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Would a clogged hepa filter cause the vacuum to stop picking up dirt? There's suction on the hose when I checked it.

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Generally the Hepa filter is a bypass filter in which there is another filter on the unit. Check to ensure that the belt is allowing the rollers to turn the brush. Just suction on the line won't pick up deep dirt unless you allow to sit in place.

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Hi Denell! Your vacuum has a thermal protector that will shut it off automatically if it becomes overheated. This is usually caused by a clog or a filter that needs to be cleaned or replaced. Follow these quick steps to check your vacuum for clogs.

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Hello! The umbrella tube is a stationary part, it does not rotate. The dirt that enters in the dirt cup spins around the umbrella tube. If no dirt is entering into the dirt cup this can mean there is a blockage either in your hoses and/or your filters. Try these quick trouble shooting steps below.

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2. Remove the primary foam filter. Rinse the filter under running water until it runs clear. Allow 24 hours to air dry outside of the vacuum.
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1. Remove the dirt cup. Twist off the dirt cup lid.
2. Remove the filter cartridge from dirt cup.
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