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Have an electrolux carpet beautifier from the early 80's. Has been in attic for years. Took it out and plugged it in and nothing happened, cant find a switch.

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When the handle is lowered, the switch is engaged and the machine is powered up.

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Hi, I have an Electrolux Ambassador
Posted by greenforest on Jun 17, 2008
Hi, I have an Electrolux Ambassador and the other day I was vacuuming a fringe carpet and the fringe made the Electrolux stop (has happened before) and when I pressed the reset button, the motor is on but the wheel does not spin. Any suggestions?

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