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I bout this vacume in mid December 07 and about February-March it started not picking up the dust on the floor. So in early April I bout a new filter and it still wasn't picking up the way it had in the beginning. I've taken it a part several times and cleaned it out with it being plugged at the bottom hose with dust bunnies. Well I just took it back to Walmart where I purchased it and I failed to keep the reciet they could not do any thing about the sweeper. I went back to the sweepers and relized I had not put the sponge filter back in the right place so I did that and brought it home where it clogged again. Well now that I have cleaned it out again, it doesn't appear to have much suction. Any clues that I am missing?

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Pull the hose out of the holder, is there suction there. If not, then there is a clog in the hose. If there is suction, then check the dirt outlet by the brush roll. Also if the belt is slipping, it may appear to not have as much suction, belts will stretch after a short period, replace it. There should be a local shop near you that does warranty work for Dirt Devil, you have a years warranty on this, if you can't figure it out, I would take it in, they can tell by the serial number if it is in warranty.

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