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Author Topic: CT Midi doesn't suck... in a bad way  (Read 2194 times)

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Offline Handyman Mike

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CT Midi doesn't suck... in a bad way
« on: April 01, 2017, 02:36 PM »
My CT Midi has suddenly lost suction. When I turn it on it has about half the normal full suction and after being on for about a minute the suction drops down to a very low level, not enough to pick up a coughdrop wrapper. I've looked at all the obvious things and everything seems alright, but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas before I sent it in for service. I use this thing for work, so I don't like to be without it.

So far I have checked
  • The hoses. All okay.
  • The seal around the top. Okay.
  • The filter. Clean as a whistle.

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Offline TOOLTOWN

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Re: CT Midi doesn't suck... in a bad way
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 02:49 PM »
It sounds like you may have done this, but the easiest place to start is by completely removing the hose, bag, and filter.  Turn the vac on and see how it sucks at the intake.  If it runs great with nothing attached you can add back one piece at a time until you find the culprit.

Ken

Offline mrrhum

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Re: CT Midi doesn't suck... in a bad way
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 11:18 AM »
Thanks. As you said, I've already done that. I guess it's going in for service.

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Offline greenMonster

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Re: CT Midi doesn't suck... in a bad way
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 08:02 AM »
Ever find the culprit?
I have a mini which has about half the suction as well. Clean filter, clean bag, relatively decent hose....