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Its blowing air out the air filter.no suction

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  • ace_assessor Jul 06, 2008

    Same problem. I have cleared all openings of dirt and clogs. Even used a shop vac to blow out any debris. Took brush off and cleaned. Cleaned filters too. Put on new bag. VAC still blowing air out of side filter at a high velocity, but no suction. Paid $55 new 3 years ago. Is it worth taking to a service center?

  • dortiz Nov 25, 2008

    I was using the vacuum and it was working just fine, I decided to check the bag, and it was full, I removed it and put in a new one. When I turned it back on it began blowing hard out the filter on the side and in not sucking at ALL. I have check for clogs and everything appears clear. Any help would be appreciated.



  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    Same problem. I have cleared all openings of dirt and clogs. Took brush off, cleaned filtersand put on new bag. VAC still blowing air out of side filter at a high velocity, but no suction.

  • jlharrison Feb 16, 2009

    I have the same problem. It's free of clogs and blowing air out of the side filter. Does anyone have a solution?

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Check the dirt inlet down by the brush roll for a clog. Also check the hose for a clog. Usually a clog is what causes this type of problem.

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