Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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Why Does My Electrolux Vacuum Head Turn On and Off? Typically, an intermittent on/off issue has to do with a connection between the vacuum head and the hose handle.
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.
Check that the vacuum cleaner is plugged into a working power outlet and that fuses and breakers don`t need resetting. An activated thermal cut-out due to a blockage is the next most likely cause of the problem. Check for blockages in the hose and filters, and remove any obstructions that you find.
Check for a plugged hose:

Plugged vacuum hoses are sometimes the reason for a loss in suction. Hoses can get clogged with hair, dust bunnies, string, or anything else that can`t pass through the other end of the hose. Airways inside the machine should be looked at as well. Wherever there is an air passage, check it.

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.
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.
Where is the filter? The filter on an Electrolux front-load washer is located on the lower front panel of the washer, typically at the bottom, close to the floor. The filter is behind an access panel that can be opened with your fingers or a flat-edge screwdriver or coin.
A vacuum filter is a filter in which the liquid passes through more easily because of a vacuum on the liquid output side. The slurry filtered rapidly through paper on a vacuum filter to yield a cake of polysaccharide and an amber filtrate. A vacuum filter in good mechanical condition will easily dewater a sludge.
The most common problem with a vacuum cleaner is also the easiest to remedy: clogs in the hose or attachments. Also the electrical cord, motor, switch, fan, brushes, and motor bearings can all need repair or replacement. The drive belt may need replacing; and the attachments, hoses, and filters may need unclogging.
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.
Clog located in the vacuum hose

Turn the unit on and feel the suction at the end of the hose handle. If there is no or low suction, then the clog is in the hose. You can remove the clog by running a long, stiff object through the hose, such as a butter knife, starting at the wall end.

The most common cause of vacuum pump failure occurs due to broken belts, electrical problems inside the unit, or vacuum hoses that fail.
Neglect your vacuum filter bags, and you`ll swiftly lose suction power. This, in turn, places unnecessary strain on your vacuum`s motor. Eventually, your vacuum will become a lot more difficult to maneuver, not to mention less effective at cleaning your rugs, carpeting, or other surfaces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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I have a whole in my hose can you please tell me how I can fix it. It is located where attaches so duk tape does not hold. tnx.
ANSWER : There isn’t anything you can do about it. If it was in the middle of the hose then you can tape it up for a temporary solution, but you’re going to have to get a new hose. There’s no two ways around it.

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I HAVE A BISSELL PROHEAT CARPET CLEANER 7920 I DISSEMBLY IT TO CLEAN IT. I DON’T KNOW IF I PUT THE HOSES BACK IN THE RIGHT LOCATION BECAUSE AFTER I PUT IT BACK TOGETHER IT’S LEAKING WATER ALL OVER THE FLOOR BUT IT WILL RECOVER THE WATER FROM THE FLOOR AND THE SOLUTION WON’T SPARY OUT I THINK THE HOSES ARE NOT IN THEIR RIGHT LOCATION TO STOP THE FLOW WHEN IT’S NOT SUPPOSE TO BE COMING OUT CONSTANTLY HELP PLEASE IS THEIR A HOSE DIAGRAM FOR THE HOSES INSIDE THE CARPET CLEANER
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I HAVE A BISSELL PROHEAT CARPET CLEANER I DISSEMBLY IT TO CLEAN IT. I DON’T KNOW IF I PUT THE HOSES BACK IN THE RIGHT LOCATION BECAUSE AFTER I PUT IT BACK TOGETHER IT’S LEAKING WATER ALL OVER THE FLOOR BUT IT WILL RECOVER THE WATER FROM THE FLOOR AND THE SOLUTION WON’T SPARY OUT I THINK THE HOSES ARE NOT IN THEIR RIGHT LOCATION TO STOP THE FLOW WHEN IT’S NOT SUPPOSE TO BE COMING OUT CONSTANTLY HELP PLEASE IS THEIR A HOSE DIAGRAM FOR THE HOSES INSIDE THE CARPET CLEANER
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Kirby G7, hose ripped out of the base attachment. Can this be fixed or do I need a whole new hose assembly??
ANSWER : You mite be able to get the part you want from the link below
http://www.vacpartswarehouse.com/Kirby-Ultimate-G-Diamond-G7-Upright-Vacuum-Cleaner-s/2818.htm

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Kirby turns on with hose attachement but not with head attachment
ANSWER : Front of the unit, black switch that is pressed by this plastic protrusion from hose coupling has two parts. It is because ANY generation Kirby has speeds – HIGH for vacuuming with hose and LOW for using it with nozzle.
Looks like the switch went bad (Switch HERE)

We have instructions for replacing it too.
The “funny noise” with hose throws me off a bit though. Check if there is nothing in the hose (put a nickle through it).

Good Luck

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I have a Kirby Heritage II Turbo and I need a user’s manual, but can’t find one anywhere. I have to replace the fill tube in the bag and can see the cable tie on top that holds it in place, but don’t know how it’s attached to the mini-emtor. If I can’t replace the fill tube, will tape fix it? If I just taped it; will it hold? Thanks.
ANSWER : Taping usually just causes a mess. The mini-emptor has coarse threads on it that the fill tube screws on to. Occasionally there is a cable tie on the bottom which is not really necessary. If you cut the tube near the bottom, you can get hold of it’s wire frame and rip it out. After cleaning the threaded area on the mini-emptor, wet one end of the new fill tube with water and screw it well down. The bag top adapter can then be put on and secured with cable ties.

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My bissell proheat upright steam cleaner is spraying out through the attachments just fine, but will not spray to the floor when using upright. we’ve taken it apart to find that there is no water at all going through one of the hoses, but it appears the hose is connected behind the on/off and heat switches, we can’t seem to figure out how to get in there to replace that hose….any suggestions on how to access this?? just curious how you would get in to replace the hose, we know it is the hose..
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Broken hose The hose on my Hoover F5837-900 Steam vac Supreme broke away from the coupler on the bottom of the unit – under/behind the recovery tank (solution tube is till attached). It might have gotten pinched in there a couple times. Problem – it was glued in the coupler really well, and I cannot get the whole thing out – hose will be too short anyway – is there a way to fix this or a part I can order instead??
ANSWER : You will have to replace the complete hose asm, part # 90001337

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