A couple of months ago I started to notice that my vacuum wasn’t working very well. I wasn’t 100% sure, since it seemed to be doing an ok job.
I took the bottom cover off several times and didn’t see anything weird so I just kept trying.
Then last month I got tired of feeling like my floor was dirtier after vacuuming than before I had started, so I investigated.
This time I decided to check and see if there was a clog in the pipe. I followed all the directions and opened up the vacuum.
This is what I found (warning: the following picture may be disturbing, I’m sorry you have to see my vacuum this way…)
Yes, that pile of dirt and who knows what was in about a 3 inch area as the base of the tube. Seriously. You’d think it’d take more than a month and a half to figure that out!
Clogs that that don’t create themselves, so what was the culprit?
I give you exhibit A:
I’m still trying to decide if the paper clip was in this shape when vacuumed, or if the suction process deformed it.
Thankfully I didn’t take the vacuum into the store to get it fixed and have to hear what the repairmen would have said about this one!