Genuine Toshiba owner's manual. Couldn't really ask for more. And written in understandable English in contrast to a few recent experiences I have had with manuals for other equipment other than Toshiba but made in China and written in "Chinglish"!
Text excerpt from page 10 (click to view)
To Clear Blockages in Hose
CAUTION: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord before clearing hose.
3. Remove the hood from the cleaner and check for a blockage in the brush roll area. Make sure the hose inlet is clear. If no blockage is found, continue to step 4. After the blockage is found and cleared, replace the hood on the cleaner.
Hose 1. Firmly pull the end of the hose from the hose retainer on the hood of the vacuum. 2. Check for blockages in the hose and hose retainer. Flexing the hose may help loosen any blockage. If no blockage is found, continue to step 4. If blockage is found, clear the blockage and replace the hose in the hose retainer. If the blockage is in the hose retainer and cannot be cleared, continue to step 3. 10 4. Twist the hose from the coupling elbow on the back of cleaner. Check for blockages at cleaner opening and in hose. If a blockage is found, clear the blockage. The screw attaching the clear hose adapter can be removed for better access to a blockage. 5. Screw the hose back onto the back of the cleaner and replace the other end of the hose into the hose retainer on the hood of vacuum.