|Ditto for Tom's Jan 2014 answer! I'm a 59 year old housewife and I feel great about making this machine work again! Thank you for this forum!!|
|How do I determine a faulty heat sensor on epic 6500 sr electrlus vacuum cleaner?|
|Had not touched the control valve ever, until today, and then I had this problem. Googled the problem,found this , and voila, all,is good again....probably time to buy a Miele, and move this old timer to the basement, purchasd it in the late 90's...glad I didn't have to spend any mney fixing this..Thanks for the answer!!!!|
|Opened up the machine is 2 minutes flat. Disconected the tube from the valve (near the on/off switch) Easy as Pie!!! Back in business after 5 minutes!!! Thank You!!|
|Thanks daddo. Did not have to spend any money on parts or service. Disconnecting the little tube worked.|
|simple to bypass the control valve...open the front of the machine (where the bag goes) slide the channel locks off the sides, and open (slightly) the top, and disconnect the little tube that runs to the control valve.|
|Oddly, my 15 year old (10-6-93) just did the same thing moments ago - first thing I did is enter the style in Google search and bingo - here is the answer - on my way to the Aerus Repair center - love the web and my Electrolux!|
|Can the control valve be bypassed?|
|Thank you so much eluxman! I had no idea of the name change and that was causing a great bit of frustration. From your useful information, I found a service center about 1 hour from me, and upon speaking with the associate there, he agreed it was the control valve. |
For others with this problem, I was told the control valve is only $14 and service was $29.99, not nearly as bad as I had imagined. Much cheaper than buying a new 'cheap' vac.
|The control valve has gone bad. This is the dial that you move on the top of the vacuum that has numbers on it.|
You cannot do anything to bypass this problem from outside the machine.
This is not a repair that you can make yourself. You should look in your local yellow pages for Aerus (new name for electrolux) under vacuum cleaners, or go to www.aerusonline.com and find your local dealer. It is not too expensive to have fixed, it is a common issue with later model electroux vacuums.