Thread Number: 44194  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Electrolux Power Nozzle Always On
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Post# 460193   2/10/2023 at 12:44 by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        

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I have a Electrolux Ultralux Classic that is in great shape cosmetically for a 30 year old vacuum. Except the power nozzle is constantly on even when the unit is switched off. I took it apart and all the wires seem to be connected correctly. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated!

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Post# 460197 , Reply# 1   2/10/2023 at 14:34 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Can explain what's happening. Wiring has +,- and ground. Black red blue are usually power wires