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Electrolux baglass twin filter

Three times it has said the filters need cleaning. done exactly as books says but machine refuses to start to to clean filters, or even start to do normal vacuuming. been in to be fixed to no avail. one year old. pain in the butt

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Re: electrolux baglass twin filter - Electrolux EL7055A Bagless Canister Vacuum Vacuums

I would trade it in on an Aerus vacuum.

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The electrolux twin bagless shuts off right after putting on... is there a sensor that needs to be replaced, the cannister is empty and doesnt need to be emptied..

Good chance it is overheating. Make sure you clean the pre-filter (the metal tube inside the dirt collector) and pull out any other obstructions in there. More likely, though, you must clean the black square filter on the outside of the dust collector. This may help:

Jan 20, 2015 | Electrolux Twin Clean Bagless Canister...


Electrolux Twin Clean Has Lost Suction - How to Maintain it.

Hi There I have this tip over on squidoo if you would like to post a comment on it.


The Electrolux Twin Clean vacuum is an excellent vacuum cleaner for home. Like most things though if you don't look after it properly it won't perform at it's best. I am often asked as a technition for and how to properly look after this machine. Its a really simple machine to look after and if you follow these simple steps it will last for years and years


Lift up your clear lid, they come in a variety of colours so don't worry that mine is blue and yours green (or red).
Check in the hole where you put the hose for any junk and remove it.
Also lift up the filter assembly by the knob in the centre and check the cavity where the fitler was.
This is a pretty common spot for stuff to start building up.


Directly inbetween the round filter cavities is a little trap door.
This is there so you can check for blockages, trouble is most retail stores don't tell you about it and some don't even know it's there.


A small build up like this can restrict suction and cause a big blockage in only a couple of vacuums.

The next step is really easy just put your filters back in the machine. The ones in the picture are really new so don't worry if yours are a bit dirty we'll use the machines self clean function next.

This is the part that most people misunderstand.
With the machine still TURNED OFF rotate the dial in a clockwise direction. You will feel it "clicking" as it goes around, after a few clicks the machine will turn itself on. At this point it is directing its suction straight on to the filter on the left, continue to turn the dial (slowly for best results) untill the machine turns itself off again. Now lift up the filter and swap them around - as in put the one that was in the left hole over to the right.
Do the same procedure again.

Now your fitlers should be clean, pull them up and have a look. If they are not clean just do it over again. If it has been a while since you remembered or the dirt is really stuck in there you might have to buy a new set. or can help you here.

Pick your machine up and turn it around so you are directly behind it.
Push in the lock button and lift the handle as if you were going to empty out the bin.

With the bin removed you should be able to see the lift tabs I marked on the picture. Just gently but firmly pull those towards you. They will unclip and allow the door to lay down nearly flat.


Have a look at the picture and compare it to yours.
If there is a split like this there is no point cleaning it, you will have to throw it out and replace it.


Ok so now you need to give your filter a clean. For this to work well you really have to do it once a month.
The best method is to vacuum it with another machine or gently blow it out with an air compressor.
If thats not an option just turn it over and tap it out on a piece of newspaper.
The manufacturers say you can wash the filter but in my experience this has limited value - if you want to theres no harm providing it is bone dry before you use it.
If the filter is as bad as the one in the picture just throw it away and get a new one. This is past it's use by date.
You can get a new one easily from or .
Now simply reassemble and Tah Dah your done!
You should have full suction now, and because there are no issues your machine will run cooler and last longer too.
Feel free to leave a comment or question on the guest book below.

on Oct 25, 2010 | Vacuums

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Self clean and power lights flashing on electrolux

you either need new filters or you have a bad electronic board or possibly both. Most of these machines only last a couple of years. Not to discourage you, but do yourself a favor and don't buy another one. It's a chinese made Eureka with a lux label. Electrolux went bankrupt many years ago and Eureka bought the name. Miele, Sebo, Riccar, or Lindhaus are all better choices.

Oct 19, 2013 | Electrolux Twin Clean Bagless Canister...

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My electrolux twin clean won't turn on

What you might have done is burned out the cable that supplies the power to the actual working of the machine. This happened to be and I had to end up replacing the internal components which took a lot of time, and money. You are better off trying to get a new one and selling this one online for parts.

Jul 14, 2012 | Electrolux Twin Clean Bagless Canister...

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Cleaning th exhaust filter may help. There are two exhaust filters. The standart filter which must be cleaned every 5-7 years, and the Hepa filter which must be cleaned every 2-3 years. There is no difference in how the filteres are cleaned or fitted. Remove the dust container by pressing the release button at the back of the vacuum cleaner and lifting the container.
Lift the two snap catches at the back edge of the vacuum clean and open thefilter cover. Lift out the filter.
Rinse the inside (dirty side) in lukewarm tap water. Repeat the process four times. (Note: do NOT use cleaning agents and avoid touching the filter surface. Let the filter dry and replace.

Apr 10, 2011 | Electrolux Twin Clean Bagless Canister...

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Hi, My Electrolux twin clean vacuum has both red and blue lights flashing and I can not get it to turn on to clean the filters. Any suggestions

Try taking the twin filters outside - also take a dustpan brush and tap the filters gently on the bottom, then brush the dust away as it comes out. This can take quite some time, and you will find that LOTS of compacted dust will come out!

Feb 20, 2011 | Electrolux Twin Clean Bagless Canister...

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Vacuum cleaner won't go - missing a step

In between the filters there's an access panel that can be removed - there may be a blockage there. You should also check your hose for a blockage.

Otherwise you may need to take it to your local Electrolux Service Center. There may be a problem with the pressure board. The machines have a 2 year warranty, not sure what it'd be in your neck of the woods.

Apr 03, 2009 | Electrolux Vacuums

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Electrolux canister vaccum 2100

The filter for your Electrolux 2100 is located on the rear top of the machine. It is covered by a plastic grill. You simply place your finger in the rear of the plastic grill, push the tab in slightly and lift the grill up to expose the filter. The filter is approximately 4" by 6". It is NOT washable. Most Vac Shops sell replacement filters in addition to them being available at the local Electrolux distributor.

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