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Every time we plug in the vaccum hose into the wall recepticle the vaacuum turns on for half a second and then blows the circuit breaker. This just started a few days ago. We tried replacing the 20 am

Every time we plug in the vaccum hose into the wall recepticle the vaacuum turns on for half a second and then blows the circuit breaker. This just started a few days ago. We tried replacing the 20 amp circuit breaker but it doesn't help. When we push the reset button on the unit it buzzes loud for a split second and then goes silent. After this nothing happens when we plug in the vacuum into the recepticle.

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This unit need disassembly and internal cleansing. Yep, it's dirty inside. The motor probably is dirty also and should be blown out with an air compressor.

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