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Poor suction...continued Wow, thanks for answering so quickly! To answer your question, yes, there is suction at the screen, but it is very weak. I keep that screen clean. As a side note, I noticed that when I remove the top clear plastic cover (that would be part # 37 on the diagram, as far as I can tell) there is decent suction coming from the intake there--part 36? 30? it's hard to tell. But with the cover on, I feel no suction (from where it sucks up the water directly from the carpet), no matter how many times I reseat the cover. The white/clear seal seems intact and seated correctly, and I cant feel any leaks. I'm at a loss! Yesterday I did the carpets, using 3 tanks of water total, and I only sucked in 3/4 of a tank...the carpet is still wet!! Any ideas? I really appreciate your vacuum philanthropy, thanks again! Eve

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Wish I had it in my shop, it is hard to figure your problem. I do know that you must have something out of place and you may have to take it apart to find it. You may feel some suction there at the top of the clear nozzle, but maybe it isn't strong enough to pull anything up, but you may have a problem witrh it not seating all of the way on both sides, and you ,maynot feel much there anyways. Check at the bottom where the tank sits. is the seal ok. With the tank off, is there alot of suction at the filter screen? If there is, then the problem wouldn't be inside. Is the hose door on the back closed tightly? How old is this unit, if less then a year, then it is under warranty. There is an automatic shutoff for suction when it senses that the tank is full, maybe the problem is there. I believe it is the float inside the tank.

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