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Power unit suction problem

I Have an Electrolux system and I have no suction. I have followed a flow chart for troubleshooting and at the power unit with the pipe disconnected I have very little/no suction, but I do have a ton of exhaust

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Re: Power unit suction problem - Electrolux Central Vacuum Vacuums

Have you checked the filters?

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Let me know.

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An advice is more like it. What I do in a situation like that is to see if the air flows freely into the machine to see it here is an ubstruction or that the bag is full.. If that is OK II put the brush "down" and high speed on and sweepthe floor.
Then there is always the "troubleshooting" chapter in the manual. If the manual is lost in it´s printed form then look for Electrolux on the "net" there you will find your make, hopefully.

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I am having the same problem...great suction but unit on the floor won't vaccuum. I hit the reset button and the rollar still won't work!

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It could be the switch or could be the suction motor. Also, there is a thermostat on the motor that will shut it off if you don't have the air flowing to keep it cool. If that is the case, the motor will re-start after it cools down.
If the motor dosen't start, the cheepest way to start is to buy a new switch and install yourself. Just make sure where the wires go. The single terminal is to the front and the two terminals to the rear. The black wire goes to the front single terminal, the red wire goes to the far back terminal and the blue wire goes to the front back terminal. The suction motor should come on first and then the power nozzel. If not in that sequence,reverse the blue and red wires.
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This sounds like you have a loose pipe connection somewhere in your system. Physically check all connections. If you can't find anything suspicious, call a vac repair man that specialies in central vac repair. Joe

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go to the main unit,you have a blockage where the suction originates.can you disconnect the main suction line to the unit?do that and turn it on.if you have suction then then the main suction tube is blocked.a towel or rag of some sort got sucted in and got caught before it made it to the dirt tank please leave feedback

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I work on many types of units. If you electric floor brush runs but you have no suction then there is possibly a problem with the relay board that allows you to turn on the suction from the hose handle. This is a low voltage (24 V) switching loop circuit that will cause the 120 V motor in the unit to run.

Inside the wall valve are two brass pins. NOTE: there are 120V valves installed on some systems known as a Super Valve. A shock hazared exists if you work on that type of valve. That being said. In the round portion of the valve you can use a garage hose that has a 360 deg. chrome ring to test the valve. The ring completes the circuit causing the unit to power up and suction at the end of the hose. If the suction is weak, there is a colg in the pipe. If you hear no airflow, the relay inside the unit did not energize or the motor is bad.

To test: go to the unit and turn the switch on the side to "manual" if the unit turns on the motor should be ok. DO NOT RUN THE UNIT without and open valve. In some brands dammage to your motor will occure.

If the unit did not run, look for a small button near the switch. This is a circuit breaker for the motor. If it is poped out and you hear a "click" when you press it in there is most likely motor problems and someone should be contacted for repair.

Hope this helps!!


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