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Turning itself off

The fan was replaced recently, and the repair place overode the automatic shut off which normally occurs when the hose is disengaged. Tonight the cleaner kept stopping, and would start up again when the hose was disengaged, and would continue working for a short period of time after being reengaged. The periods of the cleaner working shortened until it would not work at all. I would love to get it working again, particularly as I have all the adaptions, which I am led to believe are incompatible with the newer models.

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With newer models will not work things that you attach to the vacuum such as the hose and the carpet shampoo attachment. Loose attachments will work just fine. It is same diameter holes that are being used in later models.

Switch - there is not much you can do without getting inside of the vacuum. You have to access inside and get it fixed.

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