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Electrolux Vacuum keeps turning off and light looks like bag with

My electrolux epic series 6000 series keeps turning off. I replaced the bag with brand new one twice. Cleaned area hoses and inlet hose, vacuum is not plugged, just seems to turn off and light comes on shape of bag with dots in the middle. Turned off and on a couple times, still no help.

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    I have the same problem. Bag is new and it still turns off and lights the bag with a cross hatch patern. And what is the dial on the top supposed to do???

  • sloanlake Apr 01, 2009

    Began with a clog in the hose.  That is completely clear now, but when i turn on the bag, sensor light kicks in and turns off machine.  The bag and filter are new.  Even when hose is disconnected, just passing hand over hose connector will cause it to shut down.

  • btheprincess Apr 27, 2009

    I am having the same problem. I put 2 new bags in and it turns on for a second and then turns off. The light comes on that shows the bag full, but the bag is brand new. I can turn it on without the hose, but as soon as I put my hand in front of it, it turns off again. PLEASE HELP!!! Thank you!

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Shuts off immediately checked safety switch. For bag seems ok rotated dial on top and now works for awhile. Will run with hose attached. Hose is not plugged.

  • Cate Melvin
    Cate Melvin Dec 02, 2016

    I fix these machines at an Aerus franchise. It is the full bag sensor. It is actually borken. Turning the knob will allow you to fill the bag too full or not full enough but eventually even that won't help. Take it to your local Aerus franchise for replacement of the broken part(s).

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Turn the knob on the top of the vacuum all the way to the right.I had the same problem and that fixed it.

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I don't have a solution, but I have exactly the same problem.

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Electrolux Canister Vacuum Shuts Off During Use<br /> <br /> This actually cover several models of Aerus and Electrolux canister vacuums. Models covered include: 2100, Epic 6000, Epic 6500, Aerus Lux 5500, Aerus Lux 7000, and Aerus Lux Legacy. Be aware that some of these models may still be under warranty. Any disassembly of those machines will void the warranty. Use of non-genuine bags also voids the warranty. Use only Home Solutions Aerus/Electrolux bags.<br /> <br /> First, turn dial on top of vacuum counter-clockwise so the smallest dot lines up with the arrow. See if it stays on. If not, detach hose and turn vacuum on. Place palm of hand over intake. If it turns off, it's possible that the tubes connecting to the CVA are clogged and simply need cleaned. This is most often caused by using "made to fit" Electrolux bags. Dust is sucked through the bags and into the motor compartment of the machine. All interior parts get covered in dust and need to be cleaned. If this is the cause, the vacuum is best cleaned and repaired at an authorized Aerus Electrolux store. If the vacuum shuts off, or won't turn on before placing hand over the intake, it's probable the control valve assembly is bad and needs replaced.<br /> <br /> Another cause is an overheated motor due to clogged screen at back of bag well, full or clogged bag, dirty afterfilter, bad wiring/connections, clogged hose, clogged power head, or bad motor. It depends largely on the type and model of cleaner. Clogged wands are also a possibility, but unlikely.<br /> <br /> Check and clean screen at back of bag well.<br /> <br /> Replace bag. Make sure it's a genuine Electrolux bag made by Home Solutions.<br /> <br /> Check and replace afterfilter if necessary. These should be replaced after every six bags.<br /> <br /> Broken and worn wiring connections are often found in the hose ends due to abuse and normal wear and tear. You can check the continuity of the hose using a continuity tester or multi-tester. If a multi-tester, turn dial to one of the Ohm settings. Place one probe into one of the terminals on the end of the hose. This will be referred to as T1. Touch the other probe to each of the terminals/connections on the other end of the hose. These will be T3 and T4. One of them should read zero, the other should read infinity. Repeat this with the other terminal, which will be T2.<br /> <br /> Drop a marble in one end of hose and let it roll through. If it doesn't roll through, the hose is clogged and needs to be cleared. Plug hose into the exhaust port of the vacuum, place other end in the in port. Turn vacuum on. This provides a blowing and sucking action which should clear the hose.<br /> Detach hose from power nozzle (PN). Drop a marble into the wand end of PN. If it rolls through, it's clear. If not, there's probably a clog behind the brush where the intake opening is. You may be able to reach this through wand end with needle nose pliers, or either end with a knitting/crochet needle or a bent coat hanger.<br /> <br /> If none of these "fixes" provide the answer to the problem, it should be taken to the nearest Aerus Electrolux store for diagnosis. Repairs or checks involving disassembly of the vacuum should always be done by an authorized Aerus Electrolux service technician.<br /> <br /> The store nearest you can be found by following the instructions at the below listed link:<br /> <a href="http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/">http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/</a><br />

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Why does my Electrolux epic 6000 sr shut off with suction?


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If this Epic 6000 is shutting off when you either just turn it on or while vacuuming with it...it\'s one of several things...1. Change the bag if you\'ve been picking up a lot of "fine" dust such as drywall dust or carpet freshener powder. That\'s ******* them. 2. Being the machine is over 22 yrs. old, the suction control valve inside either needs to be replaced or just cleaned well. This is the usual cause of the vac shutting off especially if you\'ve tried the dial in several different settings. Hope that helps!

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What kind of bag for the epic series 3500 sr


"U" (upright) style bags, available at any Aerus Electrolux store, or from their consultants. These are the genuine bags made only by Home Solutions. Generic bags WILL decrease the lifespan of the motor.

Contact your local dealer. Free home delivery.
http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/

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I have the electrolux vacuum epic series 6000 SR and bought it used therefore I dont have a manual. I have had it for about a yr and it worked great..it looked like it should have a filter but I didnt...


1. A manual can be downloaded from:
http://www.aerusvacuums.com/support/manuals/.
The Epic 60006500 is located under "Older Models". Download the Epic 6500 manual

2. Check for clogs in the hose and the power nozzle inlet.
3. Disconnect hose. Turn on vacuum. Does it run? If so, place hand over intake? Did it shut off? If it did, the problem is a worn out or broken component inside the vacuum. Generally a result of using generic "made to fit" Electrolux bags. This is a part that needs to be replaced in an authorized Aerus (Electrolux) shop.

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I have the electrolux epic 6500 sr. when i


As hooton8 stated i have the electrolux epic 6500 sr. as well and when i attempt to vacuum i turn it on and it turns off after about 3 seconds. new bag nothing stuck in tube. I turned dial to the right all the way. Works when hose is not connected..hose is clear.

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What size/model bags do I need for my Electrolux Epic 6500 SR vacuum?


You need an Electrolux Cannister bag to fit pre 2001 Series cannisters. You can fin them at a VAC Service center or thru AERUS Electrolux. Buy only a 4 ply bag, nothing thinner.

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Are you using the proper bag? There's a kill/reset switch that needs to be pushed down by the rim of the bag before the unit will run.

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