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Kenmore upright vacuum power failure

My Kenmore Upright with bag 12 amp model 116 32212200 worked perfectly until the upright handle fell backwards and hit the floor when I was using the hose attachments. This has happened many times in the past. This time the vacuum died and will not turn on. I had an identical model that did the same thing several years ago, found this one in Goodwill and it worked perfectly until this morning. Is there a hidden power reset switch or main circuit breaker / fuse that causes this to happen?

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