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We inherited an ancient canister Electrolux. There's plenty of suction with the hose out, but almost none when the hose is in. The hose is clear, and I can see no holes. What could the trouble be?

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If it is an older fabric braided hose, which I expect it is, the rubber inside has been dried out for the last number of years. A great test is put the machine end of the hose in the blower side of the vacuum, under the little door on top. Spray the hose with windex or some other window cleaner, and cover the open end of the hose with your hand, turn on the vacuum, there will be bubbles all over the hose, this demonstrates how leaky the hose really is.
This is like trying to drink through a straw that has a hole in it.....does not work very well.

Do not under any circumstances buy another fabric type hose (USED) it will be just as leaky as yours.

The newer hoses are vinyl and last much longer. Also in most all cases when you replace the hose on these older electroluxs' they will clean as well as when new.....

Call most any vac shop they will have replacement hoses.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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I'll second that, or if you don't have a vacuum shop closeby, or a genuine Aerus Electrolux store closeby, you can call Aerus and they will send someone to your house! Or you can buy off ebay for what you need, just be careful you get the right hose you need.

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Well, the hose must be clogged, push a broomstick through the hose to make sure

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The Electrolux Guardian Canister Vacuums are part of the Aerus line. The manuals for the vacuums are available here: http://www.aerusvacuums.com/support/manuals/index.cfm . The Guardian Ultra is in the current model section. The Guardian is listed in the Older Model drop-down menu.

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http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/

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