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Vacuum Cleaner Won't Pick Up, no Suction

The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Vacuum cleaner won't pick up, no suction are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.


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To see parts for your vacuum cleaner, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your vacuum cleaner.

Air Filter

If the vacuum cleaner won't pick up dirt and has no suction the air filter might be clogged. Remove the filter and either clean or replace it as needed.

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To see parts for your vacuum cleaner, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your vacuum cleaner.

Exhaust Filter

If the vacuum cleaner won't pick up and has no suction the exhaust filter might be clogged. Remove and clean the filter, replace it if its torn or damaged.

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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your vacuum cleaner, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum Hose

If the vacuum cleaner won't pick up and has no suction the vacuum hose might be clogged. Remove the hose from the vacuum cleaner, stretch it out straight, shine a bright flashlight in one end and try to see light through it. If no light can be seen, use something to run through the hose and free up the obstruction.

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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your vacuum cleaner, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum Bag

If the vacuum cleaner won't pick up and has no suction the vacuum bag might be full. Clean or replace the bag as recommended by the manufacturer.

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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your vacuum cleaner, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your vacuum cleaner.

Dust Cup Assembly

If the vacuum cleaner won't pick up and has no suction the dust cup assembly might not be installed tightly, or it might be cracked or broken. The dust cup must seal tightly in order to produce the right amount of suction. If it is cracked or broken, replace it. Most glues and adhesives will not successfully seal the crack.

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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your vacuum cleaner, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your vacuum cleaner.

Blower Wheel

If the vacuum cleaner won't pick up and there is no suction, the blower wheel might be jammed or broken. Check the blower wheel to be certain it turns freely. If it doesn't, check to see if there is anything rubbing against it. If not, but it's hard to turn, the motor is most likely the problem.

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