the hose out there is extemely light suction.
Miele S7210 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Hint: If there is suction from the hose but not the main base, there may be a blockage in the base connecting tube or the beater bar may not be rotating. Inspect the base of the vacuum cleaner for blockages and ensure that the belts are not broken.
Check the hose for any clogs

If your Shark vac has a hose, feel along the length for any lumps. That indicates a clog that`s causing your suction issues. See if you can break the clog by applying gentle pressure with your hands, or gently move it to the end of the hose to remove it.

Clog located in the vacuum hose

Turn the unit on and feel the suction at the end of the hose handle. If there is no or low suction, then the clog is in the hose. You can remove the clog by running a long, stiff object through the hose, such as a butter knife, starting at the wall end.

Vacuum cleaners are fairly simple machines. They need power to be transmitted to the vacuum to create a suction force that lifts debris. So, the usual areas that cause suction loss include the wrong height setting, stuck rollers, a faulty gasket, a broken vacuum belt, a filled bag, or a clogged hose.
Check the Rotator Brush and Wheels

Sometimes pieces of string or other objects get wrapped around your vacuum`s rotating brush or around the wheels of the vacuum. Unplug your vacuum. Turn it over and have a look at the wheels and brush. If you see any pieces of string or objects lodged there, remove them.

If there is a clog in the vacuum, you won`t have good suction and the vacuum won`t work. The clog can be in the vacuum head, the hose or where the hose meets the actual vacuum.
A possible cause might be that the tank is not properly seated. To assure the tank is seated properly, pick it up and re-seat is so it sits snugly on the unit. If this doesn`t fix the problem, make sure the tank is assembled properly. To make sure they are both latched properly, pick the tank up by its handle.
This is done by placing clear disks on each end of the length and hooking it up to a suction pump to bring the hose down to a vacuum of 22 in/hg. Once a vacuum is achieved the length is checked for any leaks or de-lamination.
Grab the clog with a pair of needle-nose pliers and pull it out. Open a pair of needle-nose pliers and feed it into the end of the lower hose. Once you feel the clog, pinch the blockage with your pliers to get a good grip on it. Pull the clog out of the hose and throw it away.
The level you set your vacuum depends on the height of your carpet. For bare floors, use the lowest or bare floor setting, for short and medium pile carpets use a medium setting and finally, for plush carpets use the highest setting.
While extreme suction power may offer peace of mind to homeowners who want to feel confident that their vacuums are effective at sucking up dirt and germs, it can be very damaging to your carpet and should be avoided! For high pile and premium soft carpet, be sure to avoid vacuums with concentrated or sealed suction.
A strong odor from the shellac that coats the copper coil windings is an indicator that the motor is about to or has burnt out. If the motor is still running, even if it turns on and off by itself as it is heating and cooling, you can still run the motor until it gives up for good.
Use Some Water

A little bit of water can do wonders for boosting a suction cup`s grip. Using warm water, rinse the whole cup so it softens it up. Shake the drops of water off the cup quickly and then put it up on the wall. That can often do the trick.

Again, due to the small particle size of baking soda or freshener product, these can clog the pores of your vacuum`s bag or HEPA filter. Or it can “cement” debris into the cyclones of your bagless vac! This can drastically reduce suction resulting in poor cleaning performance and cause clogs to form.
To clean a foam filter, submerge it in water, squeeze it to allow the dirt to escape the foam, and allow it to air dry before putting it back in your vacuum. If you want the room to smell really nice next time you`re vacuuming, add a few drops of essential oil to the foam.
North American Polyester Soft Suction Hose is used to transfer water from hydrant to pumper. MADE IN THE USA AND FULLY NFPA 1961 COMPLIANT. FEATURES OF NORTH AMERICAN POLYESTER SOFT SUCTION HOSE.
If your Dyson Ball Animal vacuum no longer sucks up dirt, dust, and debris when using the nozzle and its attachments, there may be a clog in the vacuum`s nozzle. Unplug the vacuum and use the Dyson Ball Animal Hose Replacement Guide to remove the vacuum`s hose and check for clogs at the base of the hose.
Also known as the power nozzle, the power head is found at the base of most vacuum cleaners. These frequently offer brushroll height adjustment capabilities for cleaning different floor types. Different types can clean any surface, from bare floors to deep-pile carpeting.
Also known as the power nozzle, the power head is found at the base of most vacuum cleaners. These frequently offer brushroll height adjustment capabilities for cleaning different floor types. Different types can clean any surface, from bare floors to deep-pile carpeting.
What`s the Difference Between a Suction Hose and a Discharge Hose? The main difference between suction and discharge hoses is that suction hoses do not collapse when in use and are reinforced.
What`s the Difference Between a Suction Hose and a Discharge Hose? The main difference between suction and discharge hoses is that suction hoses do not collapse when in use and are reinforced.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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I have a DC07 and the brush wasn’t rotating and I had no suction at the brush but perfect suction through the hose. I noticed a large build up of dog hair around the brush so I took off the cover plate and removed all the hair, cleaned inside the floor/brush housing and cleaned out the hose. I also cleaned the filter and removed the other air access cover and made sure that they were clear. I put everything back and the brush still doesn’t turn and there is still no suction through the bottom
ANSWER : Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.
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.Here is a link that can assist you in your quest for the missing suction:
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.http://www.ehow.com/how_4779428_troubleshoot-dyson-vacuum.html
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.Also Dyson has very good info on cleaning here:
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.http://www.dyson.com/support/help.asp?article=38&product=DC07-SY-HEPA_US
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.When you get to the part where it asks “is brush head turning?” that you say No. The site is a bit lethargic but should help you get going properly again
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.Hopefully you find “Airway inspection” as part of your on-line step by step troubleshooting.
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.If you still have the problem after following the steps above reply / post here and we can proceed from there.
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My carpet cleaner (bissell proheat plus) is not steaming, dispensing cleaner. Seems like there’s a little thingy that should be spinning or turning….. When I work a small area of carpet, it just leaves behind dry blobs of carpet gunk like pet hair. I had to use a carpet sweeper to clean up. FYI – I filled the cleaning fluid container and after trying to clean the carpet, it did empty out but the carpet isn’t wet. Any tips? The manual doesn’t help.
ANSWER : You need to replace the pump belt. Here is the belt you need:

