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While I was vacuuming it quit working..... I have tried everying can't get it to start up again...... just silence when I push the switch

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Try pushing in on the power cord at the plug end while trying to start it. If the wiring has been broken there (common failure point), the unit may come on for a moment. If it does, cut off a couple of inches of the cord, and replace the plug with a replacement plug from the hardware store.

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