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Vac's that just stop

Meany time's i find high priced vac's out by the road,4 the trash man to pickup. each time i c that i stop & pick it up.
about 90%of the vac's just need 1or2 thing to work.
i have never seen ny brand vac that didnt come with a red reset butten.
that seams to do it,but being i just picked it up i cheack 3 things.
the belt &i unstop no matter what.
belt reset switch &clean the dirt out. that allways helps.
but some times i c dead 1s.
thanks
life's handy man

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Mail To: Headquarters, Bissell Homecare Inc
P.O. Box 3606 Grand Rapids. MI 49501
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