fixing a broken vacuum cleaner is easier than you think. simply clean the suck-valve from the bottom up. to do this you'll need to unscrew the base panel, then pull out the magnetically bound rolling wheel, (which should be cleansed of yarn and hair) then you'll see the suck-valve, constipated tight with dust compound. remove the dust, notice how it clumps together like brains, then go to town on toenails and mouse turds you life-saving surgeon.