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I have a hoover windtunnel bagless vac that is several years old. the floor vacuum part still works fine, but the handtool attachment has no suction and is useless all of a sudden.

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Don't have your model number, but some have a valve down on the noozle part that may be broke. When it is its upright position, the valve won't change over to the hose only position. You would have to remove the top cover to see this.

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