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No suction once hose is plugged in. If I go to another recepticle it has plenty of suction until I plug the hose in. I just bought this house and the owner was unable to help with operating manuals due to he is dying in a hospital. I have tried looking down the hose and do not see blockage but i can't see the entire length of hose. How will I know if it is the hose or the vacuum canister in garage that is not working correctly?

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If it's just the one outlet, then there's probably a clog in the pipe between that outlet and the main pipe. You may be able to clear it by plugging the hose into a working outlet, placing other end to non-working outlet, and turning vacuum on. This may provide enough suction to **** out the clog.
If not, you'll probably need to use a mini plumber's snake to try to remove it.

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No suction when using hose attachments - motor runs and under cupboard vent works - just not able to use just the hose with attachments


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LOST SUCTION what now ?


If it has suction at the tools and lots of it, you're not plugged. If there's low suction on the tools you're on the right track. Follow the airways back and you'll find the plug. Also check the base where the dirt goes 90 degrees that's almost always where a plug is going to start. A new belt might do it if the cloud you're talking about is rubber dust and rubber smell. Take the bottom plate off and look for plugs/a stretched belt there. It's really tough without seeing it to help. They can have bad motors from the factory as well which can make for smoke and burnt electrical smell.

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Carpet setting: the brush drive does not work with the carpet setting. Is there a way to remove the bottom to determine if something is caught in the system?


To determine if you have a clog, first remove the attachment hose like you were going to put an attachment on. With the vacuum in the upright position, turn the vacuum on and place your hand over the hose. Do you feel a strong suction? If not remove the hose attachment by turning the locking ring at the end of the hose on the back of the vacuum counterclockwise, then remove the hose. Stretch the hose to it's fullest length several times. I would do this over some plastic or outside to keep the dust down.
Once you have done this replace the hose turning the locking ring clockwise to lock it in place, give the hose a little tug to make sure it's attached and locked.
Again, with the hose free from the agitator turn the vacuum on and fee for a good suction.
If you still don't have one then you likely have a plugged filter.
You will need to remove the dust bin.44d2af9.jpgOnce the dust bin is removed, over you trash can empty it by pressing the dustbin door release downwards. Now rotate the dustbin lid counterclockwise to remove the primary filter. With the lid removed grasp the filter and turn counterclockwise to remove the filter.
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Pull the filter out over a trash can. Once out inspect it, if it's dirty you should wash the filter in warm water until the water is clear. When finish let the filter air dry for 24 hours before reinserting it.
Upon reinserting the filter, turn it clockwise to lock it in place, install the filter cover with a clockwise rotation to lock it in place and reinstall the dust bin.
Now plug the vacuum back in and again with the hose removed from the agitator or brush and ready to install an attachment then the vacuum on and you should have a solid suction.
These vacuums are really prone to poor suction if the filter get dirty. Because they have washable filters, you should take time about one a month to clean the filters.
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When we plug in the hose the motor in garage runs but no air or suction comes out of the outlets. we cleared all the lines too.


Check to see if you have suction at the unit. If you have suction at the unit, your pipes are stopped up. If you don't have suction, you have a pipe loose under the house. Also you could just have a stopped up hose

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BEAM VACUM DOSE NOT WORK GOOD BECAUSE SOMETING SUCKED IN THEIR


Check to see if you have suction at the outlet, if so
the plug is in the hose or wand. If no suction at the wall, check at the vacuum. If you have suction at the vacuum then the line from the vacuum to the outlet
that you were connected is where the plug is.
Try a plumbers snake to try to get plug out.

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Beater attachment has no suction.


Your hose issue is isolated from the garage. You have a switch problem in the handle of the hose.
If the hose has a swivel handle your problem will lie in the switch itself or the contact rings within the lower portion of the handle itself. If this is a light gray hose with swivel handle several years old switches were an issue from time to time . The problem can normally be fixed by replacing the internal wiring harness in the hose.

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The machine will not suction - it will spray and spin the brushes but will not suction - the power is going to the machine, but it will not suction.


Disconnect the suction hose. While running, check the suction port if it works, by putting a piece of paper. If the paper is taken in, then it is oK. Now, check the suction Hose for breaks or opening before the suction head. Breaks or opening breaks the suction power at the suction head. Loose connection between the suction pipe and the suction port also must be check as this will also cause the same
problem. You may need to replace the suction hose
to correct this problem,
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Nutone 353 central vacuum....all of a sudden, poor suction at all house outlets.. Checked hoses and pipes for obstruction...none found


I think this unit has a utility valve on the front. If so, do you have good suction at this valve? If not, disconnect the inlet piping and check the suction directly from the inlet. Make sure the utility valve is closed while checking the suction on the inlet. If you have good suction, you have an open pipe or valve somewhere in the house. If you have any vacpans, check these first. Next, turn the unit on and walk through the house and listen for air whistling. If you do not have good suction from the inlet at the unit with the utility valve closed, replace your bag and look for a secondary filter that may be plugged. Good Luck!

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Suction loss when handle is tipped back to clean carpet


can any one help,
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No suction


Is there a blockage in the small hose in the bottom of the machine
take of the pod and you will see the small hose,
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