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My handheld vaccum bag got full and the machine shut off. i cleaned the clog, replaced the bag, and the machine won't turn on.

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Depending on the make and model you can sometimes find a reset button on it somewhere.. If I knew the make and model I could be more helpful with your issue. Thanks for choosing Fixya.

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Have a 6500 epic electrolux canister vac shuts off if you restrict the hose new bag not completly


Shake the bag if you've been cleaning up "fine" carpet freshener powder, drywall dust or anything extra fine as it clogs the pours of the bag and the machine stops thinking the bag is full. If this doesn't work, you'll have to have the control valve on top cleaned or replaced to correct the issue. Hope that helps!

May 16, 2014 | Electrolux Vacuums

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My Miele S3141 canister began acting strange this morning. No suction...so I took off the hose and checked for blockage, (nothing). Now I can't get the hose back on the canister. It just slips ar


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Air filter:
If the vacuum cleaner won't pick up dirt and has no suction the air filter might be clogged. Remove the filter and either clean or replace it as needed.
Exhaust Filter If the vacuum cleaner won't pick up and has no suction the exhaust filter might be clogged. Remove and clean the filter, replace it if its torn or damaged.


Vacuum Hose If the vacuum cleaner won't pick up and has no suction the vacuum hose might be clogged. Remove the hose from the vacuum cleaner, stretch it out straight, shine a bright flashlight in one end and try to see light through it. If no light can be seen, use something to run through the hose and free up the obstruction.
Vacuum Bag If the vacuum cleaner won't pick up and has no suction the vacuum bag might be full. Clean or replace the bag as recommended by the manufacturer.

Dust Cup AssemblyIf the vacuum cleaner won't pick up and has no suction the dust cup assembly might not be installed tightly, or it might be cracked or broken. The dust cup must seal tightly in order to produce the right amount of suction. If it is cracked or broken, replace it. Most glues and adhesives will not successfully seal the crack.
Blower Wheel If the vacuum cleaner won't pick up and there is no suction, the blower wheel might be jammed or broken. Check the blower wheel to be certain it turns freely. If it doesn't, check to see if there is anything rubbing against it. If not, but it's hard to turn, the motor is most likely the problem.
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Sep 27, 2012 | Vacuums

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LSAYS I NEED NEW BAG, PUT IN NEW BAG & STILL LIGHT WILL NOT GO OUT & VACUUM WILL NOT TURN ON


Although this generally indicates that the bag is full, it may be caused by other problems. If you have fine dust in your area, the bag may seem like it's not full, but the pores in the bag are clogged so the vacuum will shut off as if the bag is full. This can be partially solved by setting the dial on top to the smallest dot.
The problem could also be caused by a dirty afterfilter. This filter is located beneath the tool caddy on the back of the machine. Access is gained by pressing the tab on the back of the machine and lifting the caddy. If dirty, replace it. If you don't have a replacement, check to see if the vacuum will run without it. It should if there is not other problem causing the vacuum to not run.
Third, try detaching the hose, turn the machine on to see if it runs. If it does, place your hand over the in port. If the vacuum shuts off, the problem is most likely a broken, worn, or clogged Control Valve Assembly. This is the part the dial connects to. This is a problem that should only be repaired by an authorized Aerus Electrolux service tech. If you have been using generic "Made to fit Electrolux" bags, the motor and interior of the machine should be cleaned. This is worth doing as there should be a long "life" ahead for the vacuum. Periodic maintenance should be done.
You can find the nearest store using the below link.
It could also be caused by loose connections, worn or broken switch/es, broken wires, or bad motor. This can be narrowed down at the shop.

http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/

Dec 12, 2010 | Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum

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While vacuuming the red light for the bag of the vacuum came on and the vacuum stopped. The bag was no where near full so I replaced it with a new bag - same problem. It vaccumes for a minute or then stops...


I'm assuming this is the Epic 6500 or similar model.
Detach the hose, turn vacuum on. If it runs, place palm of hand against inport hole. If it shuts off the problem is with either the control valve setting or the control valve assembly itself.
For cvs, turn dial on top of vacuum all the way to the largest dot, and try above test again. If that doesn't work, then it's the CVA. It needs to be cleaned or replaced, which is an in shop job. Fro repair, take it to the nearest Aerus Electrolux store. I recommend a full clean and service to remove any dust/dirt from the motor, fan assembly, and other internal parts.

