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My Electrolux Aerus is cutting off immediately after I turn it on. The full bag light and the electricity light each come on. I replaced the bag and checked the plug. It still will not work. I bought this refurbished about a year ago and only used it enough to see that it ran. Since that time it has been in storage, untouched. My dad sold Electrolux door-to-door for over twenty years, ending in the early 1970's when he passed. I remember watching him repair many vacuums and am hoping I can fix my own. Can you help me? Kathi

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Give me an idea of what model year you have and a picture of the vacuum....may be able to help

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

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.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Aerus Model 152C- vacuum doesn't run

it probably does think you have a full bag.make sure you have it cleaned out and has a bag in there or it might be the sensor for the vacuum and is not working properly. contact your nearest electrolux vac store.or you are not using proper bags.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an Electrolux Aerus 2100 canister vacuum. When I

it might be that the hose connections are bad.or it might be a sensor in the vacuum. call a electrolux vac shop and get it looked at.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Aerus/Electrolus canister vacuum model C152C

Here is a list of things that could cause this, and how to check and/or "fix" them.

First, turn dial on top of vacuum counter-clockwise so the smallest dot lines up with the arrow. See if it stays on. If not, detach hose and turn vacuum on. Place palm of hand over intake. If it turns off, it's possible that the tubes connecting to the CVA are clogged and simply need cleaned. This is most often caused by using "made to fit" Electrolux bags. Dust is sucked through the bags and into the motor compartment of the machine. All interior parts get covered in dust and need to be cleaned. If this is the cause, the vacuum is best cleaned and repaired at an authorized Aerus Electrolux store. If the vacuum shuts off, or won't turn on before placing hand over the intake, it's probable the control valve assembly is bad and needs replaced.

Another cause is an overheated motor due to clogged screen at back of bag well, full or clogged bag, dirty afterfilter, bad wiring/connections, clogged hose, clogged power head, or bad motor. It depends largely on the type and model of cleaner. Clogged wands are also a possibility, but unlikely.

Check and clean screen at back of bag well.

Replace bag. Make sure it's a genuine Electrolux bag made by Home Solutions.

Check and replace afterfilter if necessary. These should be replaced after every six bags.

Broken and worn wiring connections are often found in the hose ends due to abuse and normal wear and tear. You can check the continuity of the hose using a continuity tester or multi-tester. If a multi-tester, turn dial to one of the Ohm settings. Place one probe into one of the terminals on the end of the hose. This will be referred to as T1. Touch the other probe to each of the terminals/connections on the other end of the hose. These will be T3 and T4. One of them should read zero, the other should read infinity. Repeat this with the other terminal, which will be T2.

Drop a marble in one end of hose and let it roll through. If it doesn't roll through, the hose is clogged and needs to be cleared. Plug hose into the exhaust port of the vacuum, place other end in the in port. Turn vacuum on. This provides a blowing and sucking action which should clear the hose.
Detach hose from power nozzle (PN). Drop a marble into the wand end of PN. If it rolls through, it's clear. If not, there's probably a clog behind the brush where the intake opening is. You may be able to reach this through wand end with needle nose pliers, or either end with a knitting/crochet needle or a bent coat hanger.

If none of these "fixes" provide the answer to the problem, it should be taken to the nearest Aerus Electrolux store for diagnosis. Repairs or checks involving disassembly of the vacuum should always be done by an authorized Aerus Electrolux service technician.

The store nearest you can be found by following the instructions at the below listed link:
http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/

Posted on Mar 11, 2011

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SOURCE: Full bag system works properly, but doesn't reset easily

I opened the case and watched the full-bag switch in action. It reset every time but still failed when the hose was connected. I saw nothing to suggest that five on-off cycles of the switch would reset anything, but tried it five times anyway. I tried taping a bit of foam at the end of the bar the vacuum switch moves and it worked fine for about five minutes after reassembly. I gave up, popped it open again, disconnected the clear hose from the vacuum switch and plugged the end of the hose leading to the dial control so that it wouldn't be a constant bleed on the vacuum. When it begins to lose suction I'll check the bag just as I do on other vacuums.

