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Purchased a new, portable, vacuum this date. 4/24/08 at Gottschalk's. Got it home, unpacked it and installed attachments. plugged into a power source, and depressed the power switch, machine did not come on, used three different power sources to no avail. advise--- Reply to wcb2775@aol.com asap

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Being under warranty, I would take it back for an exchange. You don't want something brand new and it is dead on arrival. Either that or take it to a warranty shop for repair. You mess with it and that avoids the warranty.

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