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My Sebo automatic X1 has stopped working Every time I attempt to switch it on the only thing that happens is the bag and roller warning lights flash briefly. This suggests the power is ok but the Sebo doesn't start. Any suggestions?

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Check for clogs, and also check the brush rollers' belt.
Really, i think you should take it to a vacuum shop and have it inspected for problems

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