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Blockage I have a blockage in the hose - how do I get it out - i have tried broomstick - too short. or so i need to call a repair man - where do i look to find a repairman for this vacuum-

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Lay out hose straight, get a friend, wrap a rag around the wall connection end to make a seal start a vehicle with an accesible tail pipe, quickly place hose end over tail pipe apply pressure, have a friend quickly step on the gas ( floor it, briefly) it has always blasted kids socks back out for me

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Get a longer poker - bamboo for example and clear it that way. there is no magic

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The hose section can also be inspected visually if you compress the stretchy part into a straight line and also look towards a light source. If you can't see light through any section, you have probably found the blockage.

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