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I have a Hoover Windtunnel vacuum cleaner and new high pile carpet. The vacuum cleaner will not move forward without extreme effort. I have been told that I need a vacuum without a beater bar and that the beater bar can be disengaged. How do I accomplish that? Thanks

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You can adjust the height on some vacumes like for bare floors and medium nap it will adjust how far the beater bar is from the carpet see if your is adjustable

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

  • jspgm2 Apr 11, 2011

    It is set on highest pile. I removed the beater bar, but now I can't get suction and the tracks are awful.

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