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How to take apart the switch and rocker arm assembly on my electrolux canister

The switch is not engaging and I have the canister open. Rocker arm, spring and tubing fell out. Which parts do I need and how to reassemble?

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  • Julie kis May 09, 2013

    Let me be more specific. I see that the rocker arm is broken. This is an old Electrolux LE, over 20 years. The pieces of it and a spring fell out when I removed the switch assembly. I have ordered a new rocker arm but am not sure how to reassembly everything when I get it. Wish there was a drawing.

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WOW !!! Finally You are dead on, absolutely 100%.... good work!!!.

Get only a genuine new switch button with spring from an AERUS Electrolux dealer and reinstall.
Then carefully reassemble the entire body and wiring harness.
Congratulations getting there.... you rate as an honorary technical genius in my book,...Your wife should be bragging about you to her friends. I am genuinely impressed and I`ve been fixing these since 1990. I bow in your presence.
PS while youre in there, check the rocker for evidence of fatigue, it is the more common issue

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As you're looking at the switch side, the short end of the spring clips over the right end of the rocker. The long end clips into the rectangular hole at the other end of the switch housing.. The rubber piece will point to the rear.

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This is something that can be very difficult to explain, much less perform without prior knowledge of this particular model.
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I think it's the on/off switch since it doesn't feel right. But I would like to diagnose it before I bring it in for repairs. Can I replace a control switch myself? I can take apart anything!


It sounds like the Rocker Assembly has cracked inside your switch. When they break it's usually in the "Off" position.

So this is how you take it apart:

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Now stand the vacuum up and peel back the bumper guards on the left and right side of the vacuum. Peel them back roughly 6 inches and pull straight up on the bumpers. This should release the side of the machine.

When doing the other side be careful in doing so because once you release that last bumper, your vacuum will be ready to disassemble.

When you remove the bumpers place your vacuum wheels up. Pull the cord out roughly 3 ft, just for slack. Now you should be able to release the bottom of your vacuum.

When you lift off the bottom of your vacuum (wheel side) the front cover and the bag compartment will come with it. Just be careful. There will be about 4 wires. Just unclip the wires from the bag compartment. That way you can place the front of the vacuum at the back of the machine to give you more room to work with.

When removing the bag compartment, there will be a clear hose that plugs into the lower corner of the compartment. That will just slide off, but be sure when you reassemble that you connect that clear hose back on your vacuum will show a full bag indicator.

Now once you have the front cover and bag compartment out you should see the underside of your switch. There will be 2 to 4 screws. Remove them and the cover will release your switch from the underside.

When your switch comes out you will have to push the retaining clip on the top of the switch to remove the cover. Once you do that you will see 2 slider switches with a broken rocker in between them. There will be a small spring attached to this rocker so pay attention on how it goes back on the rocker.

Go to your local Aerus Electrolux with your rocker and tell them you want a replacement rocker. It should be under $10.00 and once you do that, just reverse these steps.

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As you're looking at the switch side, the short end of the spring clips over the right end of the rocker. The long end clips into the rectangular hole at the other end of the switch housing.. The rubber piece will point to the rear.

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There are a set of body keys under the bumpers on this vac which slide forward to the front door with a set of pliers. They are locking one way so reinstall same direction . Examine the front hinge are before opening the vac. Once removed the panels will open like a **** shell from back to front. You will need to be careful realign all pieces in their tracks.
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WOW !!! Finally You are dead on, absolutely 100%.... good work!!!.

Get only a genuine new switch button with spring from an AERUS Electrolux dealer and reinstall.
Then carefully reassemble the entire body and wiring harness.
Congratulations getting there.... you rate as an honorary technical genius in my book,...Your wife should be bragging about you to her friends. I am genuinely impressed and I`ve been fixing these since 1990. I bow in your presence.
PS while youre in there, check the rocker for evidence of fatigue, it is the more common issue

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If you push the switch down and there is no audible "click" you Likely need the rocker itself, especially if you tip the vac upside down and shake it and hear a piece rattling inside or find a broken narrow plastic finger about 1/2" inch long when opened.
However if it clicks and works every 3-5 times,the rocker is fine and you will need the spring mechanism and switch button which you can see form outside.
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If anything is misaligned in this body you will fight to reassemble. Don't fight it , back up and look at your work. When and ONLY when it is perfect it will realign and click together like a lego set and the keys will slide in perfectly
You can and should test the vac before reassembling the whole body, simpley slide your hand under neath and activate the switch, with a bag inside the vac.
See now, wasn't that EASY???????
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