I have to unplug my vacuum everytime I use it. Not because I vacuum up big pieces of anything. I clear out all the hoses but there just isn't enough suction and I dont know if there is another clog that I just can't see. I am hoping you can help me because this is very frustrating.
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Re: Vacuum Keeps Clogging
Wish I knew what you have. You could have a clogged filter. Have you dropped something like a big marble down thru the hose to see if it comes out with out any problem. Sometimes a needle or nail or a piece of something that gets caught and turns sideways so that things hang up on it then clog up the hose. If your vac. will run without the hose, if it does, how is the suction at the spot that the hose plugs into? If ok, then there is a problem with the hose, if low, then you have a problem with the vac. If this an upright, the dirt inlet by the brsh roll is clogged, or the belt is stretched enought so the the brush roll uner load won't turn, acting like low suction.
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There are a few things a flashing light could mean. One is that the beater bar has something stuck on it. Or, it could be that the bag or canister is full. Then again, maybe something is stuck in one of the intakes. Be careful when checking the beater bars. Unplug the vacuum before touching them, you wouldn't want your hands getting injured or fingers broken:( Clear anything that is wrapped around the beater bars, hair, string, etc., and then check the hoses to make sure nothing is stuck in them. If you have suction, the interior is clear. If not, then check in there to make sure nothing is clogging it. Good luck and be careful:)
The most probable problem is a clog in the hose.
First detach the hose from the vacuum and turn it on. If it runs without the hose, you're on the right track. Detach the hose from the wands and drop a coin in one end. Lift the end so the coin should drop through. If it doesn't, there's definitely a clog. Plug the hose into the exhaust port, place other end into front of vacuum, and turn it on. This usually clears it.
Also check the elbow at the power nozzle. Clogs here are usually visible, but you can hold the PN up to the light to check for a blockage.
If none of these take care of the problem, the entire vacuum needs to be taken to an authorized Aerus Electrolux shop for diagnosis and repair.
Double check the elbow at the base on the right hand side (back facing you) of the vacuum for clogging.
Many times it will appear free but be packed solid at the elbow just out of sight, there should be a screw on lower right that when removed will detach let you detach the elbow from the base of the plastic tube that holds the upper attachment hose this will help you straighten it bit to free any clogging, remove the beater bar & belt, apply suction with a shop vac or another vacuum to the front tube just behind the beater bar, you should feel suction at the elbow where you detached it if it's clear. If not you may need a stiff piece of wire or something similiar to help carefully clear it out.
I've worked on many of these and they somehow seem notorious for clogging in that particular spot.
Dirty filter, needs cleaned or replaced.
Partially clogged hose, needs cleared. Detach hose from tank and drop marble down the end of the hose. It should roll through the hose and power head to the floor.
Partial clog in the power head between where hose attaches and the brush. Detach hose from power head and drop marble into opening. If the marble doesn't roll through, there's a clog that needs removed. You may need to disassemble the power head to do so.
Leaky hose, needs replaced.
Clog between back of tank and filter. This is where the hose attaches to the tank. Remove clog.
Clogged filter at bottom of tank, needs cleaned. Remove tank. There's a screen at the bottom of the tank/vacuum. Simply remove/clean anything that may be covering/clogging any of the holes.
Well Sexy mama ..are there any on~board screens that require clearing? Pet hair clogging up vac wand end? Is there vacuum power for attachment hose? Also, check that the wand /attachment switch is to vacuum and not set for attachments. Good luck !
You must have a restriction in the hose. Take a hanger or a dowel rod and posh it through the hose to find what might be stuck causing no suction. Also turn the vacuum upside down and check to see if there is something clogging up the entrance into the hose.
Hi Check that the main hose is not clogged top and at the base, also check that all inspection airways are clear and after the main brush roll there is nothing clogging. When a vacuum activates its thermal cut out its usually because the motor is straining to produce power and clogging is usually the problem.
Are you sure there is nothing else in the dirt inlet. Alot of times a pin or nail will turn sideways and get stuck, then debris builds up and will clog up. It is either that or you are trying to vacuum up too big of things.