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Have an old upright that does not pickup dirt. The beater bar runs but the suction motor doesn't. Do not know how to disasemble upright.

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I don't recommend taking it apart yourself. The problem could be a switch, wiring, or connection. The motor could also be bad. I strongly recommend taking it to an authorized Aerus Electrolux store for a free diagnosis. Let a trained service tech fix the problem. Just be prepared for them trying to give a sales spiel. That's their job.
You can also call the shop and ask for someone to come pick it up. There should be no pick up and delivery charge. Just make sure in either case you get a copy of a work sheet with the type, model, and serial number recorded. This avoids possible confusion in the shop as to which vacuum is whose. The service tech will call you with an estimate for repair.
Disassembly is tricky, and reassembly even more so.

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