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Electrolux Model E switch wiring diagram

I can't figure out how to correctly wire the ON/OFF switch with three black wires and one red wire. Can anyone help?My problem is similar - the switch on a Model E.  Only on mine the black and red wires that need to be together are also separated. So I need instructions on where to attach: - The two black wires that go to the motor and/or field coils - The red and black wires that go to the base of what I think is a capacitor? I think I have the same two pole switch and a two wire power cord. Look forward to hearing from you.  My wife wants the living room vacuumed. Thanks.

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  • Mayk Feb 02, 2009

    That's half an answer for me.  So where does the white side of the power cord go.  Anyway, please look at my full question and let me know where each of  the wires go - and which red and black wires are tied together separate from the switch.
    Thanks.

  • Mayk Feb 04, 2009

    The answer I got was only partial.
    Note my original question.
    All the wires are disconnected and I need to know where they all go.
    There are a red and a black from the capacitor and two black ones from the motor.
    So how do all four attach to the switch and the power cord?
    I understand that one black and the red attach to each other without going to the switch?
    Please get back to me soon as I need to get the vacuuming done.
    Thanks.
    Mike Miller

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    I'm going to try again. This is in regards to wiring the switch on an Electrolux Model E vacuum cleaner.
    The first answer I got to my question was only partial.
    All the wires are disconnected and I need to know where they all go.
    There are red and a black wires (one of each color) from the capacitor and two black ones from the motor.
    So how do all four attach to the switch and the power cord?
    I understand that one black and the red attach to each other without going to the switch?
    Please get back to me soon as I need to get the vacuuming done.
    Thanks.
    Mike Miller

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    I just got an answer from "Rockfixya" that was worthless.
    Again, my question:
    I've posted this question a number of times now. I got one very partial answer that only addressed a couple of the wires.
    I need to know where all the wires go on a switch for a Model E (1954, I think) Electrolux vacuum cleaner.
    There are four wires from the vacuum, as follows;
    - Two black ones that go to the motor, and;
    - Red and a black ones (one each) that go to what I think is a capacitor.
    I need to know where all of these wires, all of them, attach to the switch or to each other.
    I understand that the red one and one of the black ones attach to each other without going to the switch?
    The power cord is two wire.
    Please help.
    Mike Miller (Mayk)

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    The answers I'm getting reflect people not reading the whole question.
    I need to know where all the wires go - not just this one or that one.
    So again:
    All the wires are disconnected and I need to know where they all go. That means all of them
    There are a red and a black from the capacitor and two black ones from the motor.
    So how do all four attach to the switch and the power cord?
    I understand that one black and the red attach to each other without going to the switch?
    Thanks.
    Mike Miller

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    OK, we're getting closer, but the teepee image doesn't quite do it.
    But for starters, let's be sure I'm accurate when saying there is a capacitor in there. It's a round unit 2" long and 3/4" thick and clipped to the frame of the motor. It has a red and a blue-black wire coming out of the bottom and a yellow ground wire out of the top that goes to the motor frame.
    Then there are the two black wires that come out of the field coil of the motor.
    And finally there is the two pole switch.
    So, I need to know (fill in the blanks):
    1. Black wire #1 from the field coil goes to _____
    2. Black wire #2 from the field coil goes to _____
    3. Red wire from the capacitor (if that's what it is) goes to ____
    4 Blue-black wire from capacitor goes to ____
    If I can get all the answers to the above we're home free.
    Thanks.
    Mike Miller
    PS: I assume anyone looking at this has access to my previous posts trying to describe the same problem.

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    OK, now I only have the wire wire from the power cord and a black one from the field coil left over.
    Please people, read the whole question.
    Thanks.
    Mike Miller

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    Get serious and go back to the question.
    Mike

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    Better, but still a partial answer.
    With this answer I still have the white side of the power cord and the blue-gray wire from the capacitor? left over.
    So let's try this excercise again. Just fill in the blanks.
    I need to know (fill in the blanks):
    1. Black wire #1 from the field coil goes to _____
    2. Black wire #2 from the field coil goes to _____
    3. Red wire from the capacitor (if that's what it is) goes to ____
    4 Blue-black wire from capacitor goes to ____
    5. The white power cord wire goes to ____
    6. Black power cord wire goes to _____
    Thanks.
    Mike Miller

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    You know, if someone would just read the whole question and answer each piece of it we'd be home free. But that hasn't happened yet.
    So here we go again.
    With the last answer I still have the white side of the power cord and the blue-gray wire from the capacitor left over.
    So let's try this excercise again. Just fill in the blanks.
    I need to know (fill in the blanks):
    1. Black wire #1 from the field coil goes to _____
    2. Black wire #2 from the field coil goes to _____
    3. Red wire from the capacitor (if that's what it is) goes to ____
    4 Blue-black wire from capacitor goes to ____
    5. The white power cord wire goes to ____
    6. Black power cord wire goes to _____
    Thanks.
    Mike Miller

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    On the thing I've been calling a capacitor are the following:
    940-18
    Aerovox
    P84K1691
    528
    On one arm of the motor is:
    650011
    And the patent numbers are:
    19444291
    2211008
    2307827
    I can't guarantee all the numbers as they are cast into the frames.
    And yes, the motor does have brushes.
    Thanks.
    Mike

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    Let's try it one more time, but maybe I should go on live chat.
    But if someone would just answer the questions in the order in which I've presented them, I don't understand the problem.

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    Let's try it one more time, but maybe I should go on live chat.
    But if someone would just answer the questions in the order in which I've presented them, I don't understand the problem.

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    This is a 58 year old unit so the "authorized" folks don't know it or aren't interested. But it runs great when wired right and it would seem the switch wiring would be kind of generic?
    Any more opinions?

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    You're not reading the question. So where do the other wires go...

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

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    OK, are you able to open these. If not give me an email address and I'll send them to it

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    Two terminals on the switch.
    I sent a picture of the motor and wires to Fixya support.

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    None of this looks like mine. Remember this unit was made in 1954.

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    Darn, I thought we had it.
    Problem is, my capacitor, the tubular thing in the middle has a ground wire coming out of the top and two wires out of the bottom, the red and the blue-gray. This one looks like it has more.
    And it came through blurry. Is that the power source at the top, the motor on the left and the switch at the bottom.
    Sorry to be difficult, but I still don't have enough to go with.
    Thanks.

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    Would they know more than the folks here. And "by call" do you mean calling or paying the $19.95 or whatever to get their opinions too?
    Please advise.

  • Mayk Feb 05, 2009

    Wow, that should do it. I'll try and get back to you.
    Thanks.

  • Mayk Feb 06, 2009

    The diagram by Guru? disappeared from my posts. Can you put it back up please. I think it's the end solution.
    Thanks.
    Mike Miller

  • Mayk Feb 06, 2009

    Please repost the diagram from Guru I believe - the hand drawn one that is probably right on.
    Thanks.

  • Mayk Feb 06, 2009

    That last one was just plain silly, unless Chetangupta has a manual for a 54 year old machine.
    Rocketman had the answer. He knew what to do and even drew a diagram of how the wiring should be.
    But most of the other answers I got were just people throwing things at the wall and hoping they would stick. I think I'll go directly to the chat service the next time.

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Hi,
You may need to trace where the supply comes from, but essentially, you need one black wire from the motor and one from the capacitor to go to ground.
The other capacitor lead needs to attatch to the other motor wire as I think this is a supressor capacitor - not a run capacitor.
The other lead is probably either live or switched live. (You need to test this with a meter) - and should go to the other side of the switch - or the centre if it is a 2 pole switch.

Just connect the capacitor across the motor - one side to Negative/ - not the switch - and the live line needs to go to the switch - and from there to the motor/capacitor leads.

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Hi there
The black wire coming from the power cord connects to one side of the switch and the other black and the red wire go to the other side of the switch. If it turns on with the switch in the off position reverse the sides.

Good luck.

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Refer manual you will get the details.

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The reply by rocketman seems to be the accurate one.If you are unable to fix this,
let me know ....


Thnx.

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This is from the original 1954 electrolux patent wiring diagram

Electrolux Model E switch wiring diagram - 786df56.jpg

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  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 05, 2009

    If you need to see a bigger image,Go here

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    Randy Hough Feb 05, 2009

    Hope this helps

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    Randy Hough Feb 05, 2009

    1. Black wire #1 from the field coil goes to Black on power cord
    2. Black wire #2 from the field coil goes to Red on capacitor
    3. Red wire from the capacitor (if that's what it is) goes to Black #2 on Field coil
    4 Blue-black wire from capacitor goes to Switch
    5. The white power cord wire goes to Switch
    6. Black power cord wire goes to Black wire #1


    Note:The Red and Blue/Black can be switch around

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 05, 2009

    The ground on the capacitor should be mounted to the motor case

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 06, 2009

    Here you go

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 06, 2009

    Thank you for the kind words.



    Glad I could help,and sorry for the quality of the drawing (It's not easy drawing in MS paint)

    If you need anything else,just ask,and Please rate this a Fixya when you get a chance.

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Hi, The capacitor has to be connected in parallel to the motor. i.e, first terminal of the capacitor should be connected to first terminal of the motor. Similarly second terminals should be connected. Now you are left with two wires which has to be powered.
Can you tell us how many terminals does this switch have?
Thanks,

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Coming out of the Electrolux motor there is one red wire and three black wires. One of the black wires and the red wire are connected together in a eye connector and connected to one side of the switch.
The black wire coming from the power cord connects to one side of the switch and the other black and the red wire go to the other side of the switch. If it turns on with the switch in the off position reverse the sides.

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One of the black wires and the red wire are connected together in a eye connector and connected to one side of the old switch The black wire coming from the power cord connects to one side of the switch and the other black and the red wire go to the other side of the switch. If it turns on with the switch in the off position reverse the sides.
Either of the 2 wire can go  to either "motor" circuit board connection . the green wire is ground if have.

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You could just start connecting wires till it works again :D

Im only half kidding, you really should try connecting them randomly. It wont blow up or anything, once you get one thing working the rest will just fall into place.

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    Best solution would be, if you have a web cam, going into a live chat so these guys can see what it is and talk you through it. Right now they are just shooting in the dark and repeating themselves.


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Hi..the black wire coming from the power
cord should be connected to the one end
of the switch.other black and the red wire
should be connected to the other end of the
switch.
try it out..
thank u..

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, I am tempted to think that 1 wire is missing from the motor, that is if a starting capacitor is present. Basic wiring for a start capacitor assisted motor would be shown below.
Electrolux Model E switch wiring diagram - 9c32f34.jpg
If it would be confirmed that the motor has only 2 wires, perhaps you could post a digital image of the "capacitor" and the motor.

Pls post back. Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Feb 05, 2009

    If a photo is not possible, at least post the value of the capacitor something like 22uF or 22MF.


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Welcome to Fixya! The black wire coming from the power cord connects to one side of the switch and the other black and the red wire go to the other side of the switch. If it turns on with the switch in the off position reverse the sides. Good luck. If you need anymore help just ask. Please rate me so I know if I helped. Thanks.

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OK, draw this out and you can see the circuit (assuming that is a capacitor that the red and black wires come from) -

Draw an indian tee-pee on a piece of paper. The floor of the tee-pee is the capacitor. The left hand side of the tee-pee is the start winding, and the right hand side is the run winding.

There would be a black wire coming off the top peak of the tee-pee and would go to one pole of the switch.
There would be a black wire connected to the right bottom of the tee-pee and got to the other pole of the switch.
There would be another black wire connected to this poin, and go to the capacitor.
And the red wire would go from the left hand bottom conection and go to the capacitor.

The power cord black and white, would go to the other side of the switch so when the switch was closed, a white would feed one of the blacks above, and the black would feed the other black above, both through the switch.

What I don't know here is if for certain a capacitor is used. Normally vacuum motors are 2 pole brush motors as this is the only way they can get higher than 3600RPM (for 60Hz, 3000RPM for 50 Hz).

Reply back if you see anything differently.

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  • Mark Egan Feb 05, 2009

    OK, my bad on not having enough wires on the motor to hook the capacitor. And I failed to get one crucial piece of information (although I alluded to it in the last line my posting) -

    Does the motor have brushes? If so, the black thing with 2 wires on it is very likely not a capacitor, and you will need to dig it out and see if there are any markings on it. It could be any number of things, and you should be able to measure resistance to maybe gleam some light on what it is, if there are no markings.
    If it's a switch of some kind, it will have 0 ohms of resistance (as opposed to infinite).
    If it's a capacitor, then apply the ohm meter on the Rx10 scale and take a reading. Then, reverse the leads while watching the meter and see if you get a bounce, and slow decrease.
    It could be a rectifier for 1/2 wave rectification, but I doubt it.

    Tell me what your seeing as I have not had any luck identifying your vacuum. If there any make/model identification numbers on the motor, please reply.


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    John Tripp Feb 05, 2009

    I believe everyone really wanted to give you an answer as soon as FixYa received your request for help. As with anything electrical or mechanical everyone involved has a responsibility to suggest a factory authorized person involved in your repair. Even the slightest mistake in an answer from myself or anyone involved posted here can harm everyone involved. FixYa gives answers to people around the world were voltage and codes are different. Manufactures give different names for the same product and different parts for the same models are supplied. Sometimes it is just better to give the company a call or go to their website to get the facts. Hope you find your answer soon, and best of luck. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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    We all know more each day as you and FixYa experts continue to post clues to the solve the wiring problem. It will cost no fee and everyone is happy and willing to help. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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The black wire coming from the power cord connects to one side of the switch and the other black and the red wire go to the other side of the switch. If it turns on with the switch in the off position reverse the sides.

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The black wire is go in one side of plug and another gose in other side of plug.
Note: if you see any green wire.... means the wire is for graund(earth)
Thanks

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You can find wiring information here.


I quote: "The black wire coming from the power cord connects to one side of the switch and the other black and the red wire go to the other side of the switch. If it turns on with the switch in the off position reverse the sides. Good luck. If you need anymore help just ask. Please rate me so I know if I helped. Thanks."

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    Ginko Feb 07, 2009

    RE:
    The wiring diagrams and information had been already published several times, let us know how it goes.


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Black wire coming from the power cord then connects to one side of the switch
Other black and the red wire go to the other side of the switch.

let me know

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Have u called tech support for the issue?

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6. Reattach the pullchain to the switch housing and replace the finial. Replace the switch housing cap with the two or three screws.

Additional Notes:

I. Fan lights where the pullchain is simply on/off use a two wire pullchain. This pullchain is a very standard on/off switch and it is simply connected to the two wires to which the old pullchain was connected. The wires can be reversed and it will still work. Lights where you can select one bulb, the other bulb, or both use the pullchain mentioned with that example above.

II. Some fans do not use the pullchain to control speeds, but instead have a dial or other control on the fan for speed selection. The pullchain is used to turn the fan off and on, and in some cases also to reverse the fan, select between the high speed and the various low speeds derived from the speed control, or also control the light. In these various examples:

- When the pullchain only switches the fan on and off, it most likely has only two wires and is equivalent to the light kit pullchain mentioned above. It is a basic on/off switch

- When the pullchain reverses the fan or switches the speed control in and out of the circuit, it is most likely the three wire two speed pullchain mentioned above. It is a L-1-2 switch. There are some exceptions such as certain model Fasco fans.

- When the pullchain controls both the fan and light, it is the three wire three speed pullchain mentioned above. It is a L-1-2-1+2 switch.

III. If for whatever reason you do not know which wires connect to which locations on the pullchain, you may yet have some options. For starters, black is almost always L. Some other common color combinations:

For many four wire pullchains:

L - Black, 1 - Grey, 2 - Brown, 3 - Purple
L - Orange, 1 - Black, 2 - Yellow, 3 - Purple
L - Black, 1 - Grey, 2 - Brown, 3 - Green
L - Grey, 1 - Yellow, 2 - Purple, 3 - Black
L - White, 1- Black, 2 - Blue, 3 - Yellow


For many three wire pullchains:

L - Black, 1 - Blue, 2 - Red

May 02, 2011 | Vacuums

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My electrolux Epic 6500 power nozzle Model N109J will not work. It had an intermittent short which I thought I fixed (some of the insulation on the wires were pinched). I fixed the wires and it worked...


The switch is definitely a possibility, but other problems can also cause this.
Bad switch, needs replaced.
Broken wiring in power nozzle, wands, hose, or canister.
Bad PN motor.

I strongly recommend taking it to the nearest authorized Aerus Electrolux store for a diagnosis (should be free). Allowing them to do any repairs necessary is recommended, as well. This will ensure it's done correctly.

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Feb 23, 2011 | Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum

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Electrolux Epic 2500 suction stopped


It could be the switch or could be the suction motor. Also, there is a thermostat on the motor that will shut it off if you don't have the air flowing to keep it cool. If that is the case, the motor will re-start after it cools down.
If the motor dosen't start, the cheepest way to start is to buy a new switch and install yourself. Just make sure where the wires go. The single terminal is to the front and the two terminals to the rear. The black wire goes to the front single terminal, the red wire goes to the far back terminal and the blue wire goes to the front back terminal. The suction motor should come on first and then the power nozzel. If not in that sequence,reverse the blue and red wires.
If that fails, take it to the Aerus/Electrolux shop.

Sep 01, 2009 | Electrolux Vacuums

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I need a diagram of the trigger wiring in my bissell proheat 8930


Hi,

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Electrolux Model E switch wiring diagram


The black wire coming from the power cord connects to one side of the switch and the other black and the red wire go to the other side of the switch. If it turns on with the switch in the off position reverse the sides. Good luck. If you need anymore help just ask. Please rate me so I know if I helped. Thanks.

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Electrolux canister vacuum


The easiest solution would be to call your local Aerus/ Electrolux representative, because the corporation doesnt publish diagrams.

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