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My vacuum makes a wierd sucking and blocking sound when turned on and when you put the extension tube on the suction decreases...but when just the wand handloe is on the suction is excellent...we replaced the barrel thinking it was broken but that hasnt fixed the problem

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  • amiefountain Oct 11, 2010

    fixed the problem after reading other posts!

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You did not list the make and model of your unit, so it is difficult to hunt for problems.
Check to see if any of the tube vents might be open. They should be closed when in use. Also check to see there are no holes in the hose and that all attachments are free of obstructions.

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