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I got a Bissell Proglide cordless for Christmas I used it twice and now when I turn it on, it runs for a few seconds and cuts off - if I remove the battery and replace it, the same thing happens.

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Sounds like a bad motor bearing. If it is, then you would have to replace it. Could be the brush roll, did you check the ends to make sure they turn easily?

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