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Electrolux 2100 canister vacuum. Motor replaced 5 months ago. Now bag 1/8 full caused full bag light to trip. With new bag, placing hand over suction inlet trips full bag light. Is there a hi-current or other motor voltage strain device or circuit to detect the motor needing to draw more?

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The bag full system is a simple one, based on air pressure: a spring keep a plunger in balance in a cylinder open at both ends - one end inside the vacuum chamber (where the fan of the motor is situated) , the other connected to the outside air. When the difference between the pressures is larger than the full force of the spring the plunger is sucked all the way to the bottom of cylinder where it triggers the warning switch. So placing the hand over the inlet will surely trigger it even in a new one. This system has no connection with the motor, no influence on it whatsoever.
You get this error because either the spring has aged and no longer opposes the correct resistance and the entire system will have to be replaced or there is a blockage on the air pathway - from the brush all the way to the fan. To find the blockage you will need to inspect the brush, hose, connector filters and the fan itself .
Extensive dismantling of the vacuum unit will be needed for that, if you don't know how to do it then you will have to take it to a repair shop.

Posted on May 28, 2011

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