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My kirby sentra won't **** up anything. I've changed heads and bags to see if something was stuck inside but couldn't find anything.

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Your inferance proves that the fault could be with the vacuum pump. Since the rest has been checked and there is a drastic reduction of the suction rate of the pump, I think the motor must be checked. Please remove to see if there is accumulation of dirt in the motor or the rotary vanes. If there is a shift in the position or wearing then the suction can reduce. Make sure that the vanes sweep very closely and there is no gap with the sweep. If the motor bush/bearings are faulty, the suction can be reduced as there will be loss in vacuum produce.
So check this out to confirm the fault.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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