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.


Top 5 Vacuum Cleaner Brands According to

by Zack 17. February 2013 06:33

With such an abundance of vacuum cleaner brands making a name for themselves, it can sometimes be difficult to choose which one is ideal for your specific living or business conditions.  Through the oftentimes overwhelming veil that is created by the cleaning industry, how is one to know which brand to choose?  Well fear not!  A list of the five best brands of vacuums has been compiled, in no particular order, to help alleviate the stress that can occasionally be associated when searching for the newest addition to your cleaning arsenal.

The first brand worth a notable mention is Miele.  Miele is a German based company that strives to provide consumers with the highest quality imaginable in terms of their upright and canister vacuum cleaners.  With over 100 years of experience in the field, it's obvious that they have applied their innovation and ingenuity to their machines, making them as consumer-friendly as possible.  Sealed HEPA filtration, durable design, light  weight, and overall silence are some of the features that help to separate Miele from the rest of the competition.  This brand has divided their vacuum cleaners into various series: the S2, S5, S6, S7 and S8 series.  The S7 series is the only series of Miele vacuum cleaners that is not canister type.  This particular series contains Miele upright vacuum cleaners, that are considered to be the best on the market today.  Similarly, the S8 line is considered to contain the highest quality canister vacuums and is also the newest series of the Miele vacuums.

Next on the list is the world-renowned brand. Electrolux.  As one of the most common household names for close to a century, Electrolux has created a name and fan base for themselves that seems to be insurmountable.  Considered to be the standard for canister, upright and central vacuums alike, this brand provides a certain quality of cleaning performance and filtration that leaves homes cleaner and fresher than they have ever been before.  From their humble beginnings with canister vacuums like the Model V and Model L, to their undeniable success with the Electrolux central vacuum systems like the PU3650 and PU3900, this brand is certain to provide you with one of the greatest ranges of machines available today.

The list of top five vacuum brands would not be complete without yet another German manufactured brand gracing its presence.  SEBO has been dropping the jaws of consumers for close to forty years due to their innovative design, causing their canister and upright vacuum cleaners to be considered the best pet vacuum around.  In fact, SEBO vacuum cleaners were some the first to have the automatic shut-off function when something gets caught in the brushroll.  This feature is ideal for pet owners, as well as any home or business owner interested in keeping their home/business and vacuum in optimum condition.

Another brand that simply cannot be overlooked when considering a new sweeper is Panasonic.  Oftentimes this brand name is associated with quality electronics, however the quality of the bagged and bagless vacuum cleaners available are definitely worth mentioning.   HEPA filtration is a standard among the majority of upright Panasonic vacuum cleaners offered by this brand which helps to guarantee that you and your family are breathing only the cleanest air imaginable; and with the option of bagged or bagless, you're sure to find a machine to suit your specific needs.  In addition to their diverse array of upright  vacuum cleaners, Panasonic canister vacuums provide one of the most versatile cleaning experiences of any brand.  Similar to the upright models, these canister style vacuums primarily operate using HEPA filtration but additionaly utilize OptiFlow technology.  This allows for a consistent flow of air in and out of the machine even when vacum vacuum bag becomes full.

Last , but certainly not least, on the list is Kirby.  This brand has been an established company for over a century and has since obtained plenty of experience with the competitive nature that is the vacuum industry.  Kirby vacuums are generally sold door to door and are made out of aluminum which makes them one of the most durable vacuum cleaners available.  Due to their aluminum bodies, these vacuums are projected to last consumers, smart enough to own one, well over thiry years.  This being the case, the only additional time and money that needs to be spent is maintaining the sweeper, which is much cheaper when compared to purchasing a new one every few years. Kirby vacuum bags are readily available for all models including the Ultimate G, the G4, G5 and G6, as well as the earlier models such as Generation 3.  Newer models such as the Kirby Sentria are also easy to obtain vacuum cleaner bags for.  Similar to the availability of the bags, Kirby vacuum parts such as brushrolls, hoses, belts and attachments are easy to come by and work together to keep your machine lasting a lifetime.

Tips for Green Cleaning

by Matt 8. May 2012 03:18

Green Seal

In Green maintenance the primary effort should be pollution prevention measures.  One of the goals of green cleaning is to protect the health of the building occupants, visitors and cleaning personnel .The term ‘green’ cleaning is the need to clean up the commonly used products that contain or leave environmental pollutants that may cause harm.  Green cleaning is a benefit to the environment and protects vulnerable populations including the elderly, infirm, and children.  People are protected from toxic chemicals, gases or vapors, that can attribute to depression, asthma, allergies and some cancers.  Going Green is about removing pollution not adding to it.  Selection of environmentally preferable products and equipment is essential.  Most green cleaners are as effective as traditional cleaners when used properly.  Look for a GreenSeal or Eco Logo product that adheres to strict standards.  Adding extra amounts of concentrated cleaning products does not make the work go better or faster.  Over use wastes products and raises the cost of chemicals. 

