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Patriot Air Storm stopped working

My Patriot Air Storm vacuum stopped sucking. What should I check other than a potential blockage? The motor still runs.

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When suction is stopped, it is due to a clog in the hose, or the dirt inlet by the brush roll. Filters if clogged can cause this also.

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Air is escaping? Do you mean that you can feel the air that is being sucked in by the motor is coming out of places it shouldn't? If so then there is something seriously wrong with it. Air should only be drawn IN through the end of the suction tube (or head/brushes if attached there). It travels through the bag/collector box and is exhausted OUT through a series of filters to the final exhaust point. If nothing, or very little is being exhausted out, then nothing or very little is being sucked in. Either the motor is not working efficiently or powerfully enough or you have a blockage somewhere. It won't be the filters that are blocked as you have changed these, so check the tubes and hoses for blockages.

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Sometimes the blockage is within the hose itself and not easy to spot. The only thing that can keep a vacuum from sucking is somekind of blockage. It is rare that a motor have lost power because of a short thats why it is not sucking, and it would be very obvious because you would smell something burning.

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On the back side of most kenmore vacuums, there is an air relief diaphragm that, when the motor is sucking but there is no air flow, will pop, causing the sound you heard. check your hose for blockage, check your bag and or filter for blockage,even your attachments/wands can become lodged with debris. Often, after a few, the motor will get hot and the machine will shut down. This is a thermostat on the motor that protects it from overheating. I am quite sure that this will solve your kenmore woes, fine choice in vacuum, kenmore, tried and true. hope to have helped! Have a super, and hopefully sucking(ha ha) Sunday

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Hi There,
Nope, I don't think you torched the motor. I believe this model has a thermal cut-out on the motor that prevents this. I am pretty sure that the vacuum is blocked somewhere, you see, the air that is sucked in is the same air that cools the motor. When the vacuum is blocked, the cooling stops, motor overheats and the thermal trip jumps in. Ten mins later, the trip kicks out (as the motor cools) and away you go, but until the blockage is cleared it will keep doing this. The blockage could be anywhere right up to the turbine on the motor itself so, unplug it, get the screwdriver out and get going. Start with all external hoses\channels before tackling internals using a long piece of dowel or similar poking thingy.
One final note, you may well find that the pet hair managed to block the system by getting stuck on some other object that was already there (usually something silly like a toothpick) pet hair doesn't usually block vacuums on its own. Make sure you clear everything out or the problem will re-occur.
Hope this helps.

Kind Regards......Dave

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Hi, I have a Dyson DC05 and initially it sucks up ok then stops. On investigation the dust particles are ending up in the pre-motor filter instead of the canister.
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Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
Something is blocking the path of the dirt to the canister and it should not be going directly to the motor filter (diverter valve) that is supposed to be a backup just in case. So that the motor does not burn up, please check with you local vacuum cleaner dealer for a schematic or a product breakdown.

So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
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