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Hi, vacuum clogged and motor shut down, how do I restart. thx


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  • cisherwood13 May 11, 2010

    Could you explain further please? Where is the overload switch?



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I'm assumeing you have remove the clog so unplug the machine an let it set of about an hour then plug it in and before you turn it on get it ready to vaccum then turn it on the overload switch should reset and it should run

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