Having problems with your Craftsman 17026 Wet/Dry Vacuum ?

Power I bought my Vac about a year ago for a home project, used it about an hour total, and when i went to use it today, it started to turn on, and then shut off.  I thought i tripped a breaker, but that was not the problem.  Very confused. George


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I had a similar problem with a Shop Vac. The solution was to disassemble the power switch and polish the metal electrical contacts to remove any oxidation caused from humidity. Tedious and time consuming but effective.
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