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El7020a beater brush wont run... no headlights. vacuum OKAY

I used a blunt blade putty knife to push in the rear clips... while forcing the cover up. These clips are every bit as stong as auto door clips (amazing for such a thin panel) but now I got the two TORX T20 screws out... Pushing through the holes released the cover and the bag cover... Nicely. Now I'm staring at a perfectly good fuse on an arched board. Continuity tested OK... and shunted around the fuse... My problem persists. At this point I can only conclude this IS NOT THE FAULTY Part 1180136-63 ... never the less the Suma board. There is a smaller rectangular board the leads from the 3 hose wires terminate into...1180110-06 Somebody ... anybody? Is this my "No brush or head-lite" issue...?? Just can't get that !$#@**&%! cover off. Somebody... Anybody? Hello? *** Okay... looked so good ... I fixed it myself: "ereplacementparts"... Yessiree $56... Part Number: 1180110-06 Bingo!

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I know this is obvious, but did you check the belt?

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Testimonial: "I have two good power heads ... neither works (and the parallel wired head-lights do not come on either)... that is why I was into looking for something obvious on the control boards (1180136 and 1180110)... The fuse has continuity and looks good... but thank you very kindly for the interest. I do appreciate it."

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    The suction motor runs fine and powers on and off fine. The beater brush is not coming on. I have continuity tested the power thru the hose and tested the operability of the suction, brush/light switch & suction switch. They all register when operated. but power is not applied to the beater brush. "I have two good power heads ... neither works (and the parallel wired head-lights do not come on either)... that is why I was into looking for something obvious on the control boards (1180136 and 1180110)... The fuse has continuity and looks good...



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