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Overfull bag caused shutdown-will not restart

I made the mistake of not emptying/changing my bag when it was full. I no there is some kind of thermal cutout in there but i cannot see how to access anything. Is the unit repairable?

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  • ivanko Nov 11, 2007

    I have no problem with overfull bag, The bag is empty and after minute or two, the vacuum cleaner shuts-off. After few minutes stars again but runs minute and shuts-off again. I think there is something with thermostat but how I can find it or can be this repairable?

  • smitty52 Dec 11, 2008

    I finally took the unit apart, you need a torx screwdriver.

    The problem was the on off switch itself. It got misaligned somehow and the unit wasnt turning on.

    I realigned the switch, it works great now!

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There can be quite a number of causes for these problems. A lot of the time there is a clog that the consumer has not found. If the motor sounds like it is running at a high pitched noise, and there is low or no suction, then that's your problem.
With the over full bag problem, I might have to know a little more information. There may be a reset button on the machine. You are going to want to check around the base of the machine where the brush roll is. Also, a good thing to do is to just change the bag and give the machine about 15 minutes before you turn it back on. It's high unlikely that you shorted-out the thermal protector with one time of not changing the bag.

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