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No suction on main unit

My hose has plenty of suction but when I try to vacuum the dust on the hardwoods, it just blows the trash backwards, it will not pick up anything unless I use the hose. THanks.

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Take the top cover off and check the inlet hose by the brush roll for a clog.

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My upright electrolux vacuum will not suction from the wand. How can I fix this?


HI, it's Jim from Crucial Vacuum!

If your Electrolux vacuum is losing suction from its wand then most likely there is a clog in your vacuums hose.

Stretch out your vacuums hose as far as you can to unblock any clogs. If there is a clog in a hard to reach spot try using a broom handle to reach the area.

Another area to check is your unit's dust cup. Allowing for fine dust and debris to rest in your unit's dust cup for a long period may cause your unit to become clogged, which leads to poor or even no suction for your vacuum. Empty your dust filter after every use to promote optimization in your suction.

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My miracle Mate vacuum doesn't have suction.


you might have to take the hose off and blow through it, mine had the same problem and it was full of trash, it works fine now.

Jun 11, 2012 | Vacuums

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How do you make it blow air out? trying to make air blow out,i have the hose that has controls on it. will work to **** up but when i put it to blow out will not come on.


The Guardian Canister vacuums have a blow port under the filter. So you need to remove the filter (on the Guardian Ultra, you have to open the top of the vacuum) by lifting it up the forward. Then disconnect the hose from the normal suction end of the unit and plug it into the blower port. Now turn on the vacuum. If the hose is clogged, position the other end of the hose at the suction port.

For the Guardian canister, select the high, medium or low force for the motor. Then blow the dust out from under the furniture or use to fill an inflatable. Turn off the vacuum and replace the hose in the usual position and replace the filter when done.

If you are still unable to get the unit to blow out when connected to the exhaust port after attempting to clear the hose, separate the hose, wand and handle. Look down the hose for any object that might be creating a one-way valve. Remove the foreign object.Do the same with the other parts of the unit. Also replace the vacuum bag. If the bag is sufficiently full, the airflow will be reduced through the bag to the exhaust and cause the problem you describe.

The Electrolux Guardian Canister Vacuums are part of the Aerus line. The manuals for the vacuums are available here: http://www.aerusvacuums.com/support/manuals/index.cfm . The Guardian Ultra is in the current model section. The Guardian is listed in the Older Model drop-down menu.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(many canister vacuums have a blower mode when you connect the hose to the exhaust (after the bag) instead of the suction side of the unit.)

Aug 17, 2011 | Electrolux Guardian Bagged Canister Vacuum

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Seems to **** up the dirt/dust and simply blow it out instead of capturing it inside


Most of these have an suction hose and a blow port. One blows air, one sucks air. Make sure the suction hose is on the correct port. Also, a dirty air filter will cause the same effects. The filter must be good to prevent the dirt and dust being blow around.

Nov 08, 2010 | Craftsman 17026 Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Carpet setting: the brush drive does not work with the carpet setting. Is there a way to remove the bottom to determine if something is caught in the system?


To determine if you have a clog, first remove the attachment hose like you were going to put an attachment on. With the vacuum in the upright position, turn the vacuum on and place your hand over the hose. Do you feel a strong suction? If not remove the hose attachment by turning the locking ring at the end of the hose on the back of the vacuum counterclockwise, then remove the hose. Stretch the hose to it's fullest length several times. I would do this over some plastic or outside to keep the dust down.
Once you have done this replace the hose turning the locking ring clockwise to lock it in place, give the hose a little tug to make sure it's attached and locked.
Again, with the hose free from the agitator turn the vacuum on and fee for a good suction.
If you still don't have one then you likely have a plugged filter.
You will need to remove the dust bin.44d2af9.jpgOnce the dust bin is removed, over you trash can empty it by pressing the dustbin door release downwards. Now rotate the dustbin lid counterclockwise to remove the primary filter. With the lid removed grasp the filter and turn counterclockwise to remove the filter.
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Pull the filter out over a trash can. Once out inspect it, if it's dirty you should wash the filter in warm water until the water is clear. When finish let the filter air dry for 24 hours before reinserting it.
Upon reinserting the filter, turn it clockwise to lock it in place, install the filter cover with a clockwise rotation to lock it in place and reinstall the dust bin.
Now plug the vacuum back in and again with the hose removed from the agitator or brush and ready to install an attachment then the vacuum on and you should have a solid suction.
These vacuums are really prone to poor suction if the filter get dirty. Because they have washable filters, you should take time about one a month to clean the filters.
Thanks Dorrian

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Why has air suction pressure has dropped off to almost no suction? Filter cleaning did not help.


Do any of the ports have greater suction than others and are they closer to the vacuum motor unit? You appear to have a piping clog and locating it's position is the primary problem. If you have a portable vacuum, try placing it's hose in the exhaust port of the main unit and insert the pickup hose in a wall port near the main vacuum so that both units are on. The combined suction may pull the clog loose and draw it into the filter of the main unit. The other remedy is to remove the piping from the main unit and see if suction is good at that point, then work your way out to the nearest wall port. Hope some of this helps!

May 24, 2010 | Electrolux Central Vacuum

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There is no suction at all when using the vacuum.


Replace the bag or if it has a dust container, empty the container. If you have done this, turn unit on and place your hand over the mouth of the unit to see if there is any vacuum (suction). If not, then the hole or hose is probably plugged with dirt/hair or something else. Disconnect the hose from the unit and blow through it. Airflow should be easy with no resistance. If you encounter resistance (it is difficult to blow air through the hose) you have to remove the debris blocking it. Take a coat hanger, unravel it into one long wire and make a VERY SMALL hook at the end. Push this down the hose and try to hook the ball of debris and pull it out. You may have to do this several times to clear the hose.

Aug 20, 2009 | Electrolux Vacuums

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No air pressure to **** up dirt


First test suction on unit without the hose, is there suction? If yes, attach hose and test. If no go to the door to outside, attach hose to the top of unit where it blows (under handle on top), put hose out door and turn on. The stuff clogging the hose should blow out the end.

If it wasn't the hose check the wand, and then the power nozzle and using the above to clear obstruction.

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Main vacuum suction won't turn off


try cleaning out hoses,if that dont work turn it on its side if the roller doesnt spin u need to change belt if it does take the bottom cover and try cleaning out the hole under roller

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Suction problem


sounds like you have a leak in the suction path
look for a broken hose or seal

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