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Spinning debris in cup

My debris is not spinning in the cup and there is no suction, and the hoses are getting clogged

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  • caramel2k49 Jun 24, 2008

    I've had the same problem and can't find any clogged areas that would explain the loss of suction. Still looking for a solution.

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If the 2 stage filters inside the bin chamber have not been washed then they will need to be - they sound like they are clogged or somewhere there is dirt which is blocking up the system. Also check the side part duster to ensure that the airways are not clogged with dirt.

When you turn the machine on, have a look to see if the moving brush is actually spinning. Then switch off and remove the base plate to see if anything is clogged in the main dirt channel which is usually located on the left or right hand side - where the dirt goes in from the floor.

This model is based on an Electrolux model in the UK which can be notorious for clogging dust. Check the hoses at the bottom where they come from the main dust bin and the air ways to check no dust is stuck.

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If your vacuum is lacking in overall suction there are several places you can check to help your vacuum operate at its peak performance.

First thing to check is the brush roll and belt. If the brush roll isn't spinning try rotating it manually to help unclog any hidden debris. Your vacuums belt stretches out overtime and lessens in tension. Make sure your vacuums belt is on your brush roll nice and tight. Without these two parts functioning properly your vacuum will have poor, or no suction at all.

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Here are some general vacuum maintenance tips that will help out with your Oreck vacuums loss of suction. After applying these solutions you should see an improvement in your vacuums suction.

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Your Hoover may be losing suction in the hose and having an issue with the brush roll due to a clog within the vacuum, or possible debris stuck on the brush roll itself. Here's some tips that will help.

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