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I have a Dirt Devil Vacuum that won't start up anymore. It was working, but then it stopped. The tube got clogged up. Now the tube is unclogged and empty and it won't turn back on. It's also hot on the bottom of it. Help? Blown fuse or what?

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Some of the Dirt Devils have a reset button on the back, near the bottom. But if the it is getting hot on the bottom, that may mean the motor is trying to run but can't. Maybe something has jammed it. You would have to disasemble it to find out.

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