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It has been cleaned , yet there is no suction the hoover wont pick hardly anything up & it gets hot very quickly

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Then there most be a clog either in the hose or the dirt inlet by the brush roll. If you pull the hose off like you are going to use an attachment, is there suction there. If not, then the problem is in the hose. If there is suction, then the problem is down below,

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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