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Electrolux Prolux Plus take apart help
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Post# 190088   7/15/2012 at 20:34 (1,806 days old) by macmansam (Minnesota )        

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I can't for the life of me get it to open. Does anyone have like a "how to" or an owners manual? My serial number is P09236E if that helps. I want to take it apart and clean out the motor and inside. There are 2 screws underneath where the bag goes, but they are in a really awkward spot. Thanks in advance!

Post# 190112 , Reply# 1   7/15/2012 at 23:13 (1,806 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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Yep... those are the screws that need to come out. I replaced the motor in one once and they are a huge pain to get to. It took me about 45 minutes and managed to bang up my knuckles and make them red and swollen. If it runs ok now I would suggest leaving it alone.

Post# 190162 , Reply# 2   7/16/2012 at 09:47 (1,806 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

As with most jobs the right tool helps.There is a screwdriver with extra long shaft that allows the handle to extend beyond bag compartment.Perhaps you can buy(check auto or tool stores)or borrow(have a neighborhood mechanic you deal with?).Handle comes off first.

Post# 372482 , Reply# 3   5/20/2017 at 22:04 by camelotshadow (Valley Village)        
Prolux Plus Anyone help me get the bottom plate off?

I got all 5 screws out but its not budging. I think the rubber trim has to come off but its tight & I dont want to damage it removing it.
Is there a secret>
I've had the new duct since 2013 & finally today wanted to play with it.
I taped the old torn duct to try it & it works well.

I also need the front of the top handle as where the top screw goes i the inside of the plastic is broken so it won;t tighten. I seem to be plagued by handle problems as been holding off fixing the simplicity 7350's handle for over 3 years.

I have cancer & will be getting chemo so this is my last chance to play with them for a while so if yo can help...Thank You.

I have been comparing it to the discovery 2 & I think that one was made better because it has metal brush guards & a metal lock for the bag where as the prolux has plastic.

They are both cumbersome to push & the prolux does not seem to lock in up position so its hard to carry around.

Frankly I think I like the Riccar 8950 & the simplicity better so not wanting to spend too much time on the prolux but for some reason it called to me today & me! I think it enjoyed its few spins around.

Did a baking soda test wo brushroll w discovery 2 & prolux + & they are about the same but Disc 2 is 8.5 A & prolux plus is 10A & has a nice long thick red cord...
Its sweet!


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Post# 372484 , Reply# 4   5/20/2017 at 22:37 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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On the bottom put a flatblade I to the two slots and pry so the hood will lift up. Took me a few tried the first time.

Post# 372495 , Reply# 5   5/21/2017 at 01:32 by camelotshadow (Valley Village)        
Got it~

Thanks not too much on this model & it is a stinker...I was messing w the scewdriver in the slots on the back, flipped it over & it opened.

What a mess. ts clean inside now & got access to add some more duct tape.

Closed it back up as I had enough & think to get the duct on I may have to get inside the motor compartment.

I didn;t even remember it was a prolux as its been in storage 3 1/2 years.

I usually clean all new vacs but guess back then I had trouble opening it too.

Its a 1717C which I think dates it to 92/93

Have to put that duct on another time.

A black part came out...unfortunately it looks like one of the plastic pieces that hold s the hood broke off but there are no threads inside...phew!!!!.

I hate that!!! This plastic is pretty strong sort of abs too...

Could have been something the vac picked up that was stuck in there or its part of it but luckily it does not look like it heald a screw....yeah!
I've tried to rebuild those plastic things but its rarely successful.

If anyone can help w getting that duct replaced I'd appreciate it as I think its worthwhile keeping....No rush as its been over 4 years & I got the part 2/13...LOL

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