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The vac won't turn on

I plugged it in a it ran for less than 5 minutes and shut off. the electrical outlet works, i cleaned the filter and the machine will not go on. it was purchased in april 2012

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As a technician, if a certain electronic appliance had a 'burning'(or anything close) smell then there's a great chance that a minor short circuit occurred within the internal electronic boards. With this, I am highly recommending for this to be serviced unless you are a certified/trained technician that can perform the necessary repairs. And to answer your question, there are no "rest" or "hibernate" button on this machine.

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