Make sure the vacuum on/off switch is fully engaged and it is plugged into an active outlet. If the machine still does not have power, please have this inspected at a local BISSELL Authorized Service Center. To locate your nearest BISSELL Authorized Service Center, go here http://canada.bissell.com/support/product-support/service-centers. Enter your zip code to perform your search. You can also locate a Service Center by phone, 24 hours a day, by calling 1-800-263-2535 and choosing option #1.