Can you use a broom handle or yard/meter stick to reach the clog? My Miele vacuum has a little thing that slides where the hose & handle meet. It creates an opening that's about 1/2" square, but it's enough to get a pen or something in there to dislodge any clogs. So maybe you're trying to open the clip the wrong way? Can you find the instruction manual online anywhere? Downloading that will be a lot cheaper than a trip to the "doctor".
11/3/09 at 8:16pm