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Most vacuums have an air intake adjustment. If this intake is opened,the suction is affected. It is on the hose usually and is a simple procedure to turn it to closed. If yours is an upright, there may be something lodged in the machine that keeps the air from flowing as it should. And of course, the bag or filter needs to be cleaned, emptied or replaced (depends on the type of vacuum) to assure good suction. Oh, also if you have a hose type vacuum, there might be something lodged in the hose. I usually take a mop or broom handle, remove the hose from the machine, and plunge the handle into both ends of the hose to dislodge the stuck item.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

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