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Hi my vax rapide carpet washer as ust stopped working

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Hi my vax rapide carpet washer as ust stopped working
I am Tech Michael and I will be assisting you today.
Please be patient with us as these are technical questions and some testing may be required.
It may take a bit of back and forth conversation to be sure we have all the information in order to make a proper diagnosis.
May I have the full model #?
Also how old is the unit?
And please describe the exact issue you are having so I can help you better.

Thank you
Tech Michael

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Michael thanks for helping the model number is XXXXX I think the vax is around 5yrs old. I was using it his morning to suck up some spilt ater and then it just stopped working. have change the fuse but still no luck

Thank you Tracie, are there any signs of life and to be sure, did it fail while it was on and being used?
Thank you
Tech Michael
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No! no sign of life at all and yes it just stopped.

Thanks again for that information. This could be one of a few things but usually it will be the thermal fuse inside that has failed. Its a cheap part and easy to replace but you would need to order that and take the unit apart for this repair.
Also a multimeter would be very helpful for this.
I will help you with this if you want to make the repair, but if your not too handy a vacuum repair shop can easily fix this for you for not too much.
I will stick with you Tracie no matter what you choose to do since this may take some time, if you will rate my service in a positive fashion thus far before you close this page, the system will allow me to schedule free follow ups with you and also ensure your question will NOT close or time out;-)
You will then be able to contact me at anytime at no additional cost until we have this fixed for you.

Thank you Tracie.
Tech Michael

Michael and other Appliance Specialists are ready to help you
Hi Tracie, please don't forget to rate my service no so I can set up the free follow ups.
Have a great day!
Tech Michael
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

can I ask where will i find this thermal fuse is it the ones conected to the on off button

Hi Tracie,

Please try Espares first. let me know if they have your parts or you need additional sources.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yeh hi again looks like this part is no longer available, so I think its maybe for the bin?

Hi Tracie, I know now a days the suppliers don't keep parts very long, but I will continue to search for you and will let you know if I can locate that for you.
I feel for you I really do.
Have a great day anyway Tracie.
Tech Michael
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok thank you

Your very welcome Tracie.