Electrolux, Aerus, and Centralux Central Vacuums Q&A
MC-2XX Circuit Board Replacement
Question:
Hi, I have a CentraLux model J33370G. Stopped running. I traced the problem back to the circuit board Online through a different store and was told the replacement for my Aerus MC-2XA circuit board was a MC-2XX. I installed it and it runs when plugged in on the bench. Without jumping the hose low voltage switch. The filter low voltage switch functions properly. Do I have the correct board? If not, Where do I go to find the correct board? Thanks, Kevin G.
Answer:
It sounds like you have the correct board. You should undo the filter switch and see what happens. It is not really needed. We have used this board successfully in many vacuums and leave the filter switch undone. http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=235S

Motor Making Loud Sound
Question:
Motor suddenly changed sound, very loud, still has vacuum, cannister and filter look ok. Motor bearings perhaps?Mike, Enumclaw,Wa
Answer:
Probably the bearings, but you can use it until it goes bad. But having said that, if it heats up too much it may cause the mini breaker to pop (as it is supposed to do) and then maybe fail (meaning it will pop too soon after you install the new motor).

Centralux E130 No Power
Question:
Hi! I have a centralux E130 vacuum. Was vacuuming and turned the unit off to switch the floor accessory on bottom of hose. When I turned the switch back on it will not turn on. I have tried different wall outlets, the outlet to central vac, and circuit breaker. Can not figure out the problem. I've called electrolux which in return had me call beam. They have given me 3 numbers to call to see if someone can troubleshoot over the phone. The first number has been disconnected, the second number only does installs, and the third number said they would call back and I've heard nothing. Can someone please help me out? Melissa Litchfield
Answer:
You could have one of several issues here. Your motor could be dead, the hose could have a short, or the wires from the inlets to the unit could have a short. A simple series of quick tests will narrow down the issue. Follow our troubleshooting guide here http://builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html This will let you know how to test, in what order to test, and how to solve the problem.

Electrolux E130A Brush Power Issues
Question:
Hello. I have the E130A unit in our home. I am experiencing the problem of the l-shape powernozzle power going out. I took the part to a vacuum repair place locally; it worked for a short time but has gone out yet again. Is there someway to truly repair this, or purchase this part individually? The rest of the vacuum system is working beautifully. Thank you. Mikki in Faribault
Answer:
You may just need to replace the carpet brush if you continue to experience power problems. Once power brushes get old, many of the parts are no longer available. Take a look at your replacement options here, http://builtinvacuum.com/brushes/electric.html

Electrolux E130 Top Fan Came Off
Question:
I have a Electrolux E130 that runs for a while then stops. I opened it up and the fan seems to be not attached anymore. I would like to know if the fan issues cause it to shut down, can I fix the fan and how-are there any instructions to do this, and where do I get the fan to fix it. Thank you. Bob-Mundelein, IL
Answer:
The top fan on the motor is the cooling fan for the internal components of the motor. If it comes off, the motor will overheat and shut down. There is not a way to refit the fan onto the motor, the entire motor will need to be replaced.

Electrolux Circuit Board
Question:
I have an E130A Electrolux 120 v. 12 amps 60 HZ. Like someone else on this dicussion page, after it has been running a few minutes, it begins turning itself on and off, about as fast as you could turn the switch on and off on the hose control. What board do I need?
Answer:
You can use the circuit board pictured at the top of the page for all Electrolux 110 volt models http://builtinvacuum.com/help/electrolux/motor.html#motor

Electrolux 1590 Replacement Relay
Question:
I have a Model 1590 (Serial C-20388B) that is about 20 years old. Unit worked fine then would not shut off when hose was unplugged. Disconnecting low voltage lines did not shut of unit. I have removed the relay (Honeywell R8228A 1006) and now read that this is no longer available. What is the correct replacement relay? Thanks for your help.
Answer:
For your system it is better to replace the relay and transformer with our circuit board found here, http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=235S 

Circuit Board Wiring
Question:
I just replaced the circuit board in my E130G and now when I put the filter back in the until immediately turns on and runs continuously. Bill G from Jackson.
Answer:
You have the wiring wrong, the power is connected directly to the motor. Refer to the wiring diagram to correct here, http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=235S Click on the picture to enlarge the image.

