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No Power coming thru hose handle

I have no power coming thru the 2 year old hose handle. I checked continuity also and nothing with the switch in the on position. The vacuum is 15 years old and I recently replaced the hose/handle part. Can I take apart the handle portion to see if anything's obvious there?

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It probably wouldn't help, it sounds like the switch. Have you tried pushing the reset button? (It's a little red button on the end of the power nozzle.)

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