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Start then slowly winds down until the motor stops


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Start then slowly winds down until the motor stops


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The brush motor starts and stops during use


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The motor in the power head ran at a higher pitch for a for 8 to 10 seconds then stopped. If I push the reset button the powerhead may or may not start or it may start and run for a few seconds. The brush is not caught.


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I have a Kirby G7 and it will run on the low speed setting. When i switch to the high speed it starts to spark and smoke near the back of the motor near the windings. Do i have a motor going bad or is there a simpler fix.


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Wind Tunnel vacuum motor won't turn on


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Wind tunnel hepa filter it stopped during my vacumning. It was plugged so I cleaned the plug but it won't start again. the outlet has power??


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