Electrolux 1590 Will Not Turn Off
Question:
My electrolux model 1590 will not turn off unless I pull the plug. The circuit breaker switch will not go in. Lisa Monroe two nj
Answer:
This is usually due to a bad relay that is not disengaging.  Follow our troubleshooting guide to confirm at http://builtinvacuum.com/education/troubleshoot.html

Electric Nozzles Stopped Working
Question:
I have an Electrolux Central Vac Model E130F. The suction is fine but the power head isn't working, niether is the sidekick. I also tried the reset button, and plugging the powerhead and sidekick directly into the noozle (no wands) and still not working. Could it be I need to replace the on/off switch possibly? If so, do you know where I can buy this? If not, any other suggestions? Thanks for any assistance you can provide. Mel VA
Answer:
Can you try plugging them directly into the vacuum wall inlet? You can if your have a direct connect, not pigtail corded hose. But since they are both not working, the failure point is usually the direct connect plug or the pigtail cord. There is a hidden diode fuse that goes bad. Replace the plug or cord and you should be fine. Here is some more help http://builtinvacuum.com/hoses/electrichoses-tech.html

Electrolux System Cleaning
Question:
We are new tenants to home with an Electrolux 1590 and would like to now how we clean the main unit? Does is have a bag, built in filter...? If replaceable bags/filters where can they be purchased? Thanka
Answer:
That is a cyclonic unit, so no bags are used.  There is a foam filter just below the motor. Remove the bottom collection bin and reach up to the filter, pull down to remove.  The filter should be cleaned regularly by brushing the outside and clearing any built up dirt and debris. Replacement filters can be found here, http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=730EXF&title=Filter+for+Electrolux

Weak Suction
Question:
My e130a hose has weak to no suction. All the wall inlets have great suction but the hose will not pick up any dirt or even dust. I have plugged the hose into the wall and tried to suck out the hose by attaching the end to another inlet and it still wont pull out what we are hoping is the clog. Please help. Kellyn from Edmonton, AB
Answer:
Hello, please use this guide to find the issue and solution www.builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html

Electrolux 6500SR
Question:
My Electrolux 6500sr only works when the hose is not attached. A vacuum store employee said I needed a new hose so I ordered one on the net. When I connected the new hose, once again the motor stopped. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Mary, Laguna Niguel
Answer:
Is that a built-in central vacuum? If so we can help you find the issue and you can start here www.builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html. If not then please find a repair person in your area for portable vacuums that is more knowledgeable.

Electrolux 6500 Sr How To Remove The Top Cover.
Question:
How do I get the top cover off where the foot switch is located on my Electrolux 6500 SR vac? Thanks. Tony, Chinco. VA
Answer:
You will first need to remove the screws from the underside of the brush.  The top cover will then come off.

Centralux E130J Motor
Question:
Can I assume from reading the above questions that my Centralux E130J with the sickening click only needs a motor? If so, which one and how difficult is it replace as a DIY? Thanks
Answer:
Yes, if all you get is a click at the main unit then you need only a motor. It is not difficult to change out, just read over the instructions in the link. The motor you need is one of two here, the only way to tell is by looking at the bottom of yours. If it is perfectly flat or not. Let us know if you need any help. http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=209C,209,730EXF,how2mtr

Bought Used 1590
Question:
Hello, I just bought a used Electrolux centralvac mode 1590. I want to know about how old are these, did they ever take bags, what is the water lift/suction on it, and what size house is it for? I have a 2000sq one level home and plan on installing the unit in the detached heated and cooled shop out back. It's about 20 ft away from my house. Will this be a problem? Thanks so much. Phillip
Answer:
This is a good vacuum. It has a strong motor, steel construction, and foam filter. It never took a bag. Your home size and detached location is fine for its power. It is for homes with the longest run around 125 feet, and any number of inlets. The motor specs are here http://builtinvacuum.com/help/electrolux/motor.html. All our complete kits are compatible.

Mini Breaker Popped Way Out
Question:
This in reply to the answer to my Electrolux E130A question bout weather it is the motor. The minibreaker on the main unit is popped way out and will not stay in. Can I do anything to so it will sty in to run the test you suggested. Lindsey
Answer:
There is not a way to test this with the mini breaker completely disengaged. An electrician can, though. He'd bypass the mini breaker by connecting the wires on it together.  Also remember that the motor may run for a while after it's been moved around. Will it run for 15 minutes though? That is the test.

Bad Motor or Breaker?
Question:
I have an Electrolux E130A that stopped working. When you flick the nozzle hose there is nothing. when you press the restart button on the canister it doesn't click or stay in. I can run the power nozzle but has no suction. Am I right in assuming it is the motor and not the motor brushes mentioned in some of the other Q&A. Lindsey
Answer:
When you try starting it from the home you should hear a click at the main unit, then you know the motor is bad. The minibreaker on the main unit, when popped, comes out really far, so it may be in already. It needs to be in to run this test. Let us know if you need more  help.

Control Board?
Question:
can i buy the control board for a e130g centralux vaccuum ???????? dave/creston, ia
Answer:
Dave, the board is available from Electrolux for around $200. We have a robust generic board for all models that does the same thing for around $40. Easy to retrofit and to wire it use this diagram http://builtinvacuum.com/help/downloads/Electrolux-motor-circuit-board.pdf

Suctioned Water
Question:
I accidently sucked some water while cleaning my car, now I only get little suction on suction mode and no suction on power mode. Have I ruined the motor? Thanks, Lacey
Answer:
Lacey, try removing the filter. It is probably caked with gunk. You can wash it and let it completely dry. Also, you should use this guide to be sure it is not something else http://builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html

Smells Like Cigarette Smoke
Question:
Epic 6500 Smells I have an Epic 6500 I got it from my mom she smokes and the vacuum still smells of stale smoke, I have tried changing the filter and it does not help. Do you know what I can do to get the smell out of the vacuum
Answer:
Hi, remove the filter and spray the interior of the unit and filter with Lysol. Let everything dry and put it back together. That should do it.

