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Dust blown out of Rainbow SE Performance vacuum

I have a used Rainbow SE Performance vacuum and when I use it to vacuum my carpet, it blows out some dust when I push the button to vacuum. While holding on to the button the dust only comes out on the initial push of the button and when I pull back when vacuuming. I hope this makes since. I've already cleaned the brushes and it still does that. Please let me know what needs to be done to not have that happen. I was thinking that there might be a filter somewhere that needs to be changed. Let me know. Thanks.

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    Remove bottom plate cover on power nozzle and check for debris obstruction where it chambers into the hose. .... also check the wand and hose for obstructions. Sounds like the brush is stirring up dust, but suction is being prevented by a hair/fiber clog somewhere. . . therefore, it blows out instead of getting sucked up.

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There are no filters inside the SE Rainbow. Unfortunately, sometimes Rainbows get all dusty and dirty up inside the main unit and need to be cleaned internally. This service can cost anywhere from $50.00-$100.00, depending on your local vac shop prices.

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