Bissell ProHeat Belt

I HAVE A BISSELL PROHEAT CARPET CLEANER I DISSEMBLY IT TO CLEAN IT. I DON’T KNOW IF I PUT THE HOSES BACK IN THE RIGHT LOCATION BECAUSE AFTER I PUT IT BACK TOGETHER IT’S LEAKING WATER ALL OVER THE FLOOR BUT IT WILL RECOVER THE WATER FROM THE FLOOR AND THE SOLUTION WON’T SPARY OUT I THINK THE HOSES ARE NOT IN THEIR RIGHT LOCATION TO STOP THE FLOW WHEN IT’S NOT SUPPOSE TO BE COMING OUT CONSTANTLY HELP PLEASE IS THEIR A HOSE DIAGRAM FOR THE HOSES INSIDE THE CARPET CLEANER
ANSWER : Hi,

Here is a tip that will give you all the information you need to fix your BissellProheat Vacuum Problem.

Bissell Proheat Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum Problems

heatman101 .
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Lost suction my DCO7 lost suction in the hose I started taking it apart and cleaning it and looking for clogs (probably more than I should have) and when I put it back together it has awesome suction in the hose but no suction in the base. It just pulls the pine needles up (christmas tree) but they never appear in the “bag” compartment and when I look they are just all gathered in a clump in the bottom by the brush.
ANSWER : Hi.
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.Remove the sole plate turn the 3 plastic screws to unlock & lift off.
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.Now remove the blockages that have accumilated from the oppening of short clear hose.
.Check you can turn brush roller & check belt.
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.Now reassemble switch on pull handle back & look under machine is brush spinning ?
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.If not check the knob on side of machine is in drive (D) position.
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.http://dysonmanuals.llc.nu
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I HAVE A BISSELL PROHEAT CARPET CLEANER 7920 I DISSEMBLY IT TO CLEAN IT. I DON’T KNOW IF I PUT THE HOSES BACK IN THE RIGHT LOCATION BECAUSE AFTER I PUT IT BACK TOGETHER IT’S LEAKING WATER ALL OVER THE FLOOR BUT IT WILL RECOVER THE WATER FROM THE FLOOR AND THE SOLUTION WON’T SPARY OUT I THINK THE HOSES ARE NOT IN THEIR RIGHT LOCATION TO STOP THE FLOW WHEN IT’S NOT SUPPOSE TO BE COMING OUT CONSTANTLY HELP PLEASE IS THEIR A HOSE DIAGRAM FOR THE HOSES INSIDE THE CARPET CLEANER
ANSWER : Hi,

Here is a tip that will give you all the information you need to fix your BissellProheat Vacuum Problem.

Bissell Proheat Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum Problems

heatman101 .
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No suction Hello – any help with this would be much appreciated!

I just changed the bag and filters. The machine runs, seems normal, but there is no suction. There is no blockage of the hose, as indicated by the fact that that little viewer window above where the hose connects to the unit is not showing the red portion that it shows when there is something blocking the hose (god, this is hard to describe!).

If I disconnect the hose and put my hand over the hole, I feel some suction. But

ANSWER : Well, it actually sounds like there is a blockage. Try removing your hose and dropping something through it, like a quqrter. If it comes through, no clog. If it is clogged, I believe that machine has a blower on the upper part of the cleaner (maybe in the bag compartment towards the top. You can take out the filter holder and plug the hose in there and run the unit . Does the blockage come out? If not, Try shaking the hose, or you can put a stiff wire in it to try to free it. Do not run water through it. If there is no blockage at all, then you will probably need to take it to a service center. But I am pretty confident that we are looking at a clog situation. Let me know if this fixesya! Thanks, Rene (vacuum Doctor)

The suction for carpet cleaning is great but there is very little suction through the hose. I have cleaned out the hose but there is still very little suction. What else can I do?
ANSWER : Have you tried cleaning the hose from the vacuum end, the end that feeds the sweepings into the cannister/bag? Might be something close to that end of the hose..Also, one reason for a hose not to work is the possibility of a cut or broken hose or a loose connection..The closer an opening like this might be to the vacuum end of the hose, the less suction the unit will have through the hose as it will pull air through the hole/break easier than through the full length of the hose.

Placing the handle of my Dyson DC07 into its upright and locked position causes the beater bar to stop turning. It will not start turning until the handle is first lowered to the working position and the Carpet/Bare knob is moved to the Bare Floor position and then back to the Carpet position. Then the beater bar turns until the handle is placed into the upright position. What might be the problem?
ANSWER : Hi its Darran at Dyson.

The brush control is designed to switch the brush bar off automatically when you stand the machine back into the upright position. It is designed this way to protect any delicate floor surfaces when you have the machine switched on and upright and when you are using the hose.

If the brush control should be in the centre position and move forward to the “on” position when you release the head. If it is not doing this, please contact our Helpline on 0800 298 0298 (UK) or 1866MYDYSON (US).

Kind regards
Darran
Dyson Customer Service