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In run mode while holding down the handle to move forward the unit moves forward and stops. It will eventully start moving forward again but stops again. This repeats the same way no matter the what the variable speed is set at

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  • mark_vergari Jun 15, 2011

    Thank you for your reply. We are looking into both of your suggestions however I wanted to share a couple more comments. I did not mention that while this problem occurs the scrub head still turns and the vacuum still works while the unit starts and stops. I assume if it was a power problem that those two items would stop working as well?

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Good day boss Mark!!!

I suggest you check the power indicator if it does not stop ,
if that so, maybe the problem is on the motor.there is a possibility
that the supply of the motor is loosen or worse there is a worn out gear within the motor.

If you find it loose please fix it..you can solder it.
If worn out gear..please replace it for a new one.
And also put an oil to the parts needed it.
If you can't find a gear to replace for the worn out gear
find for a whole parts or much better to buy a new vacuum
because it is more expensive to buy a new whole motor.


I hope my suggestion helps you...Thank you...Please don't forget to rate and testify if I solve your problem if you have more time...

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

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Good day!


that problem is usually causes of power failure on your machine please try to check the power source if have a loose connection..Please fix it..

Also try to check the power switch normally the power switch got a loose contact if it is defective..
try to check it and replaced it if necessary..

Thank you and good luck.

Posted on Jun 15, 2011

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