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Miele Red Star, small spark at outlet, no power to vacuum

Just borrowed my mothers Red Star to clean my new place... Used it in one room perfectly, and about 2 hours later brought it to a different room to use. Plugging it in in this room created a tiny spark at the outlet, (tiny tiny white smoke puff and pop) , I heared the vacuum start for half a second and shutoff... The outlet still has power, and I have tried other outlets. As of now I still cant get the thing to turn on... Is there any way I can fix this myself? It must have tripped a fuse inside the vacuum or something. I am pretty handy, any tips? She needs it back tomorrow!

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The vacuum has a standard tube internal fuse. If you are lucky that is all it is. See the site http://www.sannerud.com/house/miele.html for instructions on how to open it up.

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