Having problems with your Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum ?

With a new bag -after turning vacuum on, it shuts down

\015 The full bag symbol shows up even with a new bag; after turning it on, vacuum runs 2 seconds and shuts down with the full bag icon illuminated.\015

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This vac is prone to a control valve failure with the exact symptoms you describe. There is a dial valve on top of the machine designed to regulate how full the bag will get. The valve which sits underneath the dial on the vac likely has a broken plunger and will need to be replaced. Take it to an AERUS Electrolux dealer / shop for an experienced tech to work on.
I used to be a service manager for Electrolux.
\015\012For a blocked hose, turn the hose around and **** the clog out the way it came it. If you have the exhaust connectoin, plug the hose in there and put the other end at the intake, and blow it out.
\015\012For the "Bag Full" problem, in the bag area, look for a very small metal circle, about 1/8" diameter, with a hole in it about this ○ big.. This is the vacuum port. Use an old DRY toothbrush to clean it out. If this doeas.t take care of it, the diaphragm (Vacuum motor) is bad.
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