Fix of the Week: Changing the Bags and Filters on an Electrolux Canister Vacuum

by Mark 13. August 2014 10:53

Did you know your new Electrolux canister vacuum not only has a bag, but also a motor filter and a HEPA filter?  If you are like many other customers, you may not realize the differences between the motor filter and the HEPA filter and how or when to replace them.  No need to worry, however, because after today you’ll be a pro at keeping your vacuum running smoothly.

The Electrolux HEPA filter eliminates harmful particles down to .03 microns from your home (for comparison, the average human hair’s diameter is 100 microns).  If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies, this filter aids in the reduction of nasal irritation.  Electrolux HEPA filters come in three variations: disposable (green), washable (blue), and anti-odor (grey).

To replace your Electrolux HEPA filter, begin by looking towards the back of the vacuum.

Electrolux EL7063 Canister Rear View

Located on the HEPA door are two button latches.  Hold these down and gently let the door open.

Electrolux EL7063 HEPA Filter Buttons

Remove the current HEPA filter and replace it with a new one.   Lift the door back into the closed position; it will click to lock.

Electrolux EL7063 HEPA Filter

Next, you can replace the bag and the motor filter simultaneously.  The motor filter removes harmful particles from entering the motor helping keep it cool.  If you do not change your motor filter or run the vacuum without one, it guarantees the motor burning out much faster.

First, remove the bag holder and bag from the interior of the canister (we’ll get to those in just a moment).

Electrolux EL7063 Bag Holder

You’ll see a door latch housing the motor filter.

Electrolux EL7063 Motor Filter Door

Open this door and remove the old motor filter and insert a new one.

Electrolux EL7063 Motor Filter

Close the door and check that off your list.

Lastly, you address the bag.  All new style Electrolux canister vacuums use the Style S Electrolux vacuum bags.   Electrolux Style S vacuum bags come in several models: EL200 (paper), EL201 (synthetic long performance), EL202 (anti-allergy), EL203 (anti-odor, good for pet owners), EL211 (ultra long performance synthetic).  For this demonstration, we’ll look at the EL201 synthetic long life Style S bag.

We’ve already removed the bag holder, so next remove the old bag by grabbing the cardboard tab and pulling it out.

EL7063 S Bag Removal

Next, grab the new Style S bag to go into the vacuum.

Electrolux EL201 Style S Bag

On the cardboard tab, you will see two latch holes.  These correspond directly with two latches on the bag holder.  Slide the bag tab through the threading of the bag holder and make sure the latches go into the two openings on the tab.

Electrolux EL201 Bag Tabs

Place the bag holder with the new bag back into the housing in the canister.  Close the lid and you can resume cleaning your home knowing your motor and air are better for the replacements.

You should change the motor filter approximately every 3-6 months, depending on how often you vacuum and how heavy the jobs are.  Your vacuum comes with a bag full light, so you just need to pay attention to that as to when to replace the Style S bag.  The HEPA filter lasts an estimated 8-12 months, again depending on your cleaning frequency and how intensely your allergies act up.  Changing out the filters ensures the longevity of your Electrolux canister vacuum and the health of your home.

If you have any questions, call in to speak with one of our representatives at (866)-972-8227.


Vacuum Cleaner Certifications and Seals of Approval

by Zack 12. June 2013 02:12

Miele Vacuums awarded the Good Housekeeping Award for multiple years, many available at!

Ever wondered what those small images on the side of your vacuum box meant?  We've all noticed them in passing, those oval-shaped bubbles with words we don't care to investigate.  Luckily for you, we're here to tell you exactly what the seal on your vacuum box means.  Since 1909, Good Housekeeping magazine has been evaluating and rating apppliances and items in order to guarantee the consumer is receiving the best product possible.

In terms of vacuums, Good Housekeeping looks for durability and a high cleaning performance when stamping their seal of approval.  One brand that is consistently approved with the Good Housekeeping Seal is Miele.  Not only does Miele vacuums manufacture a durable product, but it is also top of the line in terms of filtration and suction control.

But what does this seal do?  Well, Good Housekeeping believes in each of its approved products so much, that it guarantees a two-year limited warranty when purchased from an authorized dealer, such as ourselves.  If a part is defective, Good Housekeeping will replace or repair the part or refund the purchase price.

Here is a list of Miele Vacuums to which the Good Housekeeping seal applies:

Canister Vacuums Upright Vacuums
S2121 Olympus S7210 Twist
S2121 Capri S7260 Cat&Dog
S2181 Titan S7280 Jazz
S2121 Delphi S7580 Swing
S8590 Alize S7580 AutoEco
S8380 Cat & Dog
S8990 UniQ  
S8590 Marin  
S8390 Kona  
S6270 Onyx  
S6270 Quartz  
S8390 Calima  
S6270 Topaz  


J.D. Power and Associates review and rate vacuum cleaners like the Miele Upright and Miele Canister Vacuums, available at!Another seal you might find on your vacuum box is one by J.D. Power & Associates.  Known for their consumer ratings and awards, J.D. Power & Associates rates everything from cars to healthcare plans.  The company was founded in 1968 as a way to control product quality and review buyer behavior.  According to consumer customer satisfaction surveys, Miele has rated the highest in customer satisfaction in uprights for two years in a row and canisters for one year.

With both seals, you can be guaranteed that you're purchasing a vacuum of impeccable quality and a terrific track record across business and consumer reports. With J.D. & Associates' high-standing reputation and Good Housekeeping's two-year limited warranty, there'll be no need to worry about how your vacuum will fair after a few months of cleaning.

Carpet and Rug Institute CRI Seal of Approval awarded to many of the vacuum cleaners sold at! Only with HEPA Filtration can you expect the highest quality air purification from a vacuum cleaner! Many sold at!

Other certifications and seals of approval include HEPA Filtration (High Efficiency Particulate Air Filtration), a certification applied to vacuum cleaner filters that are among the highest-rated in the industry, the CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) Green Label Seal of Approval, a certification awarded to vacuum cleaners tested by the Carpet and Rug Institute and measuring highly in the categories of Soil Removal, Dust Containment, and Carpet Appearance Retention.

***For more information on any of these seals and certifications, please call our customer service department at 1-866-972-8227.


Vacuum Cleaners Going Green

by Zack 9. August 2012 08:54

Green Vacuum

In order to move towards a more sustainable future, Green Seal and other related companies are working in an eco-friendly manner to expedite the process.  The floor cleaning industry is working together to provide green cleaning alternatives to abide by standards set by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) and Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).  Vacuum cleaners are no exception.  In fact, vacuum cleaners are one of the major frontiers being explored regarding the expansion of environmentally friendly products.

The CRI categorizes vacuum cleaners into three levels based on certain factors that pertain to reducing emissions while cleaning with high efficiency.  These three levels of classifications are gold, silver and bronze, each of which has their own requirements that a vacuum cleaner must meet to be considered.  A bronze level vacuum must clean up 40 to 49 percent of soil and its emissions must hold particles less than or equal to 100 micrograms.  A silver level vacuum must meet the same emission requirements but must also remove 50-54% of soil.  For a vacuum cleaner to be classified in the gold level it must get rid of greater than 54 percent of soil and contain particles less than or equal to 35 micrograms within its emissions.  All of these statistics are calculated in a testing environment sanctioned by the CRI.  Among these tests, vacuums must also not alter the texture of a carpet or rug based on a simulation of a single year of cleaning.

There are obvious benefits found from using a CRI approved vacuum cleaner, validating why Green Seal recommends them so highly.  They encourage individuals to clean with machines containing only high-efficiency filters which have a vacuum bag, in order to help guarantee the best possible air quality for the home or business in question.  Green Seal advises that vacuum cleaner bags should be emptied when they are half full, as this helps to further prevent the escaping of harmful particles into the air.  Filtration is one of the primary factors to concern oneself with when in the market for a new sweeper, especially if allergies and asthma are an issue.  However, as outlined by LEED requirements, a green vacuum cleaner must operate at less the 70 decibels in order to keep noise pollution to a minimum.  Green Seal urges consumers to stray from cleaning products like dusters and move more towards self-contained vacuums in order to trap particles as opposed to circulating them.

Green vacuums are some of the best options to consider regarding floor care products of any kind.  They guarantee increased suction power with lowered emissions which means cleaner floors and better air quality.  Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner this style of vacuum cleaner is sure to meet your specific needs and then some.  College students are also encouraged to make use of these eco-friendly machines as most colleges attempt to go green.  The low sound output from these sweepers make them the ideal sweepers for college dorm rooms and apartments, as they are less likely to disturb others.  The advancement in filtration and technology in general has been a beneficial process for the vacuum cleaner and there are certainly more improvements to come in the near future.

Cleaning Your Window Air Conditioner

by Matt 22. June 2012 07:37

Preparing to use your air conditioner and filter for the first time this year requires periodic maintenance. Keep the AC in top condition and know that your AC can provide an environment for mold and mildew growth if no maintenance is performed.   Outside dirt and debris can accumulate inside the unit, which will affect the performance of your AC.  For maintenance tips and instructions refer to your owner’s manual.  Follow guidelines that the manufactures provides.  Preventive measures can cut down on allergies, energy,  repair costs, and help keep your AC running smoothly.

Some basic routine cleaning tips: 

Turn off the electricity to the air conditioner

Remove AC from window

Have a stand or table to check the air conditioner, preferably in garage or outside area

Use a vacuum crevice tool and brush to clean the dirt and dust from internal components

Use compressed air to thoroughly clean

Replace or clean filters, some filters are washable with soap and water, others are disposable 

Running an HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Air Purifier in your home in front of your AC will minimize airborne mold and allergens, and ensure that the air you breathe is healthy.  The purpose of the HEPA air Purifier is to remove irritants such as mold, dust and bacteria that trigger allergies and eliminate volatile organic compounds that affect general health.  Although there is HEPA air conditioner for windows this may be the best alternative.  


Cleaning Tips to Control Allergies

by Matt 14. June 2012 02:47

Pollen, dust mites, mold, and spores invade many homes making life difficult for people with allergies.  While no home can be completely allergen free, cleaning on a regular basis can reduce the number of allergens in your home.

Listed below are some cleaning tips to help alleviate your allergy symptoms and reduce allergens in your home:

Allergens and irritants rest on surfaces like rugs, furniture, and counter tops.  The best types of cleaning products for you to use are those that are non-toxic. Green cleaning products can do the job to reduce allergens.  Remember to read the labels.  Housekeeping itself can stir up the dust that causes allergic symptoms, so dust, sweep or vacuum outside entry areas to avoid tracking pollen and debris inside.

Allergist recommends using a Hepa Filter Vacuum cleaner that has a High Efficiency Filter because HEPA reduces airborne allergens by trapping dust mites and other small particles and won’t release them back into the air while you clean.  Keep the beater bar brush free of hair and other material. Have the vacuum serviced often to keep it running smoothly.

Install dehumidifiers in basements where moisture tends to collect.  A dehumidifier pulls the humidity out of the air, reducing dust mites, mold and mildew.  For air filtration; choose an air filter that contains small particles or a Hepa filter.  The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommends air filtration to control sources of allergy causing pollution. 

Shut windows and run air conditioner when pollen count is high.

Just focus on the basics and don’t get overwhelmed. Fewer symptoms help vastly to improve your quality of life.


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