Often times when there is something wrong with your Electrolux central vacuum system it can be relatively easy to fix, and will not require a trained central vacuum technician to come out. It all depends on where the problem is in the central vacuum system, and if the homeowner is “handy” enough to get the job done himself. There are several Electrolux central vacuum troubleshooting questions that consumers have, but here we will go over the most common problems with the Electrolux central vacuums that arise:
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Q: My Electrolux Central Vacuum will not turn off?
A: The problem is most likely located within the Electrolux central vacuum unit itself. Within the unit there is a central vacuum motor and printed circuit board (pc board). The low voltage wires which turn your central vacuum on and off are not having any effect and therefore your PC board is most likely defective.
Q: My Electrolux Central Vacuum will not turn on?
A: This could be a mixture of problems with your central vacuum system. Possible problems include a shorted out central vacuum hose, a burnt out central vacuum motor, or a burnt our Electrolux central vacuum pc board. To isolate the problem you will need to do the following steps. First you should complete the LOW VOLTAGE circuit on any of the valves. DO NOT TRY TO COMPLETE HIGH VOLTAGE CIRCUITS, YOU WILL ELECTRICUTE YOURSELF!!!! You can complete a low voltage circuit by using your central vacuum vacpan, simply kicking the switch on it will complete it and turn the central vac on. If your unit does turn on by completing the circuit then the problem is most likely with your Electrolux central vacuum hose. There is a short within the hose that is causing the problem. Unfortunately if the short is located within the length of the hose you will have to replace it.
If the Electrolux central vacuum does not turn on when you complete the low voltage circuit, then the problem is with the PC board or motor. Usually you will have to replace both of these, as burnt out motors or pc boards usually go hand in hand.
Q: My Electrolux Central Vacuum has a burning smell, what is it?
A: Be careful! This burning smell is most likely coming from the electrical components or central vacuum motor. If your central vacuum unit or power nozzle is creating this smell, you will have to replace the motor and circuit board, or replace the whole thing (recommended)
Q: My Electrolux Central Vacuum Power Nozzle will not turn on?
A: This is most likely a short in the Electrolux central vacuum hose or extension wand of your central vacuum system. You should check the connections where they fit together (at the end of the hose handle and the end of the extension wand where it plugs into the power nozzle). If one of these prongs is looking burnt, then you will have to replace the wires or replace the extension wand. Fortunately it is not too hard to replace the wiring in the central vacuum hose handle, but can be a lot more difficult when replacing it in the power nozzle. You should always consider having a specialist do the work. Finding the parts online though will help save you some money, you can find all Electrolux central vacuum parts on centralvacuumdirect.com.
Q: My Electrolux Central Vacuum has low suction?
A: This is probably a clog within your central vacuum pipe. You should contact a local Electrolux central vacuum repair technician to get the clog out without any damage.
These are the most common questions that arise when dealing Electrolux central vacuum troubleshooting, of course you can always ask us more questions by leaving a comment below. We will be quick to answer and central vac questions you may have regarding your system.
Thanks for reading & happy cleaning!
– The Central Vac Guys