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Shutting off my vacuum has been shutting off in middle of use and i dont know why its like its over heating and i cant use it again for almost an hour is there a solution to this? or do i need to get a new vacuum?

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It has a built-in temperature sensor which prevents it to be damaged from overheating. That's why it shuts down. It just needs to be opened up and cleaned thoroughly. Start with the hose if it has one and let someone who is handy with electric appliances to open it's casing and clean the insides.

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