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My old Tristar canister vac.

Unit was working perfectly until recently. It will no longer power on. The vac broom attachment come on so it is getting power threw the unit. Is there away to determine if it is just the switch or motor that has gone out. This vac is 16 years old.

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If you have a voltage meter you could see where the problem lies. All TriStar parts including the motors, both the nozzle head motor and the actual vacuum motor are purchaseable online through www.totalvac.com
I have ordered parts through them and everything arrives no problem and they are priced nicely by the way.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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