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Hello, I have an Electrolux Guardian vacuum, model C134C. There does not appear to be any electrical current connection when plugged in and turned on. I plugged it in to different outlets but that didn't solve the problem. I have replaced the hose & elbow unit but that didn't solve the problem. Thank you in advance for your help.

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  • marthacanam Mar 26, 2011

    It was helpful but I had already done that. It didn't solve the problem. There just isn't any power going into the machine at all. I was vacuuming, carpet (nothing wet), put a new bag in and the power just wouldn't turn on again. The indicator on the nozzle doesn't light up. I have purchased a new elbow and hose and there's still now power. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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I have the same model. When the machine over heats, it trips a circuit inside and this turns it off to prevent further damage. After this has happened, you will need to push the reset switch in order to turn it on again.

There are two things that can cause it to over heat. One is string or debris caught in the beater bar that turns against the carpet. The other is not empting it.

Before you use it (everytime) you need to turn it upside down and pull all of the hair and string that is caught on the beater bar out. Take a pair of scissors if necessary to make sure that nothing is holding the bar from turning.

After doing the above, empty the bag and make sure that there is nothing packed or backed up in the unit.

After both of the above are finished, you will need to reset the machine so it will turn back on again. on the side closest to you when using it, on the bottom before you get to the floor, there is a small red plastic button. Push this button it a couple of times to re-set the machine.

Plug it in and turn it on. It should work. The only other thing that can ruin the motor in that machine is going over water. if it wont turn on after resetting it, then its possible that the engine got too hot and it might not be repairable.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

  • Kandi Cook Mar 27, 2011

    You need to push the reset button in order for the power to come back on again.



    The reset button is located on the side closest to you when vacuuming, near the floor above where the tube and elbow connect to the machine. It is read and hangs out a little bit. Press and hold the reset button then try plugging it in again. That should allow the power to go through the machine again.



    If you found the reset button and pressed it and the power is still not going to the machine, please clarify that by going back to your post and again using the comment or reply link. I will send additional instructions to help repair this problem.


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