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I have a vacuum cleaner model Z5245 and the flexible hose keeps sucking together and stopping suction. This is the bit with the stop start controls on it. How do I repair this or replace it?

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If theres a clog, then youll have to remove the entire section of hose from the vacuum and use a non blunt stick - bamboo sticks are excellent for this purpose. Stretch the whole hose out and put the stick down the hose until you can wriggle the stick down the hose - this usually gets rid of most clogs until it falls out - then you may have to reverse the hose on the other side to dislodge anything which gets stuck from the control side. 
You may have to take your model back to Eureka/Electrolux for it to be repaired if theres a clog. 

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