Electrolux Central Vac - very hot where tube attaches to handle
A few weeks ago I noticed intermittant power when runnig the vac. Today the area got very hot where the handle and wand connect. I have the type of tube to clean carpeting, with the two wires that connect to the wand. Thanks! Should I send out for repair or replace?
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Re: Electrolux Central Vac - very hot where tube attaches...
Because you said you had intermittent power and the area where the wire is got very hot, there is a high probability that you have a poor electrical connection inside the handle. Left unrepaired, it could pose an electrical hazard or fire hazard to you. If you unplug it and can disassemble the arm, look for evidence of carbon or arc damage near where you felt the high temp but I would not use it as is until it is repaired or replaced,
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