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There is no suction in the hose part, long part of hose is not cloged

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Unplug the machine..now if you remove the attachment hose at the body of the vac and feel inside (to the right about an inch) their is a "suction cover" that rotates when the wand is removed (aka using atachments). The cover in your machine is NOT rotating correctly, so it does not get full suction. If you do get some suction from the hose then their is at least a 'small opening' because it has partially rotated. I was able to fix this problem by taking a large screwdriver (1.5 feet long, thick as a pen), inserting it into the small opening (on the suction cover, inside to the right at the top) and forcing the cover down all the way by lifting the screw driver up against the top of the body opening. Seems to have corrected the problem, but may reoccur. If you have NO suction at all then it has failed to rotate whatsoever, and Im not sure how to correct it.

picture of the suction cover part:
http://evacuumstore.com/p-3604-electrolux-versatility-el8502ab-cover-suction.aspx

To the guy below me...way to not even read the question....


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What I do with clogged hoses is push stiff cable through , it could be just a partial hose blockage, so not showing up so much. The metal part of hose could be blocked,
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