Board or Motor Bad
Question:
I have a Aerus E130F that is not working. How can I determine if it is the board or the motor? Thank you, Ron - Emerson, NJ
Answer:
If you have someone try to start the vacuum and you hear a click then it is the motor that is bad. If no click then the board or the board is not getting electricity.

Use Nozzle with Different Unit?
Question:
Are there any electrolux models that do not take a power nozzle? I am buying a used old one but have a power nozzle that worked with another old model that just died.
Answer:
Hi, power nozzles are not married to any vacuum unit, you can use any hose and nozzle combination with any system. Install the "old" unit and use hose and tools you have. When the hose and nozzle need replacing see www.builtinvacuum.com/electricpowered.html

Motor Fan Needed?
Question:
I have a 1590 and the fan on the top of the motor has popped off and is no longer good. It spun off and broke the housing also. what parts do I need to replace it. It looks like to me: housing, fan,clamp, screw and comm end bracket?
Answer:
Hi, please call us as we may have the spare fan available used.

Low Suction for No Reason?
Question:
My Electrolux 1205 ca.1973 which has not been used for about 15 years since I bought a home with a central vac, seems to have lost a lot of suction although the motor sounds as strong as it ever did. Everything is original. Could it be the woven hose? And if so, how do I check that out? any and all suggestions would be appreciated since I really like this old work horse and I was always impressed with its suction power and could use it in my office where there is no central vac. Bob, Monroe NY.
Answer:
Hi, step-by-step you need to check the unit and system out. It is simple to do using this guide www.builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html.

Non-Proprietary Hose Issues
Question:
I have an Electrolux Special Model 1453. Just purchased a (non-OEM) replacement hose since the old one was sporadically losing contact. The new one will not completely "lock" into the top of the power nozzle. Is there as adjustment or new part that can be replaced at the top of the power nozzle pole, or would the whole assembly need to be replaced. Thanks. Chuck - Wilmington DE
Answer:
Hi, you bought an industry standard hose which is not compatible with Electrolux wands or accessories. We highly suggest buying industry standard wands and accessories from us. Please call us so we can go over your options.

Suction Got Weak
Question:
HI GUYS. I HAVE THE 1590 THAT BOGGED DOWN. AT THE TIME I WAS USING IT I WAS NOT USING THE POWER NOZZLE. ANY IDEAS? I emptied the dust/dirt bin & changed the filter. It still acts & sounds like it is bogging down. Do I need a new motor? Wes
Answer:
Hi Wes, use this chart to test the unit and hose. Begin with the square to the right of the Start square http://builtinvacuum.com/education/troubleshoot.html

Ultralux with No Power
Question:
I have two ultralux vacuums. There is suction, but for some reason, the beater brush is not working. The strange this is that they were working and my house cleaners said when they moved rooms it stopped. I check both vacuums with different hoses, and none of the beaters work. I also plugged into a different outlet with same results for both vacuums. If you have any idea, please, please help. Thanks. Could some fuses in both vacuums have blown?
Answer:
Wow, that is odd. Can you get 110 volts to the power nozzle connection, by pass the hose, and see if it works? Then you know it is the hose. The wall end 110 volt connection has a molded in fuse that may have gone bad. Pull the plastic sleeve down and do a continuity test.

Click, Starts Sometimes
Question:
I have an Electrolux Model 1590 Central Vac. I cleaned the canister and filter yesterday and it would not start up after I was done. I checked the connections inside, tapped on the reset switch from inside, and put it back together and it started up. Today it again would not start. I again took it apart and the brushes are very low, the one side has reached it's limit and is barely touching the armerature. What is the most logical reason for it not starting up. I just hear a click from the reset switch when plugging it in.
Answer:
Hi, your motor brushes or the entire motor should be replaced. We have the motor and may have the brushes depending on the vacuum model. See here for the motor: http://builtinvacuum.com/help/electrolux/motor.html. One way you know it is the motor is because it clicks and sometimes starts. Slap the machine and it may start too, it jars the brushes.

