Electrolux central vac, floor sweep malfunctioning
This is driving me nuts. The switch for the floor sweep does not turn the suction on or off...but when the vac is on in another part of the house, the floor sweep goes on (even when switch is set to off). Next, I touched the wires together and the floor sweep goes on. Could this be a wiring problem?
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Broan 450 air-watt and 8.5 amp power unit. Covers 3,000 sq. one 30-ft. crush-proof hose with on/off switch, one 10-in. wide hard floor brush features swivel neck for easy maneuverability around furniture. My new home is just under 2000sf. Will this new unit have enough suction?? Just buy or don't??
1) Have you checked the filter? If it is clogged your suction will be low. Also, you could have a pipe loose where you can't see. Make sure that you can get a coin to go all the way through the hose. make sure the suction motor ( the unit ) is coming on.
This sounds like you have a loose pipe connection somewhere in your system. Physically check all connections. If you can't find anything suspicious, call a vac repair man that specialies in central vac repair. Joe
I work on many types of units. If you electric floor brush runs but you have no suction then there is possibly a problem with the relay board that allows you to turn on the suction from the hose handle. This is a low voltage (24 V) switching loop circuit that will cause the 120 V motor in the unit to run.
Inside the wall valve are two brass pins. NOTE: there are 120V valves installed on some systems known as a Super Valve. A shock hazared exists if you work on that type of valve. That being said. In the round portion of the valve you can use a garage hose that has a 360 deg. chrome ring to test the valve. The ring completes the circuit causing the unit to power up and suction at the end of the hose. If the suction is weak, there is a colg in the pipe. If you hear no airflow, the relay inside the unit did not energize or the motor is bad.
To test: go to the unit and turn the switch on the side to "manual" if the unit turns on the motor should be ok. DO NOT RUN THE UNIT without and open valve. In some brands dammage to your motor will occure.
If the unit did not run, look for a small button near the switch. This is a circuit breaker for the motor. If it is poped out and you hear a "click" when you press it in there is most likely motor problems and someone should be contacted for repair.