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I have an Electrolux LE canister. It runs for about 2minutes then shuts off for about a minute , then turns on again and it keeps repeating this routine!!! It is driving me nuts. What part do I need to replace? Apparently it is over heating. Please help. Thank you.

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The LE has a thermal cutoff. If the bag is overfilled or a bag breaks and clogs the bag chamber the vac will over heat.
This also happens if the hose, wand or neck of the power head is obstructed. Try dropping a coin through the hose, look through the wand and inspect the neck of the head for blockage. If the hose is clogged , remove the rear filter and plug the hose in to blow out the obstruction.
If all these components are clear, you either have a defective motor or bad thermal sensor.
Parts will come from AERUS Electrolux only.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

Testimonial: "I should have explained alittle further. THis Lux has been rigged up in the inside. It doesn't have a thermal switch or the clear tubes most of them"

  • Chemist1961 Oct 09, 2009

    Well then you need to clarify, an LE never had the tubes for the control valve and I don't recall it having the thermostat light, but it had a thermal shutoff in line in the wiring harness resting against the motor, which is how it would sense the overheat.
    An overfilled bag would eventually overheat the motor as well.


    So if it is symptomatically cycling on and off the thermal shut off may have gone bad... and your description of overheating applies..
    But If it cuts in and out intermitantly then you have bad wiring, likely in the cord , or an internal short or a badly worn set of carbon brushes...so is it intermitent or overheating???

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