This vacuum does not pick up well at all. And now when I start it up there is an opening on the back with a seal or something that breaks loose amking a loud hissing (airleak) type noise while running the vacuum. When I shut it off the hole seals once again and the vacuum sounds normal for just that moment. If you use the hose only there is major suction. Why doesn't the rest of the vacuum work like this or does it have something to do with the hole that seems to promote a leaking sound. This vacuum is realatively new, well taken care of and is destined to be the last Panasonic I purchase if I can't get these problewms solved. Thanks so much.
Thank you so much. It was clogged in that area.
If you turn the vacuum over, you will see a hose by the brushroll. I think your problem is that it's stopped up right there. Take off the brushroll and make sure that the hose isn't stopped up. The port at the back that makes a hissing sound is to indicate that it's stopped up somewhere. Also, when you replace your attachment hose back onto the machine, does the motor change sound?? That's also another indication that your machine is stopped up. Don't lose hope for the Panasonic, they're great machines. If you still need help, you may call us at 1-866-509-1952. Thanks.
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