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My Vacuum cleaner is an Airflow 2000, and Model Number is AFV500IT.
The dirt is sucking up really well, but instead of going INTO the bag it is going on the OUTSIDE of the bag, right down behind the bag, and clogging up the filter that goes into the motor. The bag also is empty. I checked that I have the right bag, and I do ( have been using that size anyway for 5 years). Do you know why this is happening? I have to keep stopping the cleaner, clearing the blockage, and start again. After 5 mins of vacuuming, I have to clean it all out again!

Gary, I apologize for the delay in answering your question!  It got placed into my Spam folder.  
Although I am not familiar with this brand or model, maybe I can help you think of possibilities. If the bag has a cardboard, could it be bent or broken?  Did you try an entirely new bag?  If it lacks a cardboard, could the bag be pulled away from the seal?  Or is there a tear in the bag?  Somehow the bag is being breached, if dirt goes into the compartment but not into the bag.  Check the area where the dirt path meets the dirt chamber.  
 I am sorry I am of such little help.  The bag being compromised is the only possible explanation.  Thank you for this question, and again I do apologize for the delay.  

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