I have a loud noise coming from the motor. Electrolux Epic 6500 sr Vacuum
I have a loud noise coming from the motor. It smells like it is overheating. How do I open the canister to see the motor?
With the smell and the noise, it's likely the motor is shot. Unless it's seen heavy use, this is unusual for an Electrolux of this age. Or it could have been used to vacuum sheetrock dust, glass, or even liquids, possibly without your knowledge. Or "made to fit" bags were used, allowing more dust to get inside the canister and into the motor.
Unless other parts/accessories need replaced, it's much cheaper to have the motor replaced than to buy a new vacuum.
I recommend taking it to the nearest Aerus Electrolux store for a definite diagnosis (should be free), cleaning, and repair if needed. The technician will also let you know what other problems there are.
If you leave it for repairs, make sure you are given a copy of the work order for the vacuum that includes: type and model of vacuum, serial number, accessories left, your name and address, and an estimate. You'll need this to get your vacuum back. It's a good idea to also have this information written down at home.
Apr 17, 2011 |
Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum