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Little suction on most outlets

There is little suction on all outlets but one. The outlet that has the regular amount of suction is nearest the the main unit. It seems like there might be a blockage somewhere in the line. What steps can I take to solve this problem ?

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Hey there charlestondr, The problem may be in the setup of the tubes throughout your home, having too many hard corners and therefore loss of sunction. However the power of your machine may be too little for your home size. In terms of the line blockage, try running a dry garden hose, through each tube. A little wiggling can help get past corners. You can strap a piece of cloth on the end to help clear along the way. Beware not to push too far into the machine, and be absolutely sure the hose is dry. Also ensure all filters on the machine have been cleaned. Good Luck!

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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

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 26, 2008

    you could also try getting a high powered vacuum or air compressor and pushing out the blockage with that, possibly rent or borrow one

    let me know if you need any more help or anything else

    thank you and have a Great Day

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 26, 2008

    If you are going to push anything through, make sure that the vacuum is off, in case the cable may reach it and wreck the unit if it should be on.

    Good luck



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