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Vacum keeps turning off with warning lights

My vacum keeps turning off, the top warning lights come on. The bag with the dots in it and the cord light. I checked the bag which was not close to full. I changed the filter on top, which was not very dirty. When I turn the machine off it restarts then shuts down after about one or two minutes. I'm afaid to burn up the motor. Please advise.

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  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    If I remove the hose from the body, it runs fine. As soon as I partially cover the air hole, it shots down and the warning light comes on, When the hose is attached, it shuts down within 1 second. The hose is not blocked.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    same problem- same trouble light comes on and vacuum turns off.

    How do i change the control valve.

  • jenny_jenny Feb 07, 2009

    The same thing happened to my Electrolux Epic 6500 tonight. If it's the control valve causing it to keep shutting off, how do I change the control valve?

  • jenny_jenny Feb 07, 2009

    What does it cost to change the control valve?

  • sunsetalert Mar 14, 2009

    vacuum motor runs fine until hose is connected or hand placed in front of opening on canister. Then it shuts off with bag light on, but bag is new. If it's control valve problem, is that something that can be fixed at home or must be serviced at dealer??

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Actually the problem is that you need to change your control valve. The motor has an internal thermostat on it already so the chances of you burning the motor out are very slim. By changing the control valve, you will solve your problem. Very simple and quick fix.

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It sounds like your vacuum motor is over heating to the point that the safety feature is engaging so not cause further damage. Take it into a shop to see what is causing it to shut off. You could also try taking it apart and checking for a hiding clog!

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Same thing on my epic series 6500SR....I just took off the "hood" and disconnected the little tube that connects to the control valve...problem solved..
in the future I'll have to check the bag manually, I think I can live with that


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Just take it to a vacuum shop they can disconnect the bad controll valve and you will be back in business.

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