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Electrolux model LX vacuum- Problem, ejects empty

Vintage Electrolux model LX vacuum- Problem, ejects empty bag, the blower works very well, but the vacuum suction is very limited. Is this repairable at a reasonable cost?

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The vacuum is doing exactly what it is suppossed to do, on this model, the bag will eject when the suction is reduced due to the pores in the bag becoming clogged by dirt, dust, or fine powder. Try a NEW bag, and **** up less superfine dust such as baby powder or plaster dust that immediately clog the bag. Next, on later model LX's on the bottom of the canister near the bag door is a dial, setting the dial to a higher number will reduce the sensitivity of this automatic bag ejection operation and will allow the vacuum to continue to run until the bag is even more clogged, however, running the vacuum with a fully clogged bag causes the motor to overheat and reduces suction and damages the vacuum. If you have an early model LX, there may have been a "basement and attic" key mounted to the bottom, but often are lost by now and it is used to make such an adjustment. The 1952 model LX was the first with the diaphram automatic bag ejection system and the problem of the bag ejecting too soon was common. An improvement on the model LXI added the control dial with numbers 1 to 6 on it to adjust the sensitivity. I am looking up more info on adjusting a model without the dial because I just picked one up at an estate sale a few days ago and I've heard (some time ago) that the early ones with no dial had a "basement and attic" key that snapped to the bottom of the cleaner to make this adjustment, not sure where it is though and the one I have does not seem to have the key. Will let you know more if I find it! Thanks, I am an Electrolux fan and will use nothing else because I have used so many vacuums but love the convenience of Electrolux design and durability. They have been in my family since my grandparents came to America and are simply the best in my opinion.

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

  • Jon elux Nov 22, 2009

    Ok, I just found out more, from www.137.com, a guy who is much more of an electrolux fanatic than me. Apparently to address this problem on the early LX's without the control dial on the bottom there was a "basement and attic" key made by electrolux which would when put in place would clamp and hold the manual bag ejector button in place so if the automatic operation occured, it simply would not complete. (on the bottom of the cleaner near the side just below the letter "u" of the word "Electrolux". Electrolux suggested owners store the key, while not in use, in the tray under the cover where the cord plugs into the machine, just beyond the handle on the top, to open it, press the little button on the side of the trim, then while holding it in, lift the blue cover just above where the cord enters the machine. In some cases the key is still there, but in my case, it is not. I'm going to find out if my local electrolux man has one in his shop he will give me! Alternative is that you can disconnect the automatic system by unscrewing the inside of the bag door covers and removing them, inside you will find the automatic sensor system, there will be a short black or yellowish clear hose that attaches to the sensor, simply pull the hose off and the system will be cancelled. Replace the covers. But don't forget to change the bag as now it will be completely manual! Also, use Genuine Electrolux bags sold at your nearest Aerus branch or by the door to door salesman, you see on the LX the top and bottom of the front cover is vacant, and the suction is so good that using cheap bags causes the cardboard top of the bag to bend and gap and the seal between the bag and the cleaner is lost and full suction gets lost. You will see a rubber seal when you take out the bag that the cardboard rests on, if this seal is no good, you will lose best suction. The cardboard top on Genuine bags is much thicker to address this issue. Also, check to make sure your hose is not bad and leaking suction. Compare the air blowing out of the cleaner when you have the hose attached to the cleaner and cover the end of it completely to removing the hose and covering the hose inlet.with your hand. If the bag is a good one sealing well, you should have no air coming out the exhaust when your hand completely covers the suction inlet. If you get air when attaching the hose and covering the end of the hose, you have a bad hose and need a replacement. I do not recommend woven type, no longer sold new, but rather the rubber or corrugated plastic types. However, generic hoses sometimes the plastic fitting comes unglued and the hose comes out of the metal fitting, if this happens, reglue the hose with epoxy. Jon

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