Foot activated power switch will not remain on
This kind of switch will turn on the power when it's pressed down a little, but must be pressed down further for it to actually lock itself on. First, make sure that you're pressing it far enough. One way to tell is operate the switch with the vacuum unplugged. You'll here it click when it locks. Make sure there isn't a foreign object or gunk stuck under the foot pedal that's keeping it from moving the whole way. Finally, you'll have to open the vacuum up, with it unplugged, and check the power switch inside. Try operating the power switch with just your hand. If you think it needs a new switch, you'll easily be able to find one, and really should be able to find one for only a few bucks if you're willing to do the shopping. Just hook the new one up like the old one was.
Dec 29, 2009 |