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My upright vacuum just shut off and will not turn on.

Really not much more to tell. It was on and then it just cut off and will not turn on anymore. Help

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    Sara Apr 21, 2014

    the vacuum is bagless. it is a Healthy Home Vacuum. it has a hepa filter. Model 16N5.

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The bag may be full, or some vacuums have a reset button if the motor is stalled.

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