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No suction when using wand on electrolux precision upright

When I go to use the wand separately I have no suction. vacuum works fine otherwise/

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There is a ball valve between the wand hose and the base hose. It can get stuck in the "base" mode, which won't then redirect suction to the wand hose. There is a spring under the cup that the open end of the hose rests in. When you release the wand from the holster with the one-touch quick release, that spring pushes the cup up and turns the ball valve to the wand setting.

  1. Unplug the vacuum.
  2. Using the one-touch quick release, remove the wand from the holster.
  3. Verify that the wand "cup" is indeed in the higher position. Do this by pushing on the bottom of the cup with your finger. It should easily depress.
  4. Remove the wand hose from the main unit using the quick disconnect feature. Put your fingers into the hole and feel to the right. You will feel the closed valve, verifying that it is stuck in "base" mode.
  5. Using a screw driver, insert the tip at the TOP of this valve and gently pry it downward. This shouldn't take much force.
  6. Reassemble the hose wand using the quick connect feature and reholster the wand.
  7. Plug in the unit and verify that the base unit has suction.
  8. Remove the wand from the holster and verify IT has suction.

Posted on Apr 06, 2015

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  • Philip Crebbin
    Philip Crebbin Aug 29, 2015

    Thankyou , this solved my problem . Now to find a way to stop that valve sticking. I am thinking graphite powder

  • Susan Janney
    Susan Janney Oct 04, 2015

    This worked for me also. Thank you!!

  • Kerri File
    Kerri File Mar 04, 2016

    Very helpful, worked exactly as you described. Thank you!

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2016

    You were right. This fix worked on the first try and I'm back to cleaning. Thank you!

  • gjohnleigh
    gjohnleigh Dec 28, 2016

    This worked! Thanks! I got stuck on #4, and I would make this change in terms to match manual:

    4. Release (by using quarter turn to the left) the hose from the "valve clean out area" (where the hose inserts beneath the wand insert [ie, beneath serial # sticker]).

    After that, I just use my fingers to open the valve.

  • Inverleith Fruci
    Inverleith Fruci Dec 30, 2016

    I have model EE8802, opened up the valve and there is nothing to turn. Seems like it is one solid piece. Help!

  • Stout 8 Feb 21, 2017

    This worked for me, I used a good amount of amsoil silicone spray an worked the valve by hand for a bit , it has been working fine since then!

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The answer that Homschool Mama posted worked for me. Mine has been sticking but usually I could press down where the wand normally rests. But I couldn't get that to work this time. If anyone has any suggestions to prevent it from sticking please post.

Posted on Oct 04, 2015

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SOURCE: NO SUCTION

If you have no suction, there are only a couple of things that could cause it. As you have checked for blockage, and changed your filters, you may have a vacuum motor with bad bearings, or broken fan blades (inside/on the vacuum motor). Either symptom points towards a vacuum motor being bad and needing replaced.

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