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Dust blowing out of my vaccuum cleaner

My new upright bagged vacuum cleaner is blowing dust out of machine. can you help me?I am using it on indoor outdoor carpet and carpets using low level.

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  • kharper31 Apr 02, 2009

    This is happening to my vacuum also. The inlet by the brush is clear and the hose is clear all the way up to the tank inlet. it seems to be @ the motor.
    any suggestions?

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    upright deep cleaner

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    dust comes out of cleaner while vacuuming

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    my cleaner is blowing out dust

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    My tristar vacuum cleaner does not turn on, but the carpet attachment does.


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Usually when dust is blowing out it is caused by a clog, either the hose, or the dirt inlet down by the brush roll is clogged. Check them and clean them out and you should be ok.

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