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Will not suck

The vacuum will suck the debris up but it also blows it out the back of the vacuum onto my feet. We have blown the hoses clear. The belt is new and the filters are new.

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    How do you take the vacum apart to see where the clog is?

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You must still have a clog, check the dirt inlet down by the brush roll(#23) for a clog. Do you have suction at the hose end, if you do, then it is clogged down below. If you don't then either the hose or filters are clogged.

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