Hi, the vacuum runs ok until you either put the hose in or a bit of obstruction in front of the aspiration hole like with your hand . I have checked the bag,it is new, the filter is also new, there is no clog anywhere.
Thanks for your help. Serge
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Re: Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum
Well, make sure the hose part is not clogged, this happened to my friends recently and their vacuum was smoking, if you're positive this isn't happening then it might be just the engine call the sellers, try to explain and see if they exchange for a new one or a refund.
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For Electrolux; Central Vacuum Attachment Kits and Hose and Tool Kits for Electrolux Attachment ... With a clean bag in, the unit starts up and immediately shuts off. If you hold ... From what I have read hear, it sounds like the motor is going. ... How can I fixmy electrolux epic 6500 SR vacuum? ..... It keeps cutting off and on.
Try tipping it on its end,or nearly so. Then tug gently and release until it retracts. This has worked for me nearly every time I'd tried on various Electrolux vacuums.
If this doesn't work, the vacuum needs to be taken to an authorized Aerus Electrolux store for repairs.
It is replaceable. Just take it to the nearest Aerus Electrolux store and the service tech will take care of it for you.
Go to the following site and follow instructions to find the stores nearest you.
2. Check for clogs in the hose and the power nozzle inlet.
3. Disconnect hose. Turn on vacuum. Does it run? If so, place hand over intake? Did it shut off? If it did, the problem is a worn out or broken component inside the vacuum. Generally a result of using generic "made to fit" Electrolux bags. This is a part that needs to be replaced in an authorized Aerus (Electrolux) shop.
As hooton8 stated i have the electrolux epic 6500 sr. as well and when i attempt to vacuum i turn it on and it turns off after about 3 seconds. new bag nothing stuck in tube. I turned dial to the right all the way. Works when hose is not connected..hose is clear.
Ok i found a solution for my Electrolux Epic 6000 which had the exact same symptoms as you describe. I fixed it by disabling the "bag full sensitivity adjustor" (BFSA for short, for the lack of a better term). For that i opened the case, removed the hose that was preventing me from opening complety the casing, unscrewed the transaparent BFSA mechanism.
Here's the walkthrough:
- Open the case: Open the top part of the vacuum (where the bag is)
- Remove the 2 side rubber by sliding them from the back to the front of the vaccuum
- Remove the "plastic cap" at the end of the vacuum (you can slightly lift the vacuum top part to make it easier)
- Now unplug a small air hose to be able to open the case completely.
- Find the BFSA device and unscrew it.
- Now give your vacuum a try... it worked for me.