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Vacuum will not turn on

The vacuum cleaner was working fine one minute and then I shut it off. I could never get it to come on again. I can't see any reset button or fuse listed in the parts decription. The switch seems to be working fine (although it could have gone bad I guess) and the power cord seems fine also. Is there a fuse located on this machine (and where is it located) that may have blown?

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  • Mike Hayes Feb 14, 2009

    This is a Sears Kenmore Progressive Canister Vacuum (Model 116.21813)

  • Mike Hayes Mar 06, 2009

    Where is this Motor Reset button located exactly? Is it located on the inside of the machine somewhere. I thought I throughly checked inside and out of the vacuum for this already!! Please be specific. Thanks

  • royzee May 11, 2010

    Hi, what make and model is it please?

  • royzee May 11, 2010

    Hi
    Waht model and make is it ?

  • Philip Gaut May 11, 2010

    What make and model of vac is this???

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Kenmore Model #216.37000 does it have a reset button. I cleaned the filter and it still will not go on.

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Kenmore Model 116, behind the Vacuum cleaner there is a Motor Reset switch which you need to press.
1. Make sure the Vacuum Cleaner is unplugged.
2. Press the reset button gently in with a pen.
3. Plug back the Vacuum cleaner and it should work.


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