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Aerus Electrolux: Don't Void Your Warranty


Aerus Electrolux Warranty
Aerus carries a great warranty on their machines, up to 20 years limited on top of the line models. However, there are some things that WILL void the warranty. The following are probably the most common.

Use of generic/made-to-fit bags. There’s a reason genuine bags are strongly advised for use with the Aerus and previous Electrolux vacuums, and it’s not just the strength of the bag. Fine dust particles will get through generic bags and result in a damaged motor.

Vacuuming wet carpet and liquids. Although you may try to make sure you don’t use your vacuum on liquids, children, other family members, and/or house cleaners won’t necessarily be as careful/caring. If kids notice the vacuum doesn’t work anymore, they may try to hide the evidence, thus you may not know about the problem.
Keep in mind that if you have your carpet steam cleaned, it can take a week or more to thoroughly dry. Vacuuming during this time will result in water/mud getting into the motor, ruining it almost immediately. A wet bag will also usually break open, sending contents through the motor. The motor will have to be replaced, but it won’t be covered by a warranty.

Dismantling of vacuum by unauthorized persons. If you’re having a problem with your vacuum, and you think it’s an easy, quick fix, don’t. You may get it fixed, but this will void the warranty for future problems. It’s simply not worth it.

Commercial use. The Aerus commercial upright is made for tougher work, but only carries a one year limited warranty. Even though your machine may have a longer, better warranty when used properly, using it as part of a cleaning or similar business voids the warranty. Solution; Don’t do it.

Aerus Electrolux does NOT warranty machines sold over the internet, such as on E-bay. Only those purchased through an authorized franchise or representative carry Aerus' warranty.

Be aware of your machines’ capabilities and warranties. An Aerus Electrolux owner has made a wise investment in a top-of-the-line home cleaning system and generally desires to maintain the system in prime working condition, with full benefits.

Contact Aerus for additional information. You can find a local shop/consultant through their home page: http://aerushome.com/

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There is a light on the top that looks like a cord that is on. the vacuum hose attachment does not work. I just changed a bag did i do something wrong


The light with a cord "plug" on it indicates that there is power coming to the vacuum. This is normal.
Assuming that the vacuum works, but not the power nozzle, turn the PN over to view the brush. Clear all hair, thread, fibers, etc., that may be wrapped aroung the brush. Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut through them for ease of removal. Make sure the ends of the brush are cleared as well. Try the vacuum and press the reset switch on the PN. Does it work?
Is the PN motor running, but the brush isn't spinning. Turn PN over and try to spin the brush. If it turns freely, the belt is broken and needs replaced. This should be done by an authorized Aerus Electrolux service tech to avoid incorrect reassembly and resulting damage to vacuum and owner.
If the brush doesn't freely spin, but turns with resistance, this is normal.
If it still doesn't work, try the Sidekick mini power nozzle that should have come with it. If it works, but the full size PN doesn't, there's a problem with the PN. It needs to be taken to an authorized Aerus Electrolux store for diagnosis (free) and repair.
If the Sidekick doesn't work, the problem is in the hose, wands, or canister. It could be due to bad switches, wiring, and other electrical problems. In this case, the entire vacuum needs to be taken to an authorized Aerus Electrolux dealer for diagnosis and needed repairs.

http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/

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This is most likely due to a broken, worn, or clogged control valve assembly (CVA). You can try resetting the dial to the smallest dot, but I'm not sure that will work for you.
Detach hose from vacuum. Turn vacuum on. If it runs, place palm over intake port. If it shuts off, then it's the CVA. This is a shop repair and should only be done by an authorized Aerus Electrolux service tech. It may seem spendy, but they can also do a clean and service to remove any dust in the interior of the machine and motor. This will extend the life of your machine if there's much dust in it.
The cause of this problem is often due to using "made to fit" Electrolux bags rather than the genuine bags. Genuine bags will always have "Home Solutions" printed on top.
For the nearest Aerus Electrolux store see below site.

http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/

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