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Vacuum won't turn on

Brand new, just out of the box I put the handle on according to instructions, made sure screw was tight, plugged it in, and nothing is happening at all. I tried a different wall outlet but that didn't do anything either. Now what? I'm not a repairman or very handy.

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Same thing happened to me. After taking the cover off I noticed a wiring diagram on the inside cover. There is a fuse between the on/off button and the motor, sure enough the fuse had blown. There is no mention of a fuse in the manual! The vacuum works great again.

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There is actually an internal fuse in the vacuum. You may have blown this. The circuit board connected to the ON/OFF touch pad may be bad too but probably unlikely. There is also an overheat sensor that trips the vacuum off when it gets too hot. This could be bad preventing it from coming on too. All of these solutions, require you to open the vacuum to fix.

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