Magnetic Inlets, New Relay
Question:
Took our Electrolux E130F into (Electroux)repair shop, because I didn't have enough time to fix myself. Three weeks later they called and said it was ready. They replaced the low voltage relay. When I took it home it didn't work. I could jumper the two connectors and the motor would start. But when i plugged the wires in from the vented switches it would not turn on. My switches do not have the two prongs at the vents, they have a magnetic pickup. Also this board is not the exact board that was there originately. My question is, it appears that Electrolux has two different types of switchs that work with the vents and undercabinet switch. Do you sell the relay/motor board that works with the magnetic vent?
Answer:
Take the inlet faceplate off the wall and short the low voltage wire there. If it starts then the magnetic is an issue. Have someone stand at the unit when you short it. They may hear the relay chatter. That means the board they used doesn't produce a strong enough current from its transformer to power through to the valve faceplate. We do sell a board used by a lot of owners of your unit. It is the http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=235S. Key to hooking it up is to ignore the yellow wires and ignore any filter connection from the wires there may be now.

Canister and Portable Questions
Question:
I have an Electrolux Model 2100 that has been worked on before and the wiring seems to be all plugged in wrong. Have power from the cord reel, but nothing works. I REALLY need a wiring diagram for this complicated unit. Many thanks. John; Corona, CA
Answer:
Hi John, we are experts at the central vacuums built into the walls of the home but not the canisters and portables. Please look up Electrolux USA for those technical questions. Thank you.

Water In Unit, Always On
Question:
I have an Electrolux model 1590. Everything worked great until my wife accidentally sucked up some water out of the dog's bowl. Ever since, the vacuum has worked normally except that the hose will no longer turn the canister on and off. The only way to turn the vacuum off now is to manually unplug it from the wall in the basement. I have since replaced the hose and wand and it continues to do the same thing... I still have to manually unplug the canister to cut off the vacuum, any ideas?? Chip Stuart, Virginia
Answer:
Hi Chip, yes unplugging it as you do is safe for now. The only component in the unit that would go bad is the circuit board. We have a replacement here (when attaching it has one attachment point not two as the old one) http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=352S. Take the top off your unit and do a visual check for any other strange possibilities. Also, pull the valve off the wall where the hose was plugged in and make sure the attached wire is not shorted some how.

Bang on Motor Housing -- Motor Runs
Question:
I have an electrolux model 1590 central vacuum. The motor stopped running but when you bang on the motor housing it starts to run. Any idea on what the problem may be?
Answer:
That is the sign that the motor needs to be replaced. It has used up its hours and the carbon brushes are not making good contact with the armature in the motor. If the motor is not too old (used less than 600 hours) you may be able to replace the motor brushes which we sell as well as the motor. Search our site with the replacement motor 11XXXX number to find the brushes. If you have any questions let us know.

Dying Motor - Anything Else Need Repairs?
Question:
1999 Centralux, don't know what model. Worked fine until this spring, the motor started slowing down and now overheats and smells "hot". I've stopped using it obviously. We dump the cannister and wash the filter more or less regularly, this is the first problem we have had with it. Besides the dying motor, should we look anywhere else for a problem before ordering a replacement?
Answer:
Hi, it sounds like only the motor needs to be replaced. Seldom does the minibreaker go bad and you only know that after you get a new motor that is not overheating it. Purchase the motor and you'll be up and running.

Motor Maintenance?
Question:
I have an electrolux 1590 which is about 14 years old. Works great, however over the last few months when it is on there is some metal on metal noices coming from the motor. Nothing serious, but I do notice it. IS there any general maintenance / oil - lube that should be performed on the motor?
Answer:
Hi, there is no oil or maintenance on the motor except an optional motor brush replacement about 600 hours into usage. It sounds like you should use up the motor and then replace it. We have the replacement online.

Need Hose
Question:
I am in need of a replacement hose for my centralux aerus model e130g. Direct and as long as they come. It's only 3 years old.
Answer:
Hello, usually they are proprietary hoses only available from them. Please call us so we can determine what type you have.

Wiring Diagram
Question:
I had to replace my Electrolux 1590 motor. It came in and i am looking for instructions on where the two wires go that are attached to the motor. When I thought I had everything hook up correctly and went to plug in the unit I blew my circuit breaker. Is there a diagram or picture showing where the connections are to be made. Thanks Gary, Bel Air MD.
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Replacing Older Style Power Wands
Question:
Where can I get a replacement power wand for my Electrolux Central Vacuum Model 1590? Your help will be appreciated. Don
Answer:
We have the commonly used wands for that system here along side the hoses they fit into to http://builtinvacuum.com/help/electrolux/hoses.html.

Long Electric Hose Available?
Question:
i was wondering if you would have a 35 or 40 ft electroulx hose to fit a model 1590 central vac system It has a piglet cord and friction fit. Also looking for total cost to ship to Canada postal code A0N 1T0
Answer:
There are no 40ft electric hoses available as regulations forbid it. However, there are 35ft ones available. If your hose looks like the first one listed here then you are in luck. We sell the 35ft version of it only http://builtinvacuum.com/help/electrolux/hoses.html.

Runs without Low Voltage Wire
Question:
i have electrolux aufera and stays running. unplugged low voltage wires from unit an still runs. wondering if wires are disconnected from unit and still runs that mean its the relay or will it still run if one of the outlets is bad. thank you craig hutchinson
Answer:
Hello, the relay is bad and is probably on a circuit board. You can contact Electrolux or use our #235S (for cost savings but may require some modification to fit).

