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DC 11 issue

The suction cup will not stay in on the multi floor tool for soem strange reason, would appreciate any advice. It keeps popping back out when pressed in.

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This may be due to diminished suction. have you tried cleaning out the filters? Try rinsing the filters throughly with water and then letting it COMPLETELY dry out before reinserting. Also try cleaning around all the rubber gaskets on the dirt bin.

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