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Lights are on but motor won't run?

I have a Panasonic MC-V5005 upright vacuum. When switched on, the lights come on but no power is getting to the motor.

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Re: lights are on but motor won't run?

I had the same problem, and i found this is the user guide: problem: Tripped circuit breaker/blown fuse at household service panel. Solution: Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse so, i've replaced the fuse (my friend did) and it solved it.

Posted on Sep 14, 2005

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