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It sounds like there is a clog in the hose itself if you have no suction from the end. If it is bagless remove the canister from the machine or if it is a bagged machine remove the bag. If you have a shop vac attach the hose from the shop vac to the end of the hose of the dirt devil and try to suck the obstruction out that way. Sometimes it is possible to remove the clog this way. You can tell if you have suction from the debris port to the bag or the canister. If not you may need to use a snake or coat hanger to pull the clog through.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Mar 15, 2019

Hi Kathy,

Click this you tube tutorial to see how they open the vacuum with the same model that you are looking for.


Dirt Devil... | Answered on Mar 12, 2019

Yes, but Instead of the dirt and gunk getting trapped in your filters it will get sucked into your motor which will quickly ruin it.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Feb 24, 2019

If you know some one with compressed air blow out all dirt particles best as possible then get a 3 in 1 oil or sewing machine oil drip along the motor shaft and turn by hand you will be able to free the difference once lubricated it should only take a few drops per side . let set for awhile and repeat . then put her together and see if motor speed returns to normal . also check turbine wheel for slipping on shaft.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019

Hi there, a few different solutions....
flip it over and remove the screws, take a piece of paper and draw a diagram of how the screws are placed. place the screws on the paper as they were in the vacuum. remove any screws needed to free the brush, remove trash and her from the brush- scissors will help a bit- put it back together and give it a try, the other solution it to check the motor that spins the brush it may be dealt driven or gear driven or a direct drive- I don't wanna tell you more because you are a consumer and dirt devil did not want you taking it apart because its unsafe if your not sure what your doing and id feel bad if something happen to you..

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jan 31, 2019

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Dirt Devil... | Answered on Jan 04, 2019

There is usually thermal protection in modern appliances. The bimetal type are usually very reliable and long lasting and a problem such as you describe is most often a sign the motor is running hot rather than a faulty thermal breaker - due perhaps to a reduction of cooling air through the motor because of a build up of fluff and dust inside.

Dirt Devil... | Answered on Dec 28, 2018

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