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When i change the bag, the indicator strip shows a full bag. Can't get full suction.

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  • snowmobile Mar 19, 2008

    changed filters, all hoses and brushes are clear, using a brush without a roller. Latch is kind of broken. Have toclose it by hand. I wonder if bag isn't lining up with it's hose end, but it looks like it is. Thank you

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You have a clog, either in the hose, the dirt inlet by the brush roll, or the filters are clogged.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

  • Lauren Junge
    Lauren Junge Mar 19, 2008

    If it won't latch, maybe closing by hand isn't sealing enough. If it doesn't seal, then you lose suction and the indicator senses a full bag. What brand and model number is this.

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