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Will not turn on

The vacuum was working fine and it suddenly turned off while it was running. The vacuum had a new bag and the filters were not dirty. It will not turn on again. I tried to plug it into different outlets, but it will still not turn on.

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Re: Will not turn on

Your problem is probably a bad male cord end or the there is a problem with the cord winder. It might need a spacer.

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