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  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    I have emptied the used liquid container.

  • elbusby07 Jul 27, 2008

    I got the system from a friend. It has no suction. The light comes on and the motor runs but no suction

  • Laureleo Dec 14, 2008

    commercial upright no suction Eureka C2132

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Make? Model? bagged? bagless? upright? canister?

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Hi, it's Jeremy from Crucial Vacuum.

There are a few potential solutions you should try to fix the suction of your Electrolux vacuum. The first thing you should check is the height of your brush-roll. Your height setting may be too high for the type of floor you are vacuuming. Raise or lower your brush-roll depending on if you are vacuuming on carpet, tile, or wood surfaces.The second thing you should check is the vacuum bag. If it is full your vacuum can lose suction. This is simply remedied by replacing it with a new and clean bag. The third reason for a loss of suction is your hose is clogged. Check the hose for debris or foreign objects that may be obstructing the flow of air in the vacuum. The last potential reason for your vacuum losing suction could be the brush-roll itself. If it is clogged with dirt and hair it may not be spinning and not picking anything up. Check to see the condition of your brush-roll. If it is clogged remove the debris.

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