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The indicator lights are not working

When I turn on my inteliclean button it does not move up to the green level no matter what. I have it raised up and it still has a red light and it should be green. The vacuum is sucking up dirt and cleaning but the lights are not working and the vacuum is not changing the level of suction so the motor is always running at high speed.

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  • phillyk48 Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. My lights never go to green and the motor keeps running at high speed. I can turn it off and on, and it still does it.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Same problems here ..

  • Deniselynn68 Feb 02, 2009

    Same problem here.  When I got the vacuum the dirt indicator lights worked fine but last week they stopped working.  There is nothing wrong with the suction and it picks up dirt but I like having the dirt indicator light to tell me when I am picking up dirt and when it is finished picking it up.  I have two dogs and it is hard to see their fur in our dark coloured carpet.  This is one of the reasons why I got this vacuum. 


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The dirt sensor is just inside where the bag attaches. It shines a beam of invisible light across the bag discharge tube. It will always show dirty if dust gets caked on it. Try wiping the area clean. This fix did not work for me. Remove the 3 screws that hold the hose assembly to the back of the vacuum, check to see if there is a piece of hair snagged on the end of the hose. This was the case for me. When running, the hair would wave back and forth by the sensor and set it off.

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Wow! This worked like a charm. Thanks for the info

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