How do you clear a clog in a vacuum?

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Clearing a clog in a vacuum is quite an easy task. The first step is to get the owner's handbook and read through prior to starting any repair work. Locate the clog in the system, and also check the vacuum hose. This is imperative in order to avoid making any mistakes during the maintenance work.

After reading through the manual, locate the clog in the vacuum cleaner. If all outlets produce low suction, the clog is either in the hose or between the first outlet and the canister. Check the hose for clogging by using a ball bearing or marble. If the marble fails to pass through the hose, then there is a clog in there. A stiff wire can be used to clear out the clog, but be careful not to damage the hose. If the hose is not clogged, check all the inlet valves. A clogged valve requires something with powerful pressure, such as a second vacuum cleaner or a shop vac. Fit the vacuum cleaner hose into the clogged inlet valve, and switch it on. The vacuum cleaner might suck the clog. If the clogged is not cleared, use a plumber's snake with a grapple that can hatch the clog and pull it out.

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1. Unplug the vacuum from the power outlet. Never try to perform any maintenance on a vacuum that is plugged in. 2. Empty the dirt container by unlocking the "Lock 'n Seal"
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How to Clear a Clog in the Bissell PowerForce Bagless Vacuum
When you own a Bissell PowerForce Bagless Vacuum, it's important to do regular cleaning and maintenance of all the parts and features, including the filters, drive belt and rotating floor brush. However, sometimes the vacuum may have low suction or poor... More »
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