Please note: a coat hanger is not recommended for clearing clogs as it may damage the hose.
To clear the main hose:
Detach the hose from the machine by unscrewing counterclockwise. Push a broomstick into the hose to push any obstruction to the end of the hose where it can be removed.
To clear the lower hose:
The lower hose can be seen after removing the Lift-Off® Canister. It’s to the right of the detent pedal. Recline the unit and look through the hose for obstructions.
Push a broomstick through lower hose to unclog. The access plate (black plastic frame over the brush roll) can also be removed to gain better access to the lower hose.