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Hi there I have an Elektrolux CM3 Vacuum Cleaner, it works OK and looks like new.

But it turns off all the time. Then it needs a gentle push,just by hand, a soft nod and it can be turn on again, by the Remote button. Mysteriously huh? Hope you can help Thank You Per

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    Per Blaaberg May 03, 2017

    sorry, should be Vacuum

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    Tony Parsons May 03, 2017

    That's OK, thought you might get more assistance by posting in a different forum.

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