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Miele s314 red star-motor stopped working-on/off switch broken?

\015 My 9 year old miele s314 red star has functioned flawlessly the entire time. the last time i used it, i believe that i accidentally kicked either the side of the main unit or the edge of the on/off switch itself. when i did that, the main motor immediately stopped. since then, the on/off switch does nothing.this vacuum has been used about once every 4 or 6 weeks for 9 years, so in no way is it overused.since past the 5 year warranty mark, i don't want to pay to fix. questions: what should i expect to pay for a diagnosis from an authorized repair facility? also, does anyone know if there is a way i could pop off the rectangular plastic piece that covers the on/off switch, to see if it is jammed or something? thanks!\015

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Most likely the problem is with the cord winder. This is the most common problem with Mieles. It is actually the most common problem with any vacuum with a cord winder. A Miele repair center should not change you to look at the vacuum and tell you what is wrong with it. The Red Star was a great model and if the powerhead is still in goood condition I would get the vacuum repaired. If it is the cordwinder they can usually be repaired and it should cost about $75.00. If you need a new cord winder this will cost about $150.00. The top piece can be pryed off, however if it feels like it is switching than it is not jammed.
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