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Full bag light is on with a new bag

Brush roll is clean and wand cleaned. little suction

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There is a clog somewhere in one of your tubes and/or the filters need replaced

Posted on Aug 11, 2014

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Rob Ristin

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SOURCE: Air flow

Your vacuum is clogged. Check all of the air pathways, hoses, etc. The most common places to check are anywhere there's a joint in the airways, and also directly behind the brushroll.

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Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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SOURCE: No wand suction

  1. i cleaned out my fanton and no suction in wand and still whistles

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

Gabe Gilsrud

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SOURCE: dc11 dyson

I have taken the brush heads off and pulled all the hair out of the small gap between the chrome shaft and the plastic gear housing. Then a small amount of 3-in-1 oil into that gap to lube the internals and just a little through the air intake on the side of the head to clean and lube the seals and it works like new. This lasts about 9 months under high use and the process takes roughly 10 minutes.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

Doug Connell

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SOURCE: very little suction power -

make sure there are no clog ups in the hose

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Shark euro-pro x upright vacuum that shuts down every 15 minutes

These are prone to overheating. The manufacturer put a foam 'filter' wrap around the electric motor. This filter wrap insulates the motor, trapping heat inside, which causes overheating. The motor is very similar in form and function to the one in the Hoover Windtunnel, but the Windtunnel has no filter wrap. It doesn't overheat, and functions fine without it. There is a filter on the intake anyway. It's a redundant filter, and I have removed mine. It works fine now.

If you take the filter out yourself, you will need a special screwdriver for one of the motor cover screws. I guess they don't want the consumers opening it up.

I suggest taking it to a vacuum repair shop and explaining to them the problem, and asking them to remove the filter wrap from the motor.

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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