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Series 6500 SR won't start

Hi. Today my 6500 SR was making funny sound, and the sucction was weak. Turned it off and on it worked the question mark indicator came on vaguely and then it completely stopped. Turning power back on did nothing!

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  • amirarchi Jan 27, 2009

    Hi. Repair guy said it was the motor. 400 dollars to repair!

  • jenny_jenny Feb 07, 2009

    My motor comes on, but won't stay on. Do you know what might be wrong with it. The vacuum bag light and electric cord light stays lit, but power won't stay on.

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Look for a restriction somewhere in the suction system. Inspect every last inch of it so you know it is clear.

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  • Mark Egan Jan 27, 2009

    How old is the unit, and how much has it been used? Is it time for the motor to be worn out?

    The motor could be bad, but I would have him prove it by showing you the failed area of the motor.

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