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There appears to be no power coming to the hose at the connection to the canister. I put a volt meter tester's probes on the two points just inside the hose connect opening and got no reading while the machine was on and operating. Should I get a volt reading when doing this?

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You should be getting full voltage reading. The points deliver the voltage to the wires in the hose which transfers the power to the power nozzle. It is most likely a fault inside the machine itself.

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If the wires power a motor then it shouldn't actually matter as the motor is AC which has no polarity.

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Possibly the bag sensor is bad.

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SOURCE: Electrolux model 2100 shuts off with slightest suction blockage

This is exactly the symptom you would expect from a defective bag control valve. The actual control valve sits under the dial on top of the vac and often cracks internally. It can be replaced in about 15 minutes by a good tech with genuine parts from AERUS Elctrolux dealer or repair center.
You can open the vac front to rear like a **** shell by sliding the bumpers out the front with the bag door open, however you must be careful not to disturb the wiring harness and to mark wiring locations. The body must be carefully realigned for closure. If it is not perfect you will not be able to slide the bumpers back in.

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