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Vacuum won't stay on

My Electrolux Epic 6500 SR won't stay on. It'll start, but shuts itself off. The vacuum bag light is eluminated as well as the plug light. My bag is empty and the filter is new. The vaccum is still fairly new as hasn't been used much. I had another Electrolux before this one that lasted 25 years and now my sister has it. Have never had problems before. This is very unusual. Any ideas on how to get it started again??

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When you open the canister you eill see a little rubber hole that senses when your bag is full. This must be clogged. If you have another vac try to vacume all the dusr from this hole and any other opening inside the vacume that you can reach. I hope this helps. Don't forget to rate this answer.

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