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Electrolux Epic 6500SR Full Bag sensor working, Does not Reset properly

I have an Electrolux Epic 6500 SR (predecessor of Lux 7000).

The full bag system works properly--it shuts down the vacuum when the bag is full and illuminates the full bag light.

However, when I try to start the vacuum again with a new bag, the full bag light stays on and the vacuum doesn't reset right away.

If I put a new bag into the machine and press the on/off switch 5 + times, the full bag light goes out and the vacuum starts running again. I have had several of these vacuums with the full bag sensors and I have never run into a problem with the system on any of them before.

Here's the scenario:

1. Vacuuming until the bag is full and the sensor switches off the machine and the full bag light illuminates.

2. Press on/off switch to turn "off" vacuum--Full bag light stays illuminated.

3. Insert new and empty bag.

4. Press on/off switch to turn on vacuum (full bag light is still illuminated).

5. Vacuum does not turn on (full bag light is still illuminated).

6. Press on/off switch 5+ times and the full bag light turns off.

7. Press on/off switch and vacuum turns on.

Anyone have an idea? The Aerus/Electrolux service agent near me simply tells me that I should invest in a new vacuum cleaner. I know that there is an alternative solution here.

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  • cajuncutee Jul 13, 2008

    my problem is exactly that it shuts off also, I tried the resetting and it didn't work either, have you gotten a solution?

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    I have a similar problem.My vacume resets but the second you put any resistance to the intake it shuts off and the bag full light comes on.It's as if the sensor switch isn't reset completely and at the slightest resistance pops.Time for a new switch?

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    my vacuum full bag sensor will not shut off even though I have put in a new and empty bag.

  • bobemmy4547 May 11, 2010

    how do i fix it? how do i get to the switch? and how do you open the inbside to expose the motor?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    vacuum won't turn on. I checked different outlets. Opened and checked the bag. Other things to check??

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    How do you insert the bags. It won't go in

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    bag light stays on is there a reset button for this vacuum

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    The unit will not turn on. At first, flipping the breaker switch worked. Next time, the reset button worked. Now, nothing I do turns it on.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Could the problem be a control value in the front of the vacuum.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I cleaned it thoughly.

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The problem was a sticking switch that was not being reset. The vacuum on/off switch mechanism is comprised of two switches. One is the main switch that turns the vacuum on and off. The second is a shut off switch that gets tripped when the full bag sensor is engaged. This second switch is supposed to get reset when you push the on/off switch on the outside of the machine. The full bag shutoff switch was stiff and it, therefore, was taking a couple of presses of the on/off switch to move the shutoff switch back into the running position.

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