Another problem, which relates to the dial setting, is that fine dust will quickly clog the pores of the bag, resulting in the machine "thinking" the bag is full. Turning the dial to the proper setting helps get the bag fuller. The middle setting is the normal setting, and is for areas without fine dust and sand.

Dec 05, 2010 | Electrolux Vacuums

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The check bag light comes on and vaccum quits but bag is not full. We changed bang anyway but vaccum would not start.


This is most probably due to a worn out or clogged Control Valve Assembly.
Detach the hose and see if it runs. If it does, place hand over hole. If it shuts off, CVA is probably the cause. A clogged CVA is generally due to using generic/made-to-fit bags. Genuine bags have "Home Solutions" printed on them.
You can try turning the dial all the way to the large dot, then try to run the vacuum.
If it is the CVA, you'll need to take it to an authorized Aerus Electrolux store and have their service tech repair or replace the part. I recommend a service and clean of the vacuum at the same time. This will extend the life of the vacuum.

Nov 23, 2010 | Electrolux Guardian Bagged Canister Vacuum

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Vaccum won't start, question mark appears on unit


This generally means the bag is full, or pores in bag are clogged with fine dust. First, replace bag, Check the afterfilter located under the tool holder on the back top of the machine. If it's dirty, replace or remove.
Detach the hose and turn on the vacuum. If it comes on, place hand over intake. If the vacuum continues running, it's an indication there's a clog in the hose. If it shuts off, the most likely problem is the "control valve assembly" (inside the vacuum) that's connected to the dial on top of the vacuum. You can try turning the dial so the large dot is lined up with the arrow. This may or may not help. Try turning vacuum on again.
If it still doesn't turn on, the "CVA" is probably worn out and needs replaced. The part can only be purchased at an authorized Aerus store and I highly recommend letting their service person replace/repair it. To locate the shop nearest you, go to the following site and enter your zip code.

http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/

Using generic bags increases the chances of the CVA wearing out before it should. If the bag doesn't say "Home Solutions" on it, it's not the genuine article.

Oct 06, 2010 | Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum

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The light on the top of the vaccum stays light and


You have a Electrolux, not a Guardian though, right? The light you are talking about is the bag full indicator. I know your bag is not full, so, try this. The knob on the top of the cleaner is a fine adjustment designed to let the bag fill up in different conditions, (dirt types) . So...turn the dial down to setting 2. Try it again. Did it work? If so, this is your adjustment . No need to ever adjust it agin. It is NOT the suction control. If this did not fix ya (haha) then, your adjustment diaphragm is bad and you will have to break down and bring it to Aerus(Electrolux) for a repair. I hope this info was helpful, if so, please leave feedback, it helps my rating, Thanks, Rene(The Vacuum Doctor)

Nov 07, 2009 | Electrolux Guardian Bagged Canister Vacuum

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With a new bag -after turning vacuum on, it shuts down


This vac is prone to a control valve failure with the exact symptoms you describe. There is a dial valve on top of the machine designed to regulate how full the bag will get. The valve which sits underneath the dial on the vac likely has a broken plunger and will need to be replaced. Take it to an AERUS Electrolux dealer / shop for an experienced tech to work on.

Sep 13, 2009 | Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum

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My vaccum shut off and will not start up.


Does it try? Or is it just totally dead, doesn't even grunt when prodded?
Some will shut off if overheated, and will later start just fine.

Some will shut off if an internal filter gets too clogged and the motor is straining too hard. Open it and clean/ replace any internal filters - often it's just a piece of mesh/sponge in a frame near the motor housing, inside the machine. Remove, rinse, shake off any water, re-insert. Try to start.

If vacuum is the bag style, is there a lever/switch inside that gets pressed when the bag is too full?

For a removable bag, try removing the bag and see if the machine will run for a couple of seconds without the bag present. Of course it might have a sensor and refuse to run if _no_ bag is found... but at least if it did try to run, that would give you a clue.

If it's the kind that has a rug-beater/spinning-brush cleaning head, is there a small (usually red) button possibly labeled "Reset"? What happens if you press that? If no beater head is involved, try looking all over the outside of the machine - and then start opening cover(s) and looking inside for anything like a reset button. Or a fuse. Can't really be more specific. Not a real expert... just spent hours poking around inside my own vacuum for a different problem.

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Jul 22, 2009 | Euro-Pro NV31 Infinity Vacuum

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Just powered itself off


It will shut off if your bag is full. If you are cleaning up fine dust, it will give a false bag full indication. Take the bag out and carefully, shake it down to get the dust out of the filter layers inside. This will let more air flow through the sensor.

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