The vaccum will not pick up small particles. I have checked suction and cleaned unit. Seems like it picks up for e second, then stops. I take it back apart and have good suction at the nozzle and on the bottom and the brush is turning. Still will not pick up.????
Mine was doing this soon after I bought it. I had to cut the strings, and hair off the brush...cleaned the filter (plastic one) and then it seemed to do better. I still have problems with it getting clogged in the tube once in a while...I usually take a broom stick and push it through...I also have a Kirby, I tell ya I am thinking of spending the money to have it fixed because these cheaper ones aren't very good.
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Check if there is something stuck in the the suction tube, telescopic wand or in any of the parts involved. I had the same problem due to a number of chocolate wrappers stuck in the wand. I almost went and bought another one, luckily i had the sense to ask the salesman at sears the same question and he put me on the right path. The suction tube and wand are detachable from the unit, so you should be able to unplug the parts and check. This is the same solution if you motor is running fine but you have lost suction and\or bag shows full when it is not. Hope i am saving someone some money by stating the obvious here, just the way the sears salesman helped me.
In my experience, you have a clog somewhere between the floor and the bag or what ever catches the dirt. Push something through all hoses. Look at all filters. Try running the machine (outside) while it is open to check the vaccum power.
check the filter gauze on the unsud of vack where bag is if this is blocke you will not have vacuum as there will not be ventilation thro this filter should be able to feel blow of air from this vent when vacuuming up hope this helps good luck from uk !
have u checked all of the filters. I know that when not all the filters r clean the machine will turn on but then it will sound louder and still have no suction. Most times there is a filter under dirt container thats sits above motor and if this filter is not clean the motor cannot breath. Thus no suction
Here is what we did to fix the problem of our vacuum having no suction.
We unscrewed the three screws on the back and took the hose off of the vacuum. Then we took the hose outside and put the water hose through the vacuum hose and turned on the water. After about 30 second the water pushed through a dust bunny the size of a fist and a marker. Basically, the vacuum did not have suction because the hose was clogged with dust, etc. After reassembling the vacuum, it worked just fine.