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G6 cutting out

My G6 keeps cutting out when you move the upright handle and it seems to be very loud I stopped using it as I didnt want to have it burn out, just incase there was a short or crossed wires or the like can you please help I miss my cleaner.

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Re: G6 cutting out

I agree with Chris... DEFINATELY the power cord! Visit my troubleshooting guide if you have any more problems....



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Re: G6 cutting out

Hi There, If it keeps cutting out when you move the handle it's usually the cable that has gone. Turn the machine on and waggle the cable if it cuts in and out then you can confirm it's the cable. Many Thanks Chris

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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