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Dirt Devil M086700 Wide Glide upright suction problem

My wife asked me to fix the vaccum but I think someone lost a gasket or two somewhere--good suction from the motor and poor suction to output; filter is not clogged and can see light looking from inside BUT there is suction leak all along the top of the plastic "dustbin" the filter sits in. My thought is there should be some kind of gasket to seal this so all the suction isn't leaking out. Is there a gasket on top or on the bottom of the clear dust collector--or maybe the leaking means the filter IS clogged and needs to be changed??? Mike MOser

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  • chainsawmike Jun 10, 2008

    Actually, I was right in my thinking that there must be something missing to seal the top rim of the plastic can to the body of the vaccum. This morning I was letting the cat out and there was plastic thing which had been kicking around the front porch for months. No one had a clue what it was for or how it got there but this morning it made sense---the plastic can HAS A TOP!!

    (I couldn't find a schematic on the internet for this machine nor could I find any parts places that showed me this "missing link") Of course, the plastic "thing" on the front porch was the missing lid to the plastic can and of course the vaccuum now works with that addition.

    I know this is a cheap vacuum, even though I summised there must be something missing to seal the plastic can to the body, I couldn't for the life of me find any schematic on the internet. Where should I have looked? Thanks for your help

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You can go to hoover /dirt devil but there are a lot of parts that are no longer available for that model.i have one also.need the cradle for the hos at the bottom but not available..call all-type vacuum and janitorial supply .lisa may be able to find it for you.314-275-8006

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    PETE GALATI Apr 13, 2009

    there should be a cover that gos on top of the dirt cup.try taking all the filters out then turn it on and see if you have the correct suction then

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We had the same problem. We lost the dirt container lid. I called Dirt Devil Customer Support at 1-800-321-1134 and explained my problem. They asked for the Model number, the mfg code, and the factory letter. A replacement lid costs $2.59, but they are sending it to me via regular mail without charge for the part and with no charge for the postage. Stuff like this doesn't happen often.

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Hi,

These new fangled Hepa filters get clogged up pretty easy and when there's no place for an outlet of air there is no suction going into the clear basket.

You're right. Best way to clean these things is to bang them upside down outside on some concrete or another hard surface until there is no more dust coming out. You can replace them and eventually it comes to that.

The hose that leads up from the suction bed housing has a tight turn in the bottom area and this can collect something large that then collects smaller and smaller. The hose can be disconnected from the bottom unit and it may take a straightened coat hanger to clear out whatever may or may not be in there.

To be sure you have a tight seal just see that the plastic can is seated firmly at the bottom and the top locks in place. The gasket does its job once there is good airflow and the vacuum will do the rest.

Any questions or need for clarification just comment back to me below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Regards,
Worldvet

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    Glenn Rogers Jun 10, 2008

    Hi,

    Where to find a schematic? That's a great question. Mostly, I work in the field of computer assisted electronic devices. But, this gray hair I carry isn't from being born yesterday. I've repaired more vacuums than I care to remembers simply because I was good at analyzing anything mechanical and finding problems that led to a solution... much like you I'd bet. Me, I was a helicopter mechanic in the service and worked in a boat yard in the mechanics shop before I joined.

    As to where to find these schematics on the Net. Mostly you won't and if you do you're getting lucky. Instead of a schematic though, you look for a parts list breakdown and search off of that parameter. Companies will put these up online as they do want to sell after market parts.

    We own one of these things much like yours and I've had to disassemble the thing a couple of times, not just to replace a belt, which always never seems to last long enough and are poorly engineered. As I stated in my solution to you there are known problem spots. One is the Hepa filter clogging up with very find dust and the other is the frigging hose path.

    When I read your post I thought I could help you out. But, I'm glad you stumbled upon the part... I'll bet that doesn't happen again. But, keep what I said in mind and you were on the right path of logic. If there is no sufficient airflow exit there can be no airflow into the waste can no matter how good the suction. If you have an air compressor or can use a friends, it is a good idea to do a final cleaning of the filter with one. But, knock the dust out as much as you can as I described before, then use the air compressor on the filter, just keep the pressure down to about 10-15 lbs so you don't damage the filter. I haven't replaced mine yet and ours is going on three years old. We have a wood stove and those ashes account for the finest of dust that gets in there.

    Once again. congrats on finding your part and thanks for using Fixya.com We're here to always lend a hand and if nothing else validate your train of thought.

    Best Regards,
    Worldvet


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