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Electrolux Epic 6500 Powerhead Motor

The cannister works but not the powerhead. When I took it apart I found the motor rusted and it will not turn even the slightest bit. Where can I find a motor replacement for the powerhead?

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Re: Electrolux Epic 6500 Powerhead Motor

Could be the connections inside the swivel just above the powerhead. They slide on and could come off if the powerhead is abused in some odd way...

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Re: Electrolux Epic 6500 Powerhead Motor

Call an Aerus Electrolux dealer in your area.

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