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Can I have the model number and pnc or product code please.
Hi Dawn - OK not wishing to teach you to suck eggs here but lets go through the theory and see if between us we can find what is wrong with the old lady. I remember back in the 70s when these were the Vacuum cleaners to have and rightly so. Basically the vacuum cleaner is just an electric motor with a fan on one end (located in a can) that sucks in air (and with it dirt) and blows out air less the dirt at the other. Add in a bag, hose, on/off switch and a couple of filters and thats you lot. As you have stated the main problems with them are to keep the system sealed or you have no vacuum. So firstly lets just do a couple of simple things. If you take off the hose and remove the dust bag then close the top and switch on do you have good suction?
OK you should have two filters (from memory) one at the input to the motor (the bag end) and one at the other end at the motor exhaust end - are they clean?
Don't worry that is fine and I will have a proper look for my old handbooks later, next question, where the hose fits to the vacuum cleaner there is a three lug connection where you line up the three lugs and then push and turn. Is the rubber O ring still on the end to seal the joint?
OK I think it best if I find the old manual and then I can send you the parts breakdown and we can both identify what we are looking at - come back to you later today - Ian