Nothing is more annoying than having your vacuum stop repeatedly while cleaning. Why would that happen when it worked perfectly the last time you used it? We looked up the causes and remedies to fix the problem. Here is what we learned:
Your Electrolux vacuum may keep shutting off if it is overheating due to a clogged filter, dirty dust bag, floor nozzle, or hose, or has a low or broken battery.
To resolve the problem, change the filters or clean the vacuum to unclog it. You can also charge or replace the battery. Let the vacuum sit for a while before plugging it in again, then test if it works well.
We will thoroughly discuss the above answer and tackle other queries concerning your vacuum cleaner. So, do not leave. Please read until the end!
Fixing A Vacuum That Keeps On Shutting Off
We use vacuums to clean. However, cleaning them is equally important. When was the last you cleaned your vacuum cleaner?
The dust, hair, pet fur, or any clump of dirt in your appliance's pathways may explain why it keeps shutting off. If the Electrolux vacuum cleaner is too dirty, it overheats or develops weak suction.
Overheating occurs since a blockage in the filter, nozzles, or hose or having a full dust bag limits the suction motor's rotation.
As a safety measure, the Electrolux vacuum cleaner has a special feature that automatically alarms the thermostat to shut off once the motor gets too hot to minimize the risk of catching fire.
Get rid of all the dirt to let the vacuum breathe before you can continue cleaning. Furthermore, you also avoid damaging the vacuum.
Cleaning Electrolux Vacuum
This section will focus on cleaning the Electrolux vacuum cleaner components that can cause it to keep shutting off. So, we will look at the filter, dust bag, hose, and nozzle.
A few signs may imply your vacuum has a clogged filter. Check whether it is releasing an unpleasant odor or the motor sounds different from usual.
Here are the steps for cleaning your vacuum filter:
- Remove the filter from the body by detaching it carefully from its place.
- Using a soft brush, gently dust the dirt off. You can do this in an open area outside your home to avoid transferring dust to the other areas and things in your house. Wear a facemask if you are allergic to dust. You can also use protective eyewear to avoid eye irritation.
- Prepare warm water in a basin and ensure the temperature does not exceed 40 degrees Celcius or 140 degrees Fahrenheit. If your vacuum has a HEPA filter, use cold water instead.
- Rinse the filter in the water to remove any dirt that lingers after brushing. It is not necessary to use detergent or soap.
- Once clean, airdry the filter. Ensure that it dries completely.
- Reinstall the filter on the vacuum and try turning it on again.
If it still does not work, consider replacing the filter.
Hose And Floor Nozzle
To unclog the vacuum hose, follow this procedure.
- Carefully take off the end of the hose connected to the appliance's body. The instructions on how to do that vary depending on the model. Therefore, please refer to your manufacturer's instructions.
- Get a hard stick or a similar object and insert it into the tube to push out the large clump of dirt stuck inside. Please use an item that won't make a hole in the hose during the process.
- To get rid of the remaining particles, pour a combination of baking soda and vinegar or detergent and water. Let it soak for a few minutes to soften or melt any hard substances present.
- Rinse the solution with warm water until the rinsing liquid is clear.
- Attach it back to the vacuum body once dry.
For the floor nozzle, remove the tangled hair, dust, or pet fur off the brush by suctioning it with the vacuum hose or manually by your hand.
Replacing the vacuum's dust bag is a little harder than the first two. You first need to unplug the vacuum cleaner to avoid electrocution. Then, put the handle down before removing the hose by pressing the catches.
After that, open the cover and pull out the s bag, also known as the dust bag, from the insert. Replace it with a new bag, and push the new bag in the insert. Next, make sure to connect the insert in the compartment first before closing back the cover of the vacuum.
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Changing Or Replacing the Vacuum Battery
Your vacuum cleaner may also keep shutting off because of its battery. Check if you need to charge it since it might not have enough power to function. You can easily confirm this by looking at the last LED light. If it is blinking, then the battery is low.
If you are unsure how to charge your vacuum, read this article: How To Charge Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner.
However, if you are certain that the battery is fully charged and the vacuum cleaner and its filter are clean, you should probably replace the battery.
You can have it replaced by contacting the Electrolux service center or doing it yourself. But it would be best if you only replaced the battery yourself as a last resort. You may ruin your vacuum more if you are not knowledgeable in handling electronics or fixing vacuums.
Here is a video tutorial on how to replace the battery of an Electrolux Ergorapido Lithium.
Is Repairing A Vacuum Cleaner Worth It?
Having your vacuum cleaner repaired the first few times is okay, especially if you got it for a hefty amount. But this is not always the case. The pointers below indicate that replacing the vacuum with a better and newer one is ideal.
- If you have been replacing different parts, often
- The vacuum cleaner has exhausted its useful life, and its power to function is starting to decline.
- If the vacuum cleaner is soaked in water
Are you having trouble with your vacuum's power button? Take a look at this: Electrolux Vacuum Power Button Not Working-What To Do?
What Is The Lifespan Of A Vacuum Cleaner?
A vacuum cleaner can last up to 8 years. However, this varies depending on how often you use it. The longer and more frequent you use it, the shorter its life span.
We've seen that your Electrolux vacuum may shut off repeatedly if it overheats due to the hose, dust bag, and floor nozzle blockage. It is also probable that the battery might be low in power or needs changing, and the filter is too dirty and needs cleaning.
You can fix this by getting rid of the dirt and replacement of the battery. You can always contact Electrolux's customer service hotline or email for inquiries.