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Dust is flying!!

I have a very dusty house and also a dog with long hair that is shedding this time of year. When I use the hose, dust flies out all over the place. I keep cleaning the filters, but they don't seem to work anymore. I went to Target (where I bought the vacuum) and they don't have any of the correct filters or belts for this Eureka Ultima. Is there a quick solution or do I need to order parts online?

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Bad filters could be the problem. They need to be replaced, some every 3 months or so. Also a clog in the hose or the dirt inlet down by the brush roll.

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