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Suction is low, but bucket is not full and filter is relatively clean

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The filter may be relatively clean, but if there's a lot of fined dust in your area the pores of the filter will fill and clog fairly quickly. Try replacing the filter and see what happens. If you don't have a spare, consider purchasing one for use while the other is drying out. Then alternate.
A leaky hose could also cause a loss of suction, as could a broke or cracked flex tube (the short piece in the power head).

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