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It is quite easy to check this out only if you can just have a multimeter with you.,
Take the panel of the vacuum removed too access the switch and the motor. use the meter to test for continuity of the wire to the switch and then to the motor if there is switching action on the main switch, the the power must come to the motor. however if the motor is not showing a reading , check if it is the brush type motor, if so clean the brush and commutator .or else the motor may need a replacement.

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