Lost Filter Holder
Question:
I have lost the connection that holds the filter in place where can I get a replacement part
Answer:
Hello, you can buy a wing nut and large washer from a hardware store or contact us for other options.

Bags for Afuera?
Question:
need replacement bags for afuera central vac model cv3291
Answer:
Hello, we are not aware that Afuera took bags. What model do you have. We show they take a foam or pleated filter.

Wiring Diagram
Question:
i have a electrolux epic 6500 model. the motor bearings went out. i ordered a new motor. it took more than three weeks to get here so needless to say i've forgot which wire goes where can you help me? Duane, Rice Wa.
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Filter Removal and No Suction
Question:
I have a Centralux by Aerus central vac and I'm not sure how to take the filter out or how to clean it. I can't find instructions in the manual. Also, the powerhead works fine when I turn it on, but when I put the crevice tool on, there was no power at all. Could this be because the filter needs cleaning? Loretta-Vancouver
Answer:
Hello Loretta, usually customers think the suction is on when they hear the power nozzle but it actually isn't on because it is not turning on when the nozzle is not being used. Basically the noise makes you think the suction is working. The vacuum is just picking up debris and packing it into itself. So you have two issues. First the suction, which you can trouble shoot here www.builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html. The other is the filter. The filter sits in the middle of the can and you take it out after you remove the bottom bucket and unclip the bottom of the filter or twist the entire thing.

Will Not Work - Motor Not On
Question:
Donna, Albany Oregon I desperately NEED my central vac back in service!!!! I have an Electrolux Central Vac from 1998... in 2004 it wouldn't shut off so my husband pulled the low voltage from the side. Now...2007 I've replaced the low voltage clips and reattached them...but the reset will not trigger. I have no power event though the unit is plugged into power???? 1) Continuous running: Circut 2) Low Voltage Wiring? 3) Motor Issue? Do you have a diagram that addresses the reset button?
Answer:
Hello Donna, sounds like you need a new motor. If the reset will not stay in AND especially if when you try to start it you hear a click then you need a new motor. Please test and let us know what you find.

Will Not Seal
Question:
I've cleand out the unit, but can't seem to get a good seal when I fasten it. Help!
Answer:
Hello, there should be a gasket between the halves. If it is not there then the seal should be fine. What makes you think it is not?

Clogged Hose
Question:
I have a sock that is SO stuck. Is there any proven way to get it out? I tried coat hanger, pole, sucking, blowing.... Can I cut the hose and slide it out, then use duct tape to seal back up? Sooo frustrated!!!!
Answer:
That is difficult. Please don't cut the hose. It will never be the same and you will loose suction. Try turning the hose around and suctioning the handle end via the wall inlet. Use your hand as a gasket to make a good seal. Or you can try taping a metal hook on a broom handle. The hose handle comes apart for better entrance with a hose handle if the clog is closer to that end. The metal hook can be a cut and bend clothes hanger.

Wiring Diagram for Circuit Board
Question:
ihave a 2000 model electrolux vacuum. i had to put motor bearings in it and some of the wiring came undone. i put it back on where it looked right, but now it wont work. i need a wiring diagram. any ideas where i can get one?
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Board for 1590
Question:
I'm looking for a circuit board for an electrolux model 1590.
Answer:
Hello, homeowners use the first board listed here. Please read the Q and A regarding it. http://builtinvacuum.com/parts/electrical-parts.html

E130A Motor
Question:
I need a motor for a 2002 electrolux central vac. model # E130A.
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Replace 1692 Nozzle
Question:
I have a electrolux 1692 power nozzle. What is the replacement for it? Ed
Answer:
Hello Ed, Electrolux vacuums have a proprietary connection at the hose handle so we don't have any nozzles compatible. However, the wall inlet connection is standard and we highly recommend buying a complete attachment kit such as the Stealth. You will have a better brush, in our opinion, and be able to use all the accessories you see on our website. Click here to choose your complete new kit: www.builtinvacuum.com/electricpowered.html

Clog?
Question:
I have an Aerus, no on/off switch on motor. Motor has great suction, but I think there is a clog somewhere in the walls. I have 8 outlets and none of them have good suction. What to do? Help
Answer:
Hello, use our guide here for help http://builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html#3

Replace Motor 660-001
Question:
i need a replacement motor for a 6600-001 electrolux central vac. do you have one?
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6600-1 Motor Replacement
Question:
I am a proud owner of the Centralux, and I think I need a new motor. the label said 6600-1 ECV B-9 ECP 60 HZ 120 VAC. My question is what motor do I need & would you think I should get a new board? Any help would be appreciated. Sincerely, Kathy La Grange,NY
Answer:
Hello Kathy, here is the motor you need. They are in stock, ready to ship.
http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=209C,730EXF,how2mtr&qty=1,1&title=Motor+for+Electrolux+E130A-F+taper+bottom.
You should not need a new board, just the motor.

