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I have cleaned out the vac and changed the filter but I can hardly **** up leave on the garage floo.

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Try this:
Detach hose, turn on vacuum, hold hand in front of intake to check airflow/suction. If it seems good, you either have a clog in the hose, are bad leakage.
If it's a clog, try placing end of hose in the exhaust port, turn on machine, and blow clog free. You may need to place other end into intake. This should clear it.
If hose is cracked, punctured, or smashed/collapsed, replacement will be necessary.
If there's not much suction at the intake, it may be time to replace your vacuum, or at least the motor.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

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Hello,
I recently bought a house with an older Electrolux Central Vac system. I'm unfamiliar with them, so I'm not sure how to deal with this: I cleaned up some mortar dust with it, and noticed not too long after that when I went into the garage, there was a fog of dust. The hose from the unit is venting into the garage. Is this normal? I have since used it for everyday household cleaning and each time I go back to the garage to a cloud of dust. Is there anything I can do? Thanks


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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. It sounds to me that the unit you have may have to be vented outside as I am not familiar with this particular unit, or it could very well be that it is missing a filter or the filter you have inside already is shot and is in need of replacement or on some central vacs there are paper filter that go over the cloth type filter. Again, I am not familiar with this older unit but feel free to contact the Electrolux Factory or Manufacturer and give them the model # and the serial # for the unit and they will have a breakdown of if it should be vented and what type of filtration it should be using. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

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