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Purchased the unit on e-bay. It came with a powerhead. The part that runs from the floor brush plugs into the handle-thats ok. The other end where the hose connects to the vacuum has a plug (with 2 pins) but I can't find where to plug it into on the vacuum. Help Art

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It's under the canister handle, on the left side.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007


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Generally this is due to a clog in the hose.
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one) the powerhead is dead legit as in there is no power coming to it or the motor is actually dead.

2) something jammed in the brush and popped the reset button. The reset button is a red button located as your looking at the back of the powerhead on the right side. Usually a red square. Push it and it SHOULD start up again.

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