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Kirby G5 I was using the hoover and just switched it off and turned it on again but would not turn on. I changed the fuse in the plug but still wouldnt turn on. what should I do?

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See my troubleshooting guide and from there, you can view my do it yourself guides for fixing your Kirby.

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