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Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum

Hi, the vacuum runs ok until you either put the hose in or a bit of obstruction in front of the aspiration hole like with your hand . I have checked the bag,it is new, the filter is also new, there is no clog anywhere.
Thanks for your help.
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  • Captain Tony Dec 09, 2007

    My Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum shuts down with a bag check indicator when the hose is attached to the cannister, or if your hand is passed over the hole where the hose is connected. The bag is new and is made by Electrolux and the hose is clear.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    same problem exactly the same

  • jhobbs202004 Dec 31, 2007

    shuts off when a new bag is in it and it smells like there is smoke coming out of it also the wire to the main part has disconnected or shorted out but i can see a wire disconneected so could you please replace with a newer model because i have had problems with this one for a long time also the suction is not very good and i have cleaned it out thanks

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Well, make sure the hose part is not clogged, this happened to my friends recently and their vacuum was smoking, if you're positive this isn't happening then it might be just the engine call the sellers, try to explain and see if they exchange for a new one or a refund.

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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