Odd Electrical Issues
Question:
I have an Electrolux 1590 which is 10 years old. It sometimes runs continuously unless I unplug the unit. If I disconnect low voltage wires it stops running. I thought it was a short but have reran a new wire from the unit to the first outlet, disconnected the others, and it still runs continuously "sometimes". It will be fine and when I come home it is running all by itself again. I mess with it, it starts working fine and then starts running continuously a few days later.Can it be the circuit board? Rafael, Baton Rouge
Answer:
Yes you need a new circuit board. Many customers use our #235S...please read what they are saying about it in the QandA under Electrolux and the board itself here: http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=235S

Electrolux Afuera Stalls on Thick Carpet
Question:
I have a brand new Electrolux central vac. system. It is called the Afuera model. Our powerbrush does not adjust to carpet height and we have a very plush carpet. The motor stalls and dies when we try to use it. Is there a powerbrush with an adjustable height feature? Thanks, Sarah Freese
Answer:
Hello Sarah, the best option is the Ace Kit. It has the highest adjustable setting. You'll have to buy a whole new attachment kit, though, but the new kit will fit directly into your wall ports and work seamlessly with your system. http://builtinvacuum.com/electricpowered.html

Circuit Board and Diagram
Question:
I have an Aerus Central Vac unit that needs a new motor circuit board. The unit model number is E130G, and the board has a model number MC-2XA 483 on it. Can you supply this part? Thank You, Mike Worth
Answer:
Here is the circuit board for all Electrolux Central Vacuums http://builtinvacuum.com/search_products.html?search_string=235s and here is the wiring diagram in PDF http://builtinvacuum.com/help/downloads/Electrolux-motor-circuit-board.pdf

Sock Stuck in Hose
Question:
I sucked up a large sock into my Electrolux superlux hose. I have tried shoving it through with a long pipe, but the sock won't budge. Any suggestions?
Answer:
Hello, flip the hose around so the suction is coming out the handle. Put the handle into the wall port using your hand as a gasket.

Suction Stays On
Question:
I have a Centralux E130F. it is about 4 years old. everything was working fine until one day last week, it would not shut off. the switch on the hose no longer worked. is it the switch? or something else? the only way to shut it off is to pull the plug where the canister plugs into the wall.
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Please run through this troubleshooting guide at www.builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html. Then let us know if you still need help.

780023 Filter Replacement
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I have an Air Vac central vac system, model VM212. Presently it has a pleated filter 6 1/2" diameter X 8" deep protected by metal screening (Part number 780023, sku #7 27066 04775 5) covered with a 1" thick foam filter. Is it possible to find replacement parts for this combination of filters? Alternately, I could use the 8" x 8" foam filter. Would this work as well as what I am presently using?
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We have been selling the 8x8 inch foam for the VM212 for many years without any issues. The combination you speak of should be no different. We know that Electrolux was changing back and forth to different types of filtration and that they are interchangeable.

How Often Clean / Change Filter?
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How often should I change my Central Vac filter?
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You should clean it monthly. If you use water be sure it is completely dried. Replace the filter when it starts to decay and/or fall apart.

Carbon Dust - All Motors
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I have been searching for an answer to the problem of the carbon dust emissions from our Electrolux Central Vac. Not only is it unhealthy, but it leaves a film on the walls,cabinets etc. in our laundry room where the unit is installed. I found your blog on "Eliminating Harmful Central Vacuum Carbon Dust Emissions" and was relieved to hear that this indeed is a problem with some motors. You then offered two solutions; one being the Silent Master Model SR. Will the Silent Master Model SR motor fit our Electrolux - Model no. 1590? If it will fit, is it available in Canada? Norma
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The SR replacement is the entire unit (all brands that don't deal well with carbon dust, and most don't) and yes, you would hand the new unit on your wall and us the existing tubing and wire. This one of a kind vacuum motor has no carbon brushes and is longer lasting than tradition carbon brush motors in all central vacuums. It is "expensive" though. Yes, we can send it to Canada, please call us for more information, it is not available online.

Foam - Blue or Yellow, or Cartridge Filter
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I have a Electrolux Model 1590 central vac... I need a new foam filter. My old one is light in color and measures approximately 4 inches across and may 6 inches high and fits snugly. The dealer has a foam filter at least 2x the size of my original. It is blue and the dealer insists it is made for and will fit (by forcing it) where the old filter fit. Are you aware of this new foam filter and does it, in fact, fit (can it be forced into the area) Thanks Joe Auffarth
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We commonly sell a 6X6 inch filter for Electrolux. It can also take the blue ridged one or a paper pleated one. The foam ones can be forced on with the washer at the bottom but that is not ideal.

