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Re: i have little suction when using the hose attachment
Check the hose for a blockage. If you remove the hose, if there is suction at the point where the hose hooks to the back of the vac, then the hose is clogged. If no suction there, check filters, make sure they are clean.
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Bad suction often means a blockage somewhere, so check all the possible areas for blockage that relate to the hose. Also, check the hose for splits, as they often split at either of the ends - this would greatly affect the suction when using the hose and tools (and can sometimes only be spotted when the hose is stretched at the end points).
I think you mean it's an 8955, Riccar has not had a 8995 model. If there is no suction in the hose it has to have something clogging it. Open the little round opening on the back of the vacuum where the hose attaches to see if you have suction there.
The hose may have one or more leaks or bad connection. The most common place for a large leak is at the connections to the machine and the connection to the handle.
I've seen some reviews that mention little or no suction when using the floor attachment.
1: A vacuum pulls air through the bag, then through the tube attachment and
then through the base (with the spinning agitator brush).
2:Check for signs of suction. Remove the tube attachment from its cradle
and, after turning on the vacuum, put your hand to the end of the tube.
Is there any suction at all? If there is a little bit of suction then
you may have a clogged air tube.
3:Check the vacuum bag. It may be very full. If it is then remove the bag
and replace it with a new bag. Check the suction power again. Has the
4:Check the tube attachment. Completely remove it from the vacuum. You
usually have to twist and pull the tube attachment out of place at the
point where it connects to the back of the vacuum. Check the suction
power again. This time you place your hand on the vacuum right where the
tube used to come out of the back of the vacuum. Has the suction
5:If the suction power has improved then you probably have a clogged tube.
Dog hair, people hair, leaves and more can get lodged in the tube
slowly over time and then suddenly block the tube completely.
6:Clean the tube by first trying to shake the debris out of the tube. If
this does not work then go outside and run a hose through the tube. Use a
pressure nozzle if you have one. Run the hose through one end of the
tube. Then run it through the other end. Repeat until the debris is
disloged. Dry the tube and then reattach to the vacuum.
7:Has suction power improved or returned to normal power? If yes then you
can stop reading now. If not then read on.
8:Check the air hose in the base of the vacuum. This hose is usually
pretty short and you can see if there is any blockage. If you see
blockage then try to remove it. You may need to reach into the hose with
a tool (like a screw driver or something long).
9:Has suction power improved or returned to normal power? If yes then you
can stop reading now. If not then read on.
10:If you made it to this step then you may have a problem with the motor
on your vacuum. If this is the case then you will need to take the
vacuum in to a repair shop.
Things you will need : 1 Philips screw driver 1 flat head screw driver
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# Never work on electrical devices around water or when you are wet.
Most likely you have a clog. Starting at the brush head check every part of the lines for debris. More than likely YOUR clog is in the hose... easy enough to take a broom handle and gently push it through the hose (while the hose is NOT attached to the vacuum) Once you find the clog, you may have to use a little more pressure, but do so carefully, as you don't want to damage the hose itself.
you will see a tube coming out of the top of the base.thats where the hose attaches.but before you putthe hose on turn on the vacuum and see if you have suction at the tube coming out of the top of the base.also check and see if the brush roller is turning when vacuum is on.there is a little door you have to lift up when you attach the hose.hold the door open and attach the hose.i hope i was of some help to you.please leave feedback
There should be a bottom plate covering the brush roll that you can remove, if you can't dig out the what is in there, try using your hose and suck it out from the bottom, maybe you will be able to get it out.
If the vacuum will run without the hose attached, does the suction seem ok at the opening where the hose goes into? If so, then you have a clog in the hose or down below where the dirt is first sucked up. If suction is poor at the vacuum, then check the filters, they go bad after awhile.
ok dont know but if you havent already where the roller sits underneath it where the dirt sucks threw i had a problem a little like yours i did every thing you did same thing happened.but i had a clog in the vacuum i used a pressure with out the dirt canister on i blew out a real nice hairball.after that i tried it and what do you know it worked. hope that helps