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Tristar***mg1 My tristar vacuum cleaner won't turn on. I plugged it in and nothing happens. I bought this machine about ten years ago and I want to know where to take it or who to contact. I live in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Looking for owners manual for a Tristar MG1.

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http://www.a-1vacuum.com/ 1-800-657-1874 Customer Service
http://www.vacuumcleanershop.com/tristar-motors.htm 1-877-822-8227 9am to 5pm EST
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