Low Suction
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I have a Electrolux 1590 about 14 year old and it is not sucking. The filter is clean hoses and I have two are not blocked. Let me ask a stupid ? at the bottom of the muffler unit on the side should the bottom have a cap on it? mine does not you just feel strong air pouring out when unit is on. Should this be capped and that is the problem? I am stumped. thanks
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Don't cap the exhaust! Follow these simple steps to find the issue www.builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html

Shuts Off - Why?
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My electrolux sweeper shuts off even with an empty bag in it as if it was full...I have not found any thing plugged up or blocking the hose. What could be wrong?
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Sounds like your vacuum motor is going bad.

Will Not Start for a While
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I have Centralux Model E130A. After using the vacuum for a period of time and switching it off, we are unable to restart.. Sometimes the house electrical circuit breaker is popped, sometimes it starts up later. I've seen mention of the "circuit board" or possibly the "motor" being the culprit. What do you believe is the problem? Which parts would you recommend? Thanks.
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Low Voltage Wires Connection
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Our Electrolux model 1590 worked for a few minutes after we bought the house and then quit. I have cleaned the filter & emptied the canister. The low voltage wires don't seem to connect to the canister. Where do they plug into the canister? Bill
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They connect on the side of the top part of the vacuum unit. There are two connectors for two wires.

No Suction
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There is no suction through the hose from any of the outlets. We put a snake through the hose and it's clear. How do we trouble-shoot and fix from here? Can we open the pvc piping?
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You need to systematically go through this troubleshooting chart. It is easy to do.

Clip on Hose Broke
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This year I had the motor on my central vac replaced. Now the plastic "clip" inside the end of the Electrolux hose handle (LR44129) broke off and won't hold to the end of Power Nozzle wand (Model 1684. Is this Electrolux hose available? The suction with the new motor is great. Paul M.
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There are many complaints about this hose and the replacement cost from Electrolux. Since we don't sell that hose, we encourage customers to put the money toward a brand new Stealth Kit. It is last much longer, and the Stealth II has wonderful new features for quick and convenient cleaning. Stealth Kit is universal, meaning it will fit into your wall inlets and all accessories sold by anyone for central vacuums will fit it (except Electrolux's which are all proprietary).

Weak Suction
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I have a 14 year old Electrolux Centralux E130A system. The motor runs fine but there is only about 1/2 the amount of suction we used to get. I labeled 5 Styrofoam balls and put them in each inlet and all five made it to the tank so there are no obstructions. I have a new filter. I replaced the motor but it didn't change anything. I have take the intake line from the home off the unit, turn the unit on and the suction there is strong. What else could be causing the low suction. I hate to toss this system when it used to work so well.
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Did you run the balls through the hose? Most clogs are in the hose. Also, do a pressure check for any broken pipes. Basically put your hand over the hose while it is running. You should hear the vacuum rev up higher, like going into overdrive, if you have a completely sealed system.

Turns On/Off Rapidly
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I have an E130 Centralux that is about 4 years old. After it has been running a few minutes, it begins turning itself on and off, about as fast as you could turn the switch on and off on the hose control. It is not the hose or switches (brand new stealth setup I bought from you that is awesome!). It does the same thing when I jump the 24 volt switch on the outside of the unit. I am guessing it is either the circuit board or motor, but I would expect the motor to stay off for a while if it were overheating, any ideas? Thanks
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Start with the circuit board . 99% chance that is it.

Need Filter and Wands
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I have the Centralux central vacuum cleaner aspirature center, model # E130A SER# C-01503-G. I need replacement filters and a new wand are they available?
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Here is the filter and cost. For the wands, some models of your brand where not industry standard. We carry standard wands. If your hose handle is a hole and not a metal stub then you can only use Electrolux wands.

Electrolux 1205 Motor
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I have an Electrolux model 1205 (over 30 years old). The motor in the main canister is tired. Can I get a new one? How much will it cost?
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Wow, that is an old one. I am sure you can find the motor and we can help. Please call us when you are at the motor and we can walk you through the measurements and descriptions we need to determine what motor it is.

On/Off Switch Bad in Hose?
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My hose has power but does not have suction unless I rotate the hose in the outlets. The switch does not turn on/off the suction but runs the beater head. So I turn off suction by turning the hose in the outlet.
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Yes, your on/off switch in 99% of the time the culprit here. We do sell replacement Electrolux hoses here http://builtinvacuum.com/help/electrolux/hoses.html, but not the switch. If you can, we recommend upgrading to a complete Stealth Attachment Kit. The new kit will fit into your vacuum wall inlets.

Replace 062890-0396-3480-11 Motor on Model 1590
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Info was taken from unit,(motor), older Utah home. Electrolux Corp. Bristol,virginia Central vacuum cleaner/model 1590 s/n 83228B volts:120 amps 13.0 hz60 Motor: 062890-0396-3480-11 Could You please recommend replacement motor or is this still available? I believe motor is burned, & Is this item I can reinstall immediately without affecting wiring, Volts etc. May I please have availability, pricing with shipping & handling. Thank You very much. M. Gonzalez
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This is a real easy one that we deal with on a regular basis. You need the 116765 motor. The link gives you price. The item is in stock right here in our warehouse and ready to ship immediately. Depending on the age of the vacuum you want to familiarize yourself with this PDF of wiring the motor. Otherwise, you will be fine and we are here to help you.

