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How do you access the motor and guts of an Aeruslux or Electrolux Canister Vacuum Cleaner

I am having trouble figuring out how to open the canister of my Electro- and Aerus-Lux canister vacuum cleaners. They are designed to baffle DIYers. I have a hacksaw, and I am willing to use it.

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  • Barbie KingScott Jul 23, 2014

    I did a Google search using different terms and found some possible solutions which I will post as soon as I test them out.

  • Barbie KingScott Aug 04, 2014

    I tried to post the solution I found to this challenge, but I couldn't figure out how to post it. What I did post, I posted in the wrong place. I think I found it under Electrolux LE model 1623. I'll do my best here: 1. Unplug canister, remove hose and bag. 2. Open bag compartment and lay the canister on either side. Leave the bag compartment (front) open. 3. Use a block and hammer to knock the bumpers on either side toward the open bag compartment. 4. Place the block behind the bumper at the rear end of the canister, and give it a couple of good solid whacks. This frees the number assembly out of the little catch that holds it in place. Do the same on the other side, and there you have an open canister. Now all I have to do is figure out how to open the motor and fan housing! Any ideas?



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Hi, I can help. Flip the canister on it's back. Remove all crews. Should pull apart from there. If not check around body to see if it's clipped. You may have to pry the sides apart. That will give you access. Be careful and pay attention to where everything is. Good luck.

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