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Wiring Two wires (black and red) connected to the slider on/off switch have overheated and melted away the 90degree connectors. Will replacing just the connectors solve the problem or is it more complicated, such as a resistor, capacitor, etc.?

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  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    I have had this problem with two of these vacuums now. I think it may be a component defect.

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This is easy and hard. If only two wires connect to the switch, cleaning up the connectors and replacing damaged items should fix it. Don't do anything unless the unit is unplugged. Try this first: connect the two wires together and tape them up. Plug in the unit. If it starts, make your repairs. If not, unplug immediately. The switch fried for a reason. Most vacuums do not use electronic components...just a standard brush style motor. If the motor is bad, it may not be worth replacing it. Let me know what the test result is and we'll further.

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