Breaker Pops with Vacuum Turns On.
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Hello, we have a built-in Electrolux Model 1590 and it was installed sometime in 2004. It used to work, but now when we plug the nozzle into the wall receptical the unit blows the breaker. Any idea as to why this could be? Thanks, N. LeBlanc
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Typically that is because the motor is bad and it's initial draw is too great, thus popping the breaker. If the breaker is 15 amp this is really possible.

Need New Power Nozzle
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I have a Electrolux Model E130A, Centralux central vacuum cleaner aspirateur central. The power nozzle model N137A does not work. I have had it for approx. 5 years and it has only worked about 1 year out of all of it. I have had the service person who sold it to me come "bandaid it" a couple of times. Now, I can't even reach him. I'm tired of the hassel of trying to get it fixed. How do I purchase a new power nozzle only and how much is it. Thank you & God Bless, Robin Kostszycki
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Sorry, we don't have replacement Electrolux vacuum heads. The only thing we have are replacement hose and nozzle kits such as the Stealth.

Electrolux E130A Motor and Board
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Need replacement motor for my Electrolux Central Vacuum Model E130A. Motor label reads: 6600-1, ECV B-9, 120VAC, 60Hz and has a tapered bottom and 2-stage tangential discharge. My central vac system has the electrical super valves (inlets) and the circuit board with the low voltage connections. The circuit board has the same components, electrical connectors (flat brass flag tabs), and layout as the P/N 235S circuit board displayed on this web site.
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Yes, the motor you need is the 119631 and on the page where this is posted you will see a link that has the wiring diagram. The board you mentioned is also in the diagram and works with the Electrolux models http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=235S.

Electrolux Motor and Board Diagram?
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Do you have a diagram for this? Thank you.
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Yes, here is a wiring diagram for our circuit board http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=235S. What is not on the diagram is the yellow wires on the new circuit board need to be ignored. If you have wires connecting near the filter/motor you'll have to give these up (it is only a filter-in status). Good news is you save a lot of money with our generic board.

Electrolux 1590 Motor
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I have Electrolux Central Vacuum Model 1590. The number on my motor is 6766-07 LAMB. Height 8 3/8", blower housing 5 11/16", mounting bolt length 3 1/16". Will your motor #116765 replace my motor? Thank you. Paul Culbertson
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Yes, this is the motor you need.

Leaking Motor Gasket?
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Will a damaged or partially missing gasket cause low suction (i.e. is the motor pulling air from the outside rather than through the filter?) I have low suction at all outlets but the exit port (outside) seems to be blowing pretty strong. I found a piece of gasket (assume it is the motor gasket) inside the plastic piece which the filter slides over. My unit is the Electrolux Model 1590.
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Yes, that could be a problem. Be sure to go through the troubleshooting guide to eliminate other possibilities.

Electrolux (Centralux) E 130A Circuit Board
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I have an Electrolux (Centralux) E 130A and the motor kept running once disconnected in the wall outlet in the house. The the circuit breaker on the circuit board did not trip but the motor burned out. I changed the motor and the vacuum still does not work. The next step I want to perform is to change the board. Will this board work on the E 130A? If so, any other suggestions/ changes to make? Jim
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Yes, this is the board you want. Also, ignore the yellow wires, don't connect them to filter/motor connection if you had them on your last one. To save money using this board you'll have to forego the filter-in status.

Electrolux Wiring Under Motor Near Filter? Filter-in Status?
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Could you be more specific regarding which wires under the motor connected to a sensor you are referring? When you say bypass, does that mean connect together or no connection at all? I replaced the motor and don't recall any wires connected under the motor. The only wires are the two connections supplying 115vac. Thanks Dan
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Some E130A models had two low voltage wires running up under the motor and some may not have. Our board has input for the wires from the 110 volts and then it has two wires for the low voltage output which you should ignore. If you hook them up to the filter-in status near the filter then the vacuum will always stay on. The benefit of our #235S board is a huge cost savings, you just have to forego the filter-in status.

Electrolux E130A Cuts Out, Trips Circuit Breaker
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I have an Electrolux E130A and the motor keeps cutting out and tripping the circuit breaker on the control board. Changed the motor and same problem. I want to change the board. Will this board work on the E130A? If so, any changes to make? Dan A.
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Yes, this circuit board will work for your E130A but the wires connected to the sensor under the motor will have to be bypassed. No biggie, just make sure to empty your vacuum regularly because I think it was an automatic kill if your unit filled all the way up. (If you buy from MD with your email address we send you reminders to empty your unit every 4 months).

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