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It's brand new - just out of the box! Noticed the dirty water tank is bone dry. There is no suction! The front removable nozzle seems to be loosely attached.. The metal clip doesn't seem to hold it tight. Not sure if that is the problem. But I have a very wet rug! Suggestion?

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It sounds as if it wasn't assembled correctly. Was it already put together when you purchased it? It sounds like the Brush Bar Belt never got put on.

Let me know if you need more help.

Jim

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

Testimonial: "Good call and darn quick! Saved us from grubby - WET - rugs when the company arrived tomorrow! :)"

  • suehenry Oct 10, 2010

    Figured it out! We assembled it out of the box. There's the problem! We missed connecting the little "hinge" openings on the two components. That done the 2 pieces snapped together and the suction is working. Good call on the assembly!
    Thanks! This really works!
    Sue

  • Jim Parker
    Jim Parker Oct 10, 2010

    Thanks for the rating

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