Why does my vacuum cleaner have a flap just inside the entry to hose?


My vacuum (hoover bagless) had no suction so I turned it over and found a mess of a clog just behind the beater bar. I took it apart and cleaned it out and found there is a flap just at the beginning of the hose. I pushed it with a screw driver and it does move open but not easily. I have to push pretty hard to get it to move. Does anyone know what function this flap has? Can I remove it somehow or would that ruin my vacuum?


  1. That flap is there so when you use the hose attachment, the hose gets suction. The flap closes when the hose is on and opens when you use the vacuum the regular way. Check to see if there is a clog behind it. Do not remove the flap tho.


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