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Electrolux Central Vac Hose Clogged

Our hose is clogged with a paper towel just behind the handle. I can get it out so I wonder if it's possible to remove the handle? I pulled out the lock pin but don't know how to remove the handle from the hose.

Thanks for any help.

John

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John,

There are several handle types. The pump style has about 8 phillips screws that hold the handle together. Make sure it is not connected to the wall as some have 120V cords or direct connect pins to supply power to a motor driven brush.

The two halves will separate and if it has slip rings the tube will lift up out with the hose.

If this is a low voltage hose, there are three tabs at the base of the handle you press in and pry out the end piece. You will need to remove the switch contacts before the hose will pull out. Remove the phillips screw that holds the switch trim in place and lift out. This will allow the cover to be removed to lift the contacts off the slip rings and the hose will drop out.

Hope this helps!

VR

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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