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Starting problems the power switch flashes and the red light stays on and will not start
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... Hoover Vacuums
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It starts very briefly and then the red light flashes. It stops as if there's a problem. It is all clean and fully charged. WE were wondering whether it wasn't charging properly, just an idea. We don't know.
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It's REALLY easy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiHwY-lncc0 ... Vacuums
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... Euro-Pro S3325 Handheld Steam Vacuum
My Sebo automatic X1 has stopped working Every time I attempt to switch it on the only thing that happens is the bag and roller warning lights flash briefly. This suggests the power is ok but the Sebo doesn't start. Any suggestions?
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