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Hoover z400 I accidentally vacuumed a fairly large object through the hose attachment. Suction is now limited and I do not know how to clear the hose (obviously at the base).

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Take off thebottom plate and brush roll, then you can check the inlet from the bottom. If it is clear, then it is probably in the hose. Remove the hose and try to fish it out.

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