Before starting to clean, read product and equipment labels and usage instructions.  Wear protective equipment which may include rubber type gloves, goggles, dust masks or ear plugs.  Special care is needed for highly concentrated cleaning products.  These products reduce actual cost compared to less concentrated alternatives.  Products should always be diluted accurately according to manufacturer’s directions.  Keep entry areas cleaned and vacuumed this will reduce potential bacterial and fungal growth.  Regularly sanitize or disinfect touch points on door handles and telephone receivers.

For commercial facilities and homes select appropriate highly efficiently green commercial vacuum cleaners certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute and ensure they stay in good working order by changing belts, bags and filters when needed. Make sure that the vacuum pick up is working properly and that holes or leaks in wands, hoses, or other attachments are not decreasing suction.  If necessary have the vacuum professionally serviced by an authorized repair center.  Empty and replace vacuum bags when half full and use and maintain the correct bags and filters.  Bagless vacuums also have filters that need cleaning or changing to maintain performance.  It is preferable to conduct major cleaning activities when occupancy is low.  Floor maintenancecan make an enormous impact on health and the environment. Carpet care for green cleaning is similar in most cases with those of a traditional program.  When carpets need to be cleaned use biodegradable solutions and shampoos, and increase ventilation, open windows and use fans to dry carpets quickly.

The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has found that using Green cleaners, companies can see a reduction in costs.  Green cleaning can lead to an improvement in health, climate, and the quality of life. With Green cleaning we can make a difference in the world.



The New Electrolux S-Bag Green

by tyler 2. March 2012 08:30



There are so many bags available for the modern line of Electrolux canister vacuums and with the release of the Electrolux JetMaxx Green comes the Electrolux S-Bag Green, a completely biodegradable vacuum cleaner bag for your Electrolux sweeper. The S-Bag Green offers a 100% natural material that is completely hygienic and enhances your cleaning experience. These resistant bags also offer up to 50% longer life than the leading generic bags for the Electrolux oxygen and harmony canister vacuums. 

The S-Bag green is an innovative dust bag in unbleached biodegradable material. These bags are made from renewable resources and offer exceptional performance in your vacuum and help to reduce your carbon footprint. These new bags from Electrolux also offer maximum suction power with a 15% larger bag capacity that cannot be matched by any other vacuum cleaner bag. 

These new S-Bags are designed to fit all Electrolux Oxygen and Harmony canister vacuums including the JetMaxx, ErgoSpace, UltraSilencer, DeepClean, UltraOne, Maximus and more!

Find the Electrolux S-Bag Green at eVacuumStore today!

Cleaning Using The Aerus Lux Legacy Vacuum Cleaner

by Matt 12. July 2011 07:07

Aerus Lux LegacyThe Aerus Lux Legacy Vacuum cleaner is a high performance machine.  I have had my machine for years and I am very pleased with it.  Cleaning using my Legacy vacuum is simplified by the use of convenient parts and attachments. Some of the features include carry handle, on/off toe switch, hose receptacle, side bumper, automatic cord winder, power nozzle with headlight, wands, crevice tool, combination dusting/upholstery tool, vacuum filter bag, and deluxe floor tool.


The machine is light weight and has powerful suction.  To operate just pull the long power cord out to the length required, the cord winder automatically rewinds when given a light tug.  To start the cleaner all that is necessary is to press the toe switch.  To stop just press the toe switch again. The power nozzle maneuvers around furniture easily.  If an object becomes caught in the power nozzle, it will shut off automatically.


I use the Aerus Lux Legacy on my carpets, tile floors and hardwood floors. The power nozzle‘s self adjusting action adapts to different carpet heights as well as hard wood floors.  The crevice tool, the long skinny attachment works great inside cabinets, reaches into small narrow spots, under your refrigerator, also to dust off heating vents and radiators.  The Sidekick accessory is designed to clean in hard to reach areas such as stairs, car interiors, bathrooms, upholstery, and mattresses.


My vacuum cleaner doesn’t need much attention but simple maintenance will keep it working and cleaning efficiently.  Maintaining your vacuum cleaner properly can avoid more costly repairs and replacements.  Unplug your vacuum cleaner before performing any maintenance on it.   I check the bag often.  A full bag means that the machine must work harder, or it will not clean as well.  So I change the bag when it is half full because it improves air flow and vacuum performance.  I never attempt to reuse the bag.  I clean the brush roll often to make sure it doesn’t have any string or carpet remnants that will clog up the brush and slow down its motion.

I check the belt and look for worn spots, tears or cracks.  If loose you should replace the belt. I can check the owner’s manual on how to replace this part as well as the filter and other parts that I need.  I had my machine for years and would not buy any other brand.


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