Surface cleaning apparatus

  • US 10,568,477 B2
  • Filed: 08/24/2017
  • Issued: 02/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:

  • (a) an air flow path from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet and including a suction motor;

    (b) an air treatment member comprising a dirt collection region having an openable door;

    (c) an accessory removably connectable to the dirty air inlet wherein, when the accessory is connected to the dirty air inlet, the openable door is inhibited from opening; and

    ,(d) an openable door lock comprising a lock engaging member and a door release actuator drivingly connected to the lock engaging member, the lock engaging member moveable between an engaged position in which the lock engaging member secures the openable door in a closed position and a disengaged position in which the openable door is openable wherein the lock engaging member is inhibited from moving to the disengaged position when the accessory is connected to the dirty air inlet.

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