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Toro Rake and Vac blower/vacuum 51573 and 51591 will not turn on.

Took apart and directly checked motor - works fine. Continuity checks on other wires are good. Diode does not show continuity thru it with or w/o switch on? If I check it with amp meter what should the reading be? Should this be done with the unit plugged in? Is it better to just replace the entire switch element or just the diode if it is bad? Thanks for your help.
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SOURCE: Toro Rake and Vac model #51573

I was able to find PDFs of manuals from the manufacturer directly at this site: https://homeownersolutions.toro.com
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Yes there is. Unplug the unit, pull the plastic adapter that converts it between vac and blower off and you'll see the little square reset button. It is recessed into the case. Push it in until it clicks, replace the adapter and plug it in and go. Good luck!

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