Question about Vacuums
Sears Kenmore Vacuum model #34657 has blockage in pipe somewhere (not hose). I attached hose to outlet next to unit, and I have suction there, but very little from other outlets. Can I reverse the system? I don't have a manual for troubleshooting.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Little suction on most outlets
You can start by going to the vacuum and seeing if anything is blocking there, otherwise you can buy a long cable that is meant to unclog pipes, something like a device used in cleaning certain instruments such as the tuba, it looks like a metal cable with a brush on both ends and just run that through the outlets and try to find the clog and push it out
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
I think this unit has a utility valve on the front. If so, do you have good suction at this valve? If not, disconnect the inlet piping and check the suction directly from the inlet. Make sure the utility valve is closed while checking the suction on the inlet. If you have good suction, you have an open pipe or valve somewhere in the house. If you have any vacpans, check these first. Next, turn the unit on and walk through the house and listen for air whistling. If you do not have good suction from the inlet at the unit with the utility valve closed, replace your bag and look for a secondary filter that may be plugged. Good Luck!
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
go to the main unit,you have a blockage where the suction originates.can you disconnect the main suction line to the unit?do that and turn it on.if you have suction then then the main suction tube is blocked.a towel or rag of some sort got sucted in and got caught before it made it to the dirt tank please leave feedback
Posted on May 06, 2009
Your mini breaker is probably bad if its a new motor. Its found on the relay board and they can weaken over time, especially if you had a bad motor before that tripped it a lot.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
SOURCE: No suction
Use the guide at builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html to find the issue and solution. Most likely you need to test it without any filter and be sure the bottom of the unit is attached :) To get access to the motors you need to unbolt the very top sides.
Posted on Oct 11, 2010
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