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Hi.My model 116 36933502 only works as suction hose. When I use the bottom, a loud "flapping" noise and no suction. Everything is clean. Seems like a broken diphragm or filter? Sears Kenmore Progressive Bagless Intelliclean 5 years. Thanks Kate

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Kenmore Progressive Model # 116 25914507

I had the same problem with my vacuum. I called in for technical service and was told to push the "reset button". It turns out that there is a small red button right next to the dirt indicator light. I pushed the button, plugged the vacuum back in and started it up and it worked like a charm! :) Hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Dirt Devil Vibe No Suction

Sounds like there is a clog somwhere. Check the hose - you can undo the hose with a screwdriver but because of that bend use a pipe cleaner or a long wire to see if there is anything blocking the tube. Next check the dirt channels from the bottom of the hose on the Dirt Devil Vibe once the hose has been taken off. Check that the bottom part is clear and then tip the machine over, remove the bottom sole plate (4 screws, 2 at the front and 2 at the back near the rear wheels) to check the roller brush - sometimes if there is an obstruction in the dirt channel from the roller brush suction will not get through.

Dont forget however that there are two filters on the Dirt Devil Vibe. The top filter has to be unscrewed and then unlocked. Tap it a couple of times to dislodge any dirt and then lift out the second part filter at the top of the bin.

Dont forget to rate if this advice works. Thanks.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Loss of Suction

Thank you for this solution, it saved me $$$ and a trip to the repair shop.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: bad suction on bissell powerforce bagless vacuum

I took the bottom apart and it needed a new belt and that was the problem so it's fixed.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Why is it not sucking? Why the loud noise?

It's plugged up. Maybe pet hair? Take the hose off and run something through it, clean all the filters, clear all airways if necessary

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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