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First try turning dial on top of the machine so the arrow lines up with the smallest dot.
The most likely problem is clogged, worn, or broken control valve assembly (CVA). It could also be clogged tubes to the CVA. This is usually caused by using "made to fit" bags rather than the genuine bags made by Home Solutions. The vacuum would need to be taken to an authorized Aerus Electrolux store for repair/replacement. Generally, if this is the problem, the interior of the vacuum, including the motor, needs cleaned as well.
Some other simple things you can check are:
Dirty afterfilter. This is located on the exhaust hole on the back of the vacuum. To access, press in on tab at back of the exhaust cover, lift cover from the back, and remove filter. If the filter is dark, it is clogged with dust particles and needs replaced. Turn vacuum on and run it for awhile. If it continues to run, this is the problem.
Another potential cause is a clogged hose. Disconnect hose at both ends. Drop a coin down one end and lift that end to allow coin to drop through the other end. If it does, fine. If not, connect hose to the exhaust port, place other end into a large garbage bag, or into the in port of the vacuum, and turn on. This almost always clears the hose.
Check the elbow of the power nozzle where the hose connects. Drop a coin through here to check for clogs. If there is one, it can generally be cleared by pushing it toward the brush with a wooden spoon handle, or similar blunt object.
For nearest store, follow instructions at below link.
http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/

Posted on Feb 12, 2011

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