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Electrolux Epic 6500 SR - power/cord light not lit, doesn't start & blows house circuit breaker

I have a 20 year old Electrolux Epic 6500 SR. Yesterday, for first time, it wouldn't power on. The cord light doesn't light and when I hit the power switch it clicks but nothing happens. But then I find out later that whatever plug I had it plugged into the house circuit breaker has been tripped. Is this a motor problem, a board issue, a power cord? How can I narrow problem down WO taking to a repair shop. We are pretty handy

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You have the hot and ground wire crossed.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017

Testimonial: "It ended up being a bad cord. We replaced the cord winder portion and it worked fine. Until 2 months later when the power head stopped working and the temp light is on. I posted that about a week ago and have no answers to that question yet. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know"

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    Do you think replacing the cord rewind unit would fix the problem? That seems like a very simple/cheap fix.

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    MICHGO1 May 12, 2017

    OK YOUR QUESTION ISN'T CLEAR. YOU SAY THE CIRCUIT BREAKER IS TRIPPED. AERUS/ELECTROLUX WILL PICK UP AND GIVE YOU AN ESTIMATE FOR FREE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO REPAIR IT COSTS NOTHING. OPENING UP THE MACHINE CAN BE A REAL PAIN AS PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER IS AN EVEN BIGGER PAIN. OTHERS SUGGEST THAT A 20 YR. OLD MACHINE IS TOO OLD TO REPAIR WHICH IS NOT TRUE. IT'S A GOOD MACHINE AND WITH MAINTENANCE CAN LAST FOREVER...I'M GOING ON 40 YRS WITH MINE.

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If your vacuum has had 20 years of service it may be simply too old to repair.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017

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