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When trying to use shop vac for suction, at the same time the space for blowing is operating. how do i stop this blowing process so i can use it as a vacuum?

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On the shop vac there should be 2 places to insert the hose. One for blowing air and the other for suction.

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  • jonmiguelsca Mar 22, 2011

    yes, i know there are two openings. but when i want to use the suction part, the blower part is blowing out the dust simultaniously. how do i stop the blowing opening.

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    janicemthoma Jul 25, 2012

    My best guess is that a cap for the hole not in use has fallen off. On my vacuum, there are threads for the cap. I have the same problem and no idea what happened to the cap.

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