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I was using vac to **** up water after pressure washing my pool deck. The canister was about 1/2 full and getting heavy to move so I decided to empty it. (It was working just fine up to this point) I took the top off and carried the canister to the yard to empty it. After putting it back together, it won't come back on. Thinking it might need to dry out (?!?!?) I let it sit for 5 days ... still nothing. Any suggestions or advice? Thank you in advance.

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Is the ball stuck at the top inside it??

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For some reason, sounds like your contacts in motor got wet. Now I know this sounds funny with a product that is called wet and dry. I believe if you open it up, let it dry good, of course around motor( use hair dyer to speed process) it should dry out and most likely start working after contacts dry out. OH , don't forget to check breaker that shop vac is plugged in, uncase you tripped breaker on wall plug in circuit, and FINALLY , see if there is a normally red reset button on shop vac motor, it might have tripped. Please let me know if I helped, if so please respond with thumbs up and short comment, it helps me and other viewers. Thanks mike from fixya

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