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I have a Electrolux cannister Type Epic 6500 SR vacuum cleaner. The motor is making a whining noise on shutdown. What is the trick to opening it to get to the motor? THANKS, John

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  • maajda Feb 09, 2009

    My question is, How do you do that?

  • maajda Feb 09, 2009

    My question is How do I dissemble the casing

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Hi there,

the best thing you can do, is to disassemble the casing of the unit,

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    micromaster Feb 09, 2009

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    see this illustration


  • micromaster
    micromaster Feb 09, 2009

    you better check it and clean the vac.

  • micromaster
    micromaster Feb 09, 2009

    Always be sure that your machine is unplugged from the electrical outlet before servicing.




    1. Remove the hose from the front cover and pull the electric cord out 2 or 3 feet.

    2. Remove the paper bag. Place the vacuum upside down on a work bench with some kind of pad underneath.

    3. Open the bag door and pull the end of the soft pastic rail cover out slightly (on both sides) to expose the rigid plastic side rails underneath.

    4. If you look directly at the side rails from the front you will see that the ‘T’ shaped part of each rail slides into a channel that locks the top and bottom halves of the machine together.

    5. The rails have notches or barbs on the last half inch or so which keep the rails from sliding out.

    6. You will need to get these notches away from the channel by sliding a narrow flat blade screw driver in between the top of the ‘T’ and the channel.

    7. Just tap it in and leave it there while you pull the rails out with a pair of needle nose pliers. Next, take a look at the bag door hinges.

    8. They have a square hole in the center through which a small tab from the bag compartment pokes through.

    9. Take a larger flat blade screwdriver and carefully pry the edge of the hinge away from the tab. This will release the bottom section (which is really on top now of course).

    10. If you remembered to pull out the two or three feet of cord before you started then you should now have enough slack so that you can lay the bottom section aside.
    NOTE:
    If you plan to do any electrical work be sure to mark the locations of the wire connections. Electrolux Service Centers are the only source of wiring diagrams and they don’t like to share.





  • micromaster
    micromaster Feb 09, 2009

    PROCEDURE #2



    1. Around the side of the vacuum housing is a rubber strip.

    2. CAREFULLY
      remove this rubber strip and you will find the screws under it.

    3. Remove
      these screws and the entire top should come up.

    4. This rubber strip tears
      easily so be careful.

    5. Its also a bear to get put back in properly

  • micromaster
    micromaster Feb 09, 2009

    FOR ANY FURTHER ASSISTANCE, JUST LET ME KNOW.

    remember always put a mark, when you are removing parts. esp. the wrings.

    Good luck


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