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My Kirby G5 is blowing dust bunnies instead of sucking. I checked the bag, and it is attached. What could be the problem?

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  • allan rudges Jan 20, 2009

    isnt the cleaner supposed to be sucking rather thsn blowing? It doesnt pick anything off the floor, roller turns good.

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Unplug the vacuum and clean out the hose that goes from the beater to the intake. The hose is either plugged with debis or has become disconnected or BOTH. You may have to use a screw driver to remove the plate over the beater brush.

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