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Electrolux Twin Clean Has Lost Suction - How to Maintain it.

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The Electrolux Twin Clean vacuum is an excellent vacuum cleaner for home. Like most things though if you don't look after it properly it won't perform at it's best. I am often asked as a technition for www.nelsonvacuums.com.au and http://vacuumspot.com.au how to properly look after this machine. Its a really simple machine to look after and if you follow these simple steps it will last for years and years

Lift up your clear lid, they come in a variety of colours so don't worry that mine is blue and yours green (or red).
Check in the hole where you put the hose for any junk and remove it.
Also lift up the filter assembly by the knob in the centre and check the cavity where the fitler was.
This is a pretty common spot for stuff to start building up.

Directly inbetween the round filter cavities is a little trap door.
This is there so you can check for blockages, trouble is most retail stores don't tell you about it and some don't even know it's there.

A small build up like this can restrict suction and cause a big blockage in only a couple of vacuums.

The next step is really easy just put your filters back in the machine. The ones in the picture are really new so don't worry if yours are a bit dirty we'll use the machines self clean function next.

This is the part that most people misunderstand.
With the machine still TURNED OFF rotate the dial in a clockwise direction. You will feel it "clicking" as it goes around, after a few clicks the machine will turn itself on. At this point it is directing its suction straight on to the filter on the left, continue to turn the dial (slowly for best results) untill the machine turns itself off again. Now lift up the filter and swap them around - as in put the one that was in the left hole over to the right.
Do the same procedure again.

Now your fitlers should be clean, pull them up and have a look. If they are not clean just do it over again. If it has been a while since you remembered or the dirt is really stuck in there you might have to buy a new set. VacuumSpot.com.au or NelsonVacuums.com.au can help you here.

Pick your machine up and turn it around so you are directly behind it.
Push in the lock button and lift the handle as if you were going to empty out the bin.

With the bin removed you should be able to see the lift tabs I marked on the picture. Just gently but firmly pull those towards you. They will unclip and allow the door to lay down nearly flat.

Have a look at the picture and compare it to yours.
If there is a split like this there is no point cleaning it, you will have to throw it out and replace it.

Ok so now you need to give your filter a clean. For this to work well you really have to do it once a month.
The best method is to vacuum it with another machine or gently blow it out with an air compressor.
If thats not an option just turn it over and tap it out on a piece of newspaper.
The manufacturers say you can wash the filter but in my experience this has limited value - if you want to theres no harm providing it is bone dry before you use it.
If the filter is as bad as the one in the picture just throw it away and get a new one. This is past it's use by date.
You can get a new one easily from www.nelsonvacuums.com.au or http://vacuumspot.com.au .
Now simply reassemble and Tah Dah your done!
You should have full suction now, and because there are no issues your machine will run cooler and last longer too.
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Hello, I have an electrolux tweanclean EL7055A vacuum canister, and can't switch it on anymore. The cleaning system is working well (so the power is ok) but the command which is not directly in the canister seems not working. What I can do to test if the problem is here ?

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Posted by genestep on May 31, 2008
Hello, I have an Electrolux Twin Clean EL7055A vacuum canister, and can't switch it on anymore. The cleaning system is working well (so the power is ok) but the command which is not directly in the canister seems not working. What I can do to test if the problem is here? XThis Problem has been added to the Share Your Expertise Page under "My Work Queue". OK
1 Other User Has the Same Problem Comment by fayreid, posted on May 31, 2008 I have an Electrolux 6000 series that will not stay on, if you hold switch located inside canister down it stays on but once closed it will not. Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The problem you are describing sounds to me like you have a electrical hose problem where the wires on the inside of the electrical are bad and not creating a solid signal for the power. Or you may have a bad switch and both can be repaired but the electrical hose would be the more expensive of the two (2). You can check with your local vac dealer or contact the Electrolux website or factory phone # for further assistance. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

http://electrolux.com/ Customer Service 1-800-896-9756
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