Question about Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum
I have an Electrolux Epic 6500 SR (predecessor of Lux 7000).
The full bag system works properly--it shuts down the vacuum when the bag is full and illuminates the full bag light.
However, when I try to start the vacuum again with a new bag, the full bag light stays on and the vacuum doesn't reset right away.
If I put a new bag into the machine and press the on/off switch 5 + times, the full bag light goes out and the vacuum starts running again. I have had several of these vacuums with the full bag sensors and I have never run into a problem with the system on any of them before.
Here's the scenario:
1. Vacuuming until the bag is full and the sensor switches off the machine and the full bag light illuminates.
2. Press on/off switch to turn "off" vacuum--Full bag light stays illuminated.
3. Insert new and empty bag.
4. Press on/off switch to turn on vacuum (full bag light is still illuminated).
5. Vacuum does not turn on (full bag light is still illuminated).
6. Press on/off switch 5+ times and the full bag light turns off.
7. Press on/off switch and vacuum turns on.
Anyone have an idea? The Aerus/Electrolux service agent near me simply tells me that I should invest in a new vacuum cleaner. I know that there is an alternative solution here.
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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