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Q: Electrolux vacuum repair project ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Electrolux vacuum repair project
Category: Family and Home
Asked by: kilboj-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 03 Mar 2006 06:13 PST
Expires: 02 Apr 2006 07:13 PDT
Question ID: 703204
I am restoring an Electrolux I rescued from the trash room.  It's the
model with the plastic body.  I have so far repaired the wands'
electricals, and it was working fine.  Just now it has developed a
false "bag full" shut down, even if the bag is new.  It runs if the
hose is not connected, but shuts off immediately if I cover the inlet
or connect the hose.  To prevent me just tearing it all down to find
the faulty sensor, can anyone advise what part, and
where, is at fault?  Links to parts diagrams or schematics would be
good.  I am tempted to just bypass it and detect lower vacuum the old
fashioned way, by noticing when it stops picking up dirt.  That's not

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Electrolux vacuum repair project
From: jeff_h-ga on 10 Mar 2006 16:13 PST
can't really help, but to say that i have an older electrolux prolux
commercial vac w plastic body.  and even when the indicator tells me
the bag's full (and i've let it get really full when i ran out of
bags), it never shut down on me.  so disabling it sounds good.
Subject: Re: Electrolux vacuum repair project
From: nitro77-ga on 18 Mar 2006 13:00 PST
its been years but i think I remember a vacuum tube being the cause of
your problems.It should be found beside where the bag goes and on the
inside.clear thois tube and see if your problem is corrected.just let
us know.
Subject: Re: Electrolux vacuum repair project
From: towhomitmayconcern-ga on 09 Aug 2006 17:02 PDT
Since march, I hope by now you already know, but in case not, it's
almost gonna be a slap in the face, I have a housekeeping service and
I've done all my own repairs for years,the problem with most lux vacs
that pop open when they're  not full is usually due to not using
"genuine" electrolux vacuum bags,the cardboard tops are made to help
keep that seal tight, other bags are thinner and don't do it. In order
to save money and continue using cheaper bags I have gone so far as to
bungie cord, thru the handle around the hose and back to the handle to
keep the top closed. Good luck

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