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Operating Question Where is the switch to switch from the floor to wand mode on the Featherlight bagless model? Thanks.

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  • msexton Aug 16, 2008

    So what you are saying is if I take the wand out it will work instantly or do I have to attach the wand hose to the top of the base. The wand and base inlet appear to be different sizes. The wand does not have any suction if used as is.



    The humidity may be getting to me but I am still confused. Help!



    Marilyn

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    How do I use the wand on the Dirt Devil Jaguar upright bagless machine. There is no place to connect it that I can see, and it has no suction where it is now?

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There isn't one. The wand is always active, because it is the only air inlet on that machine. When it's plugged into the side of the machine, it's pulling dirt from the nozzle. When you pull it out, it just functions as hose attachment.

-R

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

  • Rob Ristin Aug 16, 2008



    The hose should be permanently attached to the back of the body, which means you shouldn't have to attach anything. You should be able to simply pull the wand out from the base and vacuum away. If it's not getting any airflow, you may have a clog somewhere. (A common problem in these.)



    I also just realized that there are several models all with the name "Featherlite." I should have asked for clarification. If you've got the old one with the hose that isn't permanently attached to the back of the body, you can open the little hatch on the hood and connect the hose end into it. (The end that the tools won't fit on.)

    I highly recommend against using the tools on that machine though: the hose dumps everything you pick up directly into the fan, which can result in the fan shattering. Be very careful about what you pick up with it.



    -R

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