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Vacuum stopped as it got plugged up with fuzzy carpet stuff..cleaned it out but now it won't start.

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This is due to the thermostat. If the cleaner can't breathe the motor will shut off if it gets hot. If you have new carpet, this will be a problem for a little while, until your carpet stops "shedding" unclog and wait. after cooling the unit will once again function. If it is your power nozzle, then unplug roller and push the reset button while turned on, and you should have no more trouble! Hope this helps!

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