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Model EL7020 will not stay running!

The machine has a new bag, the filters new, machine is only 1 year old. The machine starts but shuts off just after a few seconds. The three blue lights on top of the machine flash from MIN to AUTO to MAX and cycle. The filter light and bag light come on right after it starts and maybe 3 seconds running it shuts off. Simple fix I hope. Just found out today this ain't no Electrolux.. Paid $499 at Lowe's. We had an Electrolux for 30 years and gave it to the youngest boy. 5 Years ago and it runs like new. Never had but one problem, it needed carbon brushes for the motor. I hate this thing.

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Try turning the knob on top of the machine all the way to the right and try it again

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