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The machine shuts off!! will restart after a few minutes, but shuts right off again...

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  • hilrewin Aug 25, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem, but nothing is upstructing the vacuum, it seems to overheat and then shut off, after a few minutes it startes up again, but not for long?

    I checked all hoses and parts for plugs? What can I do to solve this problem?

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The machine shuts off!! Will restart
Posted by mjzimmervt on Apr 30, 2008
The machine shuts off!!
Will restart after a few minutes,
but shuts right off again...


Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
Not knowing the brand name or model number of the vacuum, some vacuums have a thermal switch or thermal shut off switch to protect the motor and once the motor gets hot the vacuum will shut off, or the vacuum could very well be clogged and the air is not getting through to the motor to keep it cool. Please check your owner’s manual under the trouble shooting section or cal the factory / manufacturer to see if the can send you an owner’s manual (OM) or you can download the OM from the manufacturer’s website. Next time include the brand name and model #. ? So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
Don – The Vac Man
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Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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