M&S Systems AirVac AVP1200 Platinum Series Central Vac – 12,000 sq ft Bagged Central System Vacuum\015 Vac sucks with full power at the canister but no suction at any of the oulets. Would not **** any of the strips of cloth from any of the outlets. Suspect the problem is in the hard white hosing that runs through basement ceiling. Seeking suggestions on ways to trouble shoot in this hosing, not the vaccum hose.\015
How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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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. Another option would be to reverse the airflow through the hose by connecting the handle end into the intake on the main unit.
The most common problems found in vacuum cleaners are low suction force, excessive noise, burning smell, vacuum not turn on, and overheating. These issues can be fixed by either cleaning the device or replacing some parts of the device. At times, it is best to seek a professional to fix the cleaner effectively.
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.
the vacuum system may be dirty, the pumping line may be restricted or too small in diameter, the pump may be dirty or with too little capacity, the pumping speed may be restricted due to other causes.
When using the central vacuum system, you simply plug a hose into one of the inlet valves. The hose connects to the power unit, creating a powerful suction that pulls dirt, dust and debris through the tubing system and into a collection canister.
Plug the power cord into your power source. Now arc a wire across the low voltage terminals. You should see a little spark when you touch the terminals and you should hear a “click” inside the board. If there is no spark, then the transformer is bad.
Low suction or poor pick-up may be due to a clog in the vacuum cleaner. If you notice a change in the sound of the motor or a reduction in the spinning action, check for clogs. First, remove the Easy Empty dirt tank from the vacuum and discard all dirt and debris.
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Central vac our central vac will not work unless the main vac in the garage is switched on manualy…. its sucking fine but i have to switch it off at the main switch in the garage after i have used it normaly i just plug in the hose and vac away and it switches itself off we have just had cable installed with a fisher guy in the walls do you think that would be the problem thanks a lot
It is possible that the low voltage wiring that controls your central vacuum has been damaged during the cable work. You can check to see if the low voltage relay is working by shorting the two terminals together at the unit. Just disconnect the two small (18-22 gauge) wires from the unit and short across the terminals where the wires connect. If the unit comes on, the vacuum is fine, and it is most likely the low voltage control wires that have been damaged. It should be a pretty easy fix, if you can get to where the wires are located. They are probably just pulled apart at a joint. Good Luck!!
Troubleshoot a problem with central vac – not in the vac hose
The only thing you can use really is a plumbers snake.
Not sure if thats what its called in the States. Its a long flexible metal spiral spring that plumbers use to clear blocked drains
Rob in the UK
Hi I need help because I have a problem with my Electrolux Centralux Central Vac system in my house. When I plug the vac hose in the central vac socket at first I heard the motor running very gently with NO suction then after a minute or so it went completely dead and they is NO motor sound, suction, or anything happening what so ever. Can anyone tell me what this problem is???
Have you checked for a clog in the lines or in the hose? If there is no clog in the system anywhere, then your motor could be dying.
I have a model 1561 electrolux central vac..can i use a hose and accessories from a model 15448 model electrolux central vac to compliment my central vac unit
If the hose fits into the inlets, then there should be no problem.
Hose Problem The hose broke just above the cuff on the inlet end of the hose. I found that the hose doesn’t thread into this cuff but appears to be heat bonded in some way. Can I get a replacement cuff or do I have to replace the hose?
Looks like you can just get the hose, part #38479-4, It should just screw into the adapter or it may be glued in.
I have an electrolux central vacuum in my house. My central vac hose has something stuck in it, I think, maybe a sock. I tried to put a long dryer wand down it but the hose is just too long. Does this need a repair man or new hose?? Any idea of a way to blow it out? Thanks.
The best way to clear an obstruction is to blow it out by attaching the wall end to the exhaust of a shop vacuum, or using an air compressor.
.You can try holding the wand end of the hose directly to the CV in port and turning the machine on. This provides essentially the same action as the previous method.
.If neither of these work, try a combination of the two. Or using a shop vac, hold the wall end to the exhaust of the vacuum and the wand end to the in port of the shop vac. Turn shop vac on and the obstruction should come out.
.Borrow a good strong shop vacuum if you need to.
.If these methods fail, take it to an authorized Aerus Electrolux store and have the service tech try to clear it. Care must always be taken when trying to clear an obstuction with a long object, especially if it’s pointed. I’ve seen many hoses that have shorted out and even caught fire due to the wiring accidentally being “nicked”.
Power nozzle not working on my vac but does on another vac
If pushing the reset button doesn’t help try having your local Aerus dealer check out the 2 prongs in the power head where it all connects. Sometimes they go bad.
NuTone CV353 Central Vac does not start when hose is plugged into
Try to plug the hose in sideways. So the top of the hose is rotated 90 degrees. If the unit turns on then there is something wrong with the hose. It might be a short or it could be a bad switch on the handle. If the unit still wont turn on I would think that maybe the low voltage wire got disconnected from the unit or there is a break in the low voltage wire somewhere along the way. Let me know if you plugging the hose in sideways works.