You posted a message in response to my question about whining bearings in an Electrolux Epic cannister vacuum. I was able to take the motor apart, replace the bearings (got a couple from NAPA), and put it all back together.
I thought that would solve my problem, but now the vacuum won't even start. The overheat light is on constantly. I believe the temperature sensor is the small rectangular piece that is soldered in the middle of one of the wires leading from the motor? I tested it with my multimeter and it is reading .2 ohms resistance across it. Is that supposed to be closed until it gets too hot and then it opens, or the opposite of that?
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Re: Electrolux Epic overheating
It stays closed until the temp. is excedded, then opens. Does the motor shaft turn easily or does it drag. If it drags, then that is what is causing the heat problem. Not sure what it should read, it could be bad, but it should read low ohmns, so it is hard to say.
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If you are having trouble hooking the hose to the machine, your latch is mostlikely broken. This can be replaced. You can either buy the latch at your Aerus/Electrolux shop and replace it yourself if you are mechanical or have the service manager do it for you. There shouldn't be very much of a charge for this simple process.
If you are talking about hooking the hose to the wands, there is a latch that will need to be replaced. If so, the best thing to do is have the service manager replace the latch because there are wires in the hose handle that are sometimes hard to deal with.
You really don't want to get into the vacuum. You could cause more damage than what you have now. After you do get into the vac, the cordwinder is another monster to get into.
There are two strips,one on each side of the cleaner under the rubber bumpers. The strips have to be removed by pulling off the bumper and pull them out the front of the vac.This is not easy. After you get the locking strips out, turn the vac over and pull the bottom off. Then you can see the cordwinder.
The best thing to do is take the vac to a Aerus/Electrolux shop for repair.
well, i post an answer in the wrong field, and i can't find it, so i will type one more time. slide two vinyl side pieces off, and remove top halves. remove two screws from the switch, and remove it from top halve. between switch and outside button is a plastic rocker, which is broken. you will find two broken pieces, one spring for the rocker piece, and one small plastic rod, which goes inside of the spring for support. i do not know if part is available, but you can for quick fix like me, turn the switch on by the hand, assemble unit, and plug in, and plug out from the wall. whay? i dont have electrolux store close by. john