Locating the Model Number on an Electrolux Vacuum

by Zack 12. November 2014 11:20

There are countless Electrolux models of all styles, ranging from canisters and uprights, to stick vacuums and central vacuums.  Over time, service may be needed, and new vacuum parts may be required.  In order to properly approach either of these topics, locating the model number is a crucial first step.

On Electrolux Upright Vacuums:
The model number for Electrolux Uprights is most commonly located on the back of the handle or on the bottom of the machine.  Older upright models generally start with the letter "U," followed by three numbers, while newer uprights start with the letters "EL," followed by up to four numbers.

On Electrolux Stick Vacuums:
There are a wide variety of stick vacuum cleaners from this brand, the majority of which have a 2-in-1 function which includes a removable hand vacuum.  The model number for these machines can be found on the back of the handheld portion, and will start with the letters "EL."

On Older Electrolux Canister Vacuums (long body style):
Locating the model number on plastic and metal tank-style Electrolux vacuums is very straightforward.  Simply open up the area where you normally replace the bags and look on the inside of the door itself.  The model number should be listed directly on it, and is most commonly four digits long.  However, on much older machines, the model number may be a single letter located on the bag door hinge; for example, model E, AE, S AF, R, G and L.  Another thing to look out for on older metal machines is a rubber gasket.  Sometimes this piece can obstruct the model number.  If you find you're unable to locate the model number, just move the rubber gasket out of the way, and it should be right beneath it.  On the tank-style plastic machines, there are commonly model names and series names, such as the 6500SR, which can also prove helpful when searching for compatible parts.

On Newer Electrolux Canister Vacuums (compact body style):
The model number for the newer, compact machines is located on the belly of the canister.  This number should start with the letters "EL" and have four digits that follow.  In addition to the model number, there is also a type letter, which is important to have when looking for parts, because some components can be model AND type specific.

On Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems:
Owners of an Electrolux central vacuum will find the model number located on the side of the canister.  Sometimes this number can be difficult to locate depending on the angle in which the unit was installed, but the side is most commonly where it can be found.  In some cases, knowing the model name of the unit can be helpful as well; an example would be the Afeura, or the QuietClean.  Some of the most common Electrolux central vacuum model numbers are 1580, 1590, E130 (with a letter after it), PU3650 and PU3900.  When it comes to central vacuums, it is also crucial to know the model number of the powerhead.  The powerhead is the attachment used to clean carpets, and the model number can be found on the bottom of it.  Locating the model number of the powerhead is important because it provides information on the type of hose and attachments currently being used with a central vacuum system.  The model of the system itself does not always directly correlate to the attachments, but the model of the power nozzle does.

On Electrolux Power Nozzles:
The model number of Electrolux power nozzles is located on the bottom of the attachment.  Older style Electrolux vacuums commonly had model numbers starting with the letters "PN" followed by a number from one to seven, however there are exceptions such as models N137 and N106, which vary in style.  Newer style power nozzles commonly start with the letters "EL," with popular models including EL5A, EL7A and EL12A.  Knowing the model of the powerhead is vital for locating component parts, and is essential for central vacuum owners, as mentioned above.

Choosing the Right Central Vacuum Attachment Kit for Your Home

by Zack 24. February 2014 09:43

At first it seems overwhelming to choose the most suitable central vacuum accessories for a home.  One should become familiar with several subjects before committing to any particular kit to ensure compatibility and performance. However, besides the overall performance of central vacuum attachments, where is a good place to start?

One of the best questions to consider, even before delving into the vast quantities of attachment sets, is "which types of flooring does the home consist of?"  There are sets of central vacuum accessories that are intended solely for homes with bare floors (i.e. tile, hardwood, granite etc.), and other sets intended for homes containing both bare floors and carpets.  It is imperative to narrow down which surfaces require maintenance prior to inquiry to avoid becoming deluged with the possibilities.

Once the desired attachment set is understood, the next step is determining compatibility with the existing home. The most effective way to begin this process is by examining the current central vacuum hose cuff where it plugs into the wall.  Depending on the way everything was wired during installation, the cuff will either have a seven foot pig tail cord extending from it, or two prongs for direct plug-in. The hose with a pig tail cord is used with central vacuum attachment kits that require an additional 110 volts of electricity to operate motorized components. For use, the cord is plugged into a nearby outlet while the hose plugs into a standard inlet valve. Central vacuum hoses with a two prong plug-in have the additional 110 volts built into them.  When the hose is plugged into the inlet valve, the prongs make contact with the integrated receptacle, powering both the central vacuum unit and the necessary attachments.  The standard size for inlet valves is an outside diameter of 1 1/2 inches.

Central vacuum attachments provide unparalleled reach and cleaning capabilities.  The wide variety of options allow for a level of cleanliness that most conventional vacuum cleaners are incapable of reaching.  Although the selection process may seem arduous and overwhelming, the afformentioned steps can help alleviate the stress.  Electrolux, Beam, Eureka and Honeywell are some of the top recommendations in terms of quality and performance contributing to the continued success of central vacuum systems and accessories.

The Vatican Installs New Vacuum System to Clean Visitors

by Zack 3. January 2013 04:51

Floors dusty, cushions covered in dust bunnies, carpets soiled? Usually that’s a sign that you and your home are in need of a good vacuuming. But vacuums have more capabilities than just their standard yet versatile floor-cleaning functions. Especially nowadays, with the added features of air filtration, wet pickup, and a slew of other previously unimaginable uses, vacuums are proving to be the go-to appliance for otherwise unmanageable or perceptibly unsolvable situations, from giving hair cuts without making a mess to using a fire-proof vacuum to clean out fireplaces. And it seems like every week somebody else out there finds a new and useful purpose for his or her vacuum cleaner.

Most recently, The Vatican has announced that they will be installing a massive vacuum cleaner system for a use that many people have probably tried but nobody has actually considered making the primary purpose for their vacuum. Every day, tens of thousands of tourists pour into Vatican City, the tiny sovereign nation recognized as the religious headquarters of the Catholic Church where the Pope and other high-ranking members of the church reside, and an overwhelming majority of these swarming tourists have come to see one primary site, among the beautiful artwork, exquisite architecture, and fascinating history, and that is Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel ceiling painting. While gazing at and observing the painting and other centuries-old canvases won’t do any damage to them, the dust, moisture, and foreign particles that the tourists bring with them into Vatican City can, over time, deteriorate the aging wonders of The Vatican. After what may have been hours, months, years, or decades of brainstorming or perhaps just one Vatican custodian’s bright idea, the tiny independent nation has decided to install a complex vacuum cleaner system intended to remove dust, debris, and moisture from the tens of thousands of daily Vatican entrants.

The primary result of not having a high-powered vacuum system in place has been a buildup of grime on the paintings, sculptures, and the fine details of the architecture. The grime is a mixture of dust, skin flakes, hair, and miscellaneous debris that, when combined with the moisture from sweat and humidity, turns into a gradual layer of intrusive grunge on the beautiful artwork, a hazard that is both harmful to the integrity of the pieces but also makes them less attractive. The new vacuum system will integrate high levels of traditional suction and state-of-the-art technology to allow for unique strategies to clean the tourists such as carpeting that will literally suck the debris from people’s shoes.

How to Unclog a Central Vacuum System

by Bob 27. June 2012 10:09

Have you been noticing a reduced amount of suction in your central vacuum system? Does your power unit’s motor sound strained? Does one cleaning inlet provide more suction than another? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your central vacuum system may be clogged. Thankfully, it is a simple task to find where most clogs are located. There are three different types of clogs to look for: 

*Bag/Filter Clog: If you have neglected to maintain your motor unit, or have recently vacuumed up fine particles, the motor unit’s bag or filter might be clogged. If this were the case, you would experience low suction from every inlet, including the inlet located on the unit itself. If you own a bagless unit, washing or replacing the filter will solve this problem. In a bagged unit, replacing the bag will do the same. A dirty pre-motor filter should be replaced as well. 

*Hose Clog:  If you are experiencing low suction at each of your inlets, and you have made sure your motor unit’s bag or filter is not clogged, your hose may be the problem. An easy way to check for a hose clog is to turn on the motor unit manually, opening an inlet without the hose, and feeling the suction there. To turn on the unit manually, refer to your owner’s manual, although most units will have a switch on the side marked AUTO and ON, or something similar.  You want to turn the switch to ON. If good suction is coming from the inlets, your hose is clogged. This can be solved by running a  plumber's snake through the hose. 

*Inlet or Piping Clog: If just one or a few inlets experience reduced suction, then the clog is located within the walls. There are a few ways to solve this. The easiest way is to insert a shopvac or canister vacuum hose into the inlet and try to suction out the clog.   A product called TornadoPower Maintenance Cloths might be able to remove the clog. You could also try to run a plumber’s snake through the inlet. If all fails and you can’t remove the clog yourself, call your local central vacuum dealer for help. 

Keeping your system free of clogs will not only allow you to clean better, but will also prolong the life of your motor.  Happy Cleaning! 

The Benefits of Central Vacuum Systems

by tyler 14. February 2012 03:24

You run a tight ship in your home; Perhaps you even vacuum daily, thats great. But if you're still using an upright or canister vacuum, your cleaning may not be as thorough as you think. Upright and canister vacuums can be great for many instances of cleaning, and they are usually affordable, but most upright vacuums will actually move dust and dirt around instead of picking it up. This can aggravate allergies and asthma, releasing millions of tiny particles into the air of your home. When you use a central vacuum system, the dust and dirt is transferred from your power nozzle to the central vacuum unit mounted in the garage or basement of your home. You can even mount a central vacuum outside of your home for increased filtration.

Because HEPA filtration only removes 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns, rather than 100%, central vacuum units mounted outside of your home are actually even more efficient than HEPA filtration in removing harmful particles from the air. While the health benefits of installing one of these systems are great, they aren't the only reason to install a built in vacuum. Using a whole house vacuum is fiscally responsible. These powerful systems will save you thousands of dollars in costs for supplies for your canister or upright vacuum. Most power units don't require the use of a bag and only need to be emptied once or twice a year. 

When using a portable vacuum cleaner, there are many hidden costs that you don't take into account. If your machine is bagged, you'll need to change the bag once every 2-3 months and even if you use a bagless machine you'll need to change the filter every 6 months which can be quite expensive. In contrast, most central vacuum systems offer self-cleaning filters that never need to be changed. Installing a central vacuum cleaner in your home can also increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars. While these systems can initially be expensive, they are built to last from 20-30 years whereas a quality portable vacuum will only last you five to ten years. 

What it really comes down to is the fact that central vacs are more powerful, efficient and easy to use than a portable vacuum cleaner. Instead of carrying a heavy vacuum up and down the stairs and from room to room, you'll plug in a hose to an inlet in your wall that connects to the power unit. To find out more about installing a central vacuum system, visit our online store.


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