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How do you make it blow air out? trying to make air blow out,i have the hose that has controls on it. will work to **** up but when i put it to blow out will not come on.


The Guardian Canister vacuums have a blow port under the filter. So you need to remove the filter (on the Guardian Ultra, you have to open the top of the vacuum) by lifting it up the forward. Then disconnect the hose from the normal suction end of the unit and plug it into the blower port. Now turn on the vacuum. If the hose is clogged, position the other end of the hose at the suction port.

For the Guardian canister, select the high, medium or low force for the motor. Then blow the dust out from under the furniture or use to fill an inflatable. Turn off the vacuum and replace the hose in the usual position and replace the filter when done.

If you are still unable to get the unit to blow out when connected to the exhaust port after attempting to clear the hose, separate the hose, wand and handle. Look down the hose for any object that might be creating a one-way valve. Remove the foreign object.Do the same with the other parts of the unit. Also replace the vacuum bag. If the bag is sufficiently full, the airflow will be reduced through the bag to the exhaust and cause the problem you describe.

The Electrolux Guardian Canister Vacuums are part of the Aerus line. The manuals for the vacuums are available here: http://www.aerusvacuums.com/support/manuals/index.cfm . The Guardian Ultra is in the current model section. The Guardian is listed in the Older Model drop-down menu.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(many canister vacuums have a blower mode when you connect the hose to the exhaust (after the bag) instead of the suction side of the unit.)

Aug 17, 2011 | Electrolux Guardian Bagged Canister Vacuum

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Dust is blowing out the front vent.


If dirt and dust are blowing out anywhere that they shouldn't be, it's a sure sign that something's plugged farther on up the line. You'll need to disassemble the unit and clear the clog before anything will go through to the dirt cup. Also, as long as you're going to be taking it apart, check all the filters. This is a notoriously neglected part of bagless vacuums, and a very large part of why they start to lose the initial level of vacuum power. Clean the ones you can clean, replace the ones you can't. Walmart and Meijer's are a couple of places where you might find replacements.

Apr 20, 2011 | Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless Vacuum...

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Is blowing dust out as I vacuum


In your manual:

Visible dirt escaping from cleaner
Possible Causes: Remedies:
1) Dirt Container full 1) Empty Dirt Container
2) Filters missing or installed incorrectly 2) Check Upper Tank, Pre-Motor and Post-Motor
Filters for correct installation
3) Dirt Container installed incorrectly 3) Pull out and re-insert Dirt Container correctly

Feb 01, 2011 | Bissell 6591 Power Trak Revolution Bagless...

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Seems to **** up the dirt/dust and simply blow it out instead of capturing it inside


Most of these have an suction hose and a blow port. One blows air, one sucks air. Make sure the suction hose is on the correct port. Also, a dirty air filter will cause the same effects. The filter must be good to prevent the dirt and dust being blow around.

Nov 08, 2010 | Craftsman 17026 Wet/Dry Vacuum

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I changed the bag but the vaccuum smells hot and is having difficulty sucking up dirt.


the motor is full of lint in the motor itself or? the hose from the bottom to the rear bag entry is plugged! solid with dirt! have to take the hose all the way off the unit and better to take outside start at the elbow end and with a coat hanger start removing the trash in the hose and sometimes it clogs up! deep into the hose! its not a easy process but i have cleaned thousands of then that way also you can take a stick! or a broom handle and try pushing the trash thorugh the hose but if you are not carefull you will just ldge it harder then it was and not being able to clean it out!!

Jan 22, 2010 | Kenmore 31913 Progressive Direct Drive...

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It is blowing dust out of the motor


If this is a bagless machine, then the problem is that the really fine dust that you are picking up from your floor is so small that it is going through the filter and dust cup and building up in your vacuum motor. When enough build up collects, then it starts to blow it out the exhaust. I would bet a paper bagged machine for the long run. They are cleaner,

Nov 28, 2009 | Dirt Devil Vision Turbo W/Bonus Upright...

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My Oreck XL is very dirty inside on fan and the motor runs very loud. It is not clogged.


These units are called dirty air units because the dirt literraly runs thru the fan attached to the motor and is blown into the bag. Most newer vacuums are called clean air because the filter bag is in the path, and the dirt is sucked into the bag, never reaches the fan or motor.

I'd say if it is that dirty, may be a fire hazard, and you may have worn out the seals on the part down at base that pivots to a point that replacement is necessary.

(I'd blow out the dust and keep using if it was me, and then check again in a few weeks, before I replaced. But I like living dangerous.)

Jun 22, 2009 | Oreck XL21 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Have a Sears shop vac, mod 113.172. The motor doesn't take in


If the motor turns, you should have suction. Put the hose on the exhaust side of the motor if there is a connection, and try to blow it out. If you can't, try using a garden hose or toilet snake to clear the hose. IF the hose is clear, and the problem continues, check the float in the cage below the motor. It should be down at the bottom of the cage. Also, if you haven't been using a bag or foam cover for the cage, it is possible for leaves to clog the motor.

Mar 15, 2009 | Shop Vac 925-13 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Motor runs fine and hose not clogged will not pickup dirt


This may sound silly, but have you checked the belt? A lot of Eureka vacuums use the vac motor to run the brush, and if the brush is not running the vacuum won't pick up. Another thing to check is the condition of the fan blades.. if they get worn they will push air out of the exhaust ports, but not push enough air to pull the dirt into the vacuum bag. Another thing to check is the length of the bristles on the brush... you can change a lot of the bristle strips and save the cost of a whole brush roll.. All of these fixes are under $10.00 (Belt: $1-2, Brush Strip $3-6, Fan $5-10) at most places.

Jan 19, 2009 | Eureka Vacuums

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How do I change the belt for my dirt devil vacuum cleaner? It blows out dust.


To change the belt, take off the bottom plate, the belt runs between the brush roll and the motor shaft. But if it is blowing out dust, you may have a clog in the dirt inlet by the brush roll, or in the hose.

Mar 23, 2008 | Vacuums

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