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Could I have a short in my cord? I can vacuum & then when I move the canister it shuts off, if I wiggle the cord it will turn back on. This last time, it just revs like a car trying to start & then does nothing. I live in a VERY remote area (80 miles from nearest Wal-Mart or McDonalds) so I know I will not be able to find someone to repair this for me. I have great doubt that I will be able to do it myself & my husband is an accountant so he is unavailable for another 6 weeks!!!!! Any suggestions?

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Whit the vacume plugged in and turned on start where the cord goes in to it and hold the cord whith each hand and bend it slightly. Move up the cord and do the same if there is a brake in the cord the machine will loose power until you bend the section back. When you find the bad spot in the cord unplug the machine and carefully cut the outer insulation away from the wires that are in the middle. Cut the bad section of the cord and resplice the cord wires by stripping off the insulation about an inch of each wire and twist them together and tape each wire with electrical tape so the bare wire is not exposed. Be sure when you splice the wires you do not mix the colors up. Then wrapp electrical tape around the section that you repaired.

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