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Karcher wd2 premium vac not sucking. I've cleaned foam filter and can't find any blockages. It is much louder than usual and warm air blows out the back. Any suggestions?

Possible blockage in motor

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Vacuum is less than a year old and died in the middle of a use. No power... tried to plug it into 3 known, good outlets. Suggestions?

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there is a float ball or reed that closes off the exhaust port inside the canister, to prevent water from filling too high when used as awet vac. If lodged or trapped it will prevent suction or discharge in wet and dry modes. look at the housing that the filter attaches to and you will see it. if it doesnt rattle when you shake the unit up and down, it is stuck; otherwise, you must not be spinning the fan blades.

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Bagless vacuums have a real problem with bacterial growth. That is what produces the odor you are smelling. Wash the cup in an enzyme and the filters too if they are the washable type. Make sure everything is dry before you reassemble the vac. Then turn on the vac and pull the hose out like you would be using the tools. Holding the hose end that has the suction, spray a small burst of Lysol Spray into the hose opening so the vacuum "sucks" the Lysol through it's interior. This will kill the bacteria in the hose and the plastic housing of your vacuum. Usually 3 bursts works fine. If you spray too much and get your machine "wet" with the lysol you could damage your motor so small bursts are better than a long spraying action

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SOURCE: How do I clean the foam filter in my central vac?

Simply hand rinse it, like you would a sponge. It's a good idea to have 2 filters, as this will allow the washed one plenty of time to dry.

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Hi Freda,

I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulty with your DC07. Although I note you've already checked for blockages, I'd encourage you to follow the simple steps shown in our online Support guide, just in case there's anything you've missed:

http://www.dyson.co.uk/support/dc07/dc07-standard/my-machine-is-not-working/machine-not-sucking-picking-up-as-well-as-usual/how-to-wash-filters/wand-suction

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Your best option would be to remove the part you empty and take out any filters you can get access to give the filters a good clean by banging them on a wall to remove any build up of dust and hair.

The have a look at the pipe try and take the pipe off the usual place for blockage is where the pipe goes into the vac so check here for blockage its usually just a build up of stuff you have vac up that has caused a blockage.

as you have no suction from the hose you would then have no suction at the floor part so dont try using it like it is . you need to remove the hose its either screwed in or held in by two plastic clips that you can push with a screwdriver once you have undone this you should be able to see the blockage.

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As the air gets sucked through the vacuum cleaner, the dirt is basically thrown out into the container by the spinning air. If the speed that the air is travelling through gets too low, this stops happening and instead it gets sucked through into the filters.

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