent problem with bagless vacuums. The filter(s) will absorb odors and odors will get trapped in places that you cannot clean. This is why I always recommend bagged units. They are easier to clean and the odors go out with the bag. About the only thing you can do is put a deodorizer in the machine and keep the filter clean. Be careful not to use petroleum based deodorizers as they can affect the plastic.

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