Electrolux Ultrasilencer Green Canister Vacuum
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Remove the filter and empty out any loose contents/rubbish. Rinse under warmer water for 1 minute (max 400C). Leave out to dry, making sure it is completely dry before refitting to your vacuum. Detach the Hepa filter and rinse under cold water for 2 minutes.
The motor filter is located behind the Electrolux S Bag. To reach it, simply push the bag to the side. To open up the motor filter compartment, press downward to release the locking mechanism and pull forward to access the motor filter.
Gently tap the filter on the side of the rubbish to remove dust. Then use an old, soft toothbrush or paper towel to brush the rest of the debris off. Don`t rinse it – that`ll ruin the fibres. If it`s particularly dirty, you can use a handheld vacuum to gently suck up any dirt trapped in the fibres.
In order to clean your reusable filter, you can simply rinse it with water. You can do this is a kitchen sink or with your garden hose outside. Be sure to remove as much dust and debris as possible.
HEPA filters are not designed to be washed and reused. Doing so will cause damage to the fibers which makes the filter ineffective and it will become void of its job. Once a filter has reached the maximum capacity of harmful particles, it will need to be replaced with a fresh, new one.
Cleaning a vacuum cartridge filter
To clean a cartridge filter, remove the cartridge and tap to loosen the dirt between the pleated material. Try to get as much debris out as you can. Some cartridge filters can be washed under warm water and left out to dry; however, refer to the owner`s manual before doing so.
To do this, remove the base of the unit with a twist or by unlatching, then dump the debris and put a plastic bag over the bottom and shake the center-weighted cloth filter. On top emptying models simply open the top and remove the bag.
Filters out 99.97-percent of dust and other airborne irritants smaller then 0.3 microns. Both washable and reusable. HEPA Filter can be rinsed clean with warm water, let it fully dry and be reused in the Nimble.
You can try to clean them and reuse them, even if the brand says to discard them after use, but be aware that they won`t be operating with the same thoroughness afterwards.
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How to clean a washable electrolux filter – Electrolux Ultrasilencer Green Canister Vacuum
Ok so i am going to assume you are talking about an Electrolux filter
that is basically a rectangle shape with a hard plastic outer and folded corrugated filter material in the middle. The link I put to Electrolux filter would be a good example. Basically I would caution you against washing it. I know the packaging says that it is washable but what I have found is that the pores of the filter material are too fine for water to pass through. What will happen is that the vacuums suction will wedge tiny bits of dirt and dust in the pores and water will not necessarily flush it out. What is far more likely to happen is that it will wash out a fair amount but leave a portion in the filter to set and therefore continue to block suction.
You are better to use an air compressor or simply tap the filter out on a piece of newspaper and change it every year or so.
Of course if your filter is more like a Electrolux UltraActive filter
which is basically foam then you simply rinse it out like a kitchen sponge and make sure it is bone dry before putting back in the machine.
I had the vacuum cleaner question about the canister and the wand/powerhead… the Kenmore Progressive Vacuum canister model 116.25812 and the canister not powering off without unplugging the vacuum. The solution I received that they both run on their own switch so it is normal makes sense. However, is there a power switch on the canister anywhere? The only way for the canister to be turned off is by unplugging it. Any ideas? One would think there would be a switch. I am new to fixya and hope
Hi. On some models, one switch controls all of the power. Your issue, which is no working switch is almost certainly a blown triac on the circuit board in the canister – kenmore part number KC86WBZRZ000
Looks like a common fault with this particular model judging by the number of complaints on the web.
.Take it to your local vacuum repair shop and they should be able to fix it for a nominal fee.
Unbeknownst to me, someone took the bag out of my Kenmore Progressive vacuum and failed to replace it. I have been vacuuming without a bag for months, and today the vacuum stopped sucking. When I opened up the front to replace the bag, tons of dirt and dust came pouring out. I thoroughly cleaned the vacuum, put in a new bag, but still no sucking power. Just dust coming from the rear vents where one of the filters is. Is the vacuum ruined, or is it a simple solution of buying a new filter?
Sounds like you need to buy a new motor. All that grit and dust will ruin a motor and I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did.
.This is where a vacuum that won’t run without a bag would have been nice. (Aerus for one)
HEPA Filter My vacuum came with a sponge over the filter and the directions said I could wash the filter. Do the directions mean to wash the black sponge or the actual filter? Is the sponge part of the filter or is it trash? Filter F27 Dirt Devil Purpose Cleaner for Pets Upright Bagless Vacuum Model #1LY2108-000
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.Posted by jenski66 on Jul 02, 2008
.My vacuum came with a sponge over the filter and the directions said I could wash the filter. Do the directions mean to wash the black sponge or the actual filter? Is the sponge part of the filter or is it trash?
Dirt Devil Purpose Cleaner for Pets
Upright Bagless Vacuum
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Typically the top filter of which is the sponge is washable but the HEPA filter is not, it can be brushed off and vacuum off with another vacuum, but the best filtration is to replace the HEPA filter and to wash the sponge filter, if the sponge filter get to bad then replace the sponge filter as well. Or, you can check with your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or to contact the manufacturer’s website and or phone #. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
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.Thanks, Don the Vac Man
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I purchased a brand new Eureka Pet vacuum, sorry don’t know exact name but it the one that has the self cleaning duster on it. Last night I used the vacuum on my carpet, it was working fine until I accidently sucked up the corner of a scarf that was hanging off a couch. I shut the vacuum off, pulled out the scarf and and resumed vacuuming. Much to my dismay the suction on the vacuum had ceased. Can you tell me if there is a reset button on the vacuum? The vacuum does not appear to be damage
If the motor is running, there should be suction. Possible problems depend on whether it’s a canister or upright and are:
.A clog in the hose, UR or canister. Detach hose. Drop small coin in one end and lift hose causing it to roll out the other. If it does, no clog in hose. Drop same coin into hose opening on power head. If it rolls out, no clog in PN.
.Broken fan blades, UR. Needs to be taken to shop for repair/replacement.
.A reset button is for use if the motor isn’t running, so won’t have anything to do with the suction.
When we turn on the vacuum, the canister falls open. The clips holding the canister in place do not seem to hold the canister tightly which I’m sure that it did in the past. The clips do not look bent, but every time we turn on the vacuum the intense pressure blows the canister open only remaining attached the the rest of the vacuum by one clip
Check filter and make sure it is kept clean at regular intervals. Possibly worn out clip retainers on cannister side due to excessive pressure build up. Do not force closure unless pressure is back to normal. May crack cannister or damage unit beyond repair.
Electrolux twin clean vacuum cleaner. After 5 minutes it keeps of thinking the filters need cleaning (and they don’t). I re charge the
power, and all seems fine and then it goes back to
wanting the filters cleaned. The suction is also
not working to full capacity.
Because the suction is not working fully it feels that the bags must be full and the air cannot be pulled through the bags. It could be due to 1) bags not being of correct quality. The air has to pass through them to allow all the dust to reach there. 2) There being real low suction due to a blockage somewhere. Check and remove he blockage.
Twin clean electrolux vacuum turned off by itself…one of the filters was packed with dirt…I cleaned it and rotated the filter; but vacuum will not turn on….Still under warranty..
May have blown a fuse, well since its covered by warranty its best to use the warranty isntead of going inside yourself.