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Have you checked the filter for blockage? When you're at it check the pump turbine for blockage and make sure it rotates freely. If nothing is blocked than very likely pump is dead or wires powering it have fallen off or corroded. If you hear pump humming than there must be a blockage for sure. Unplug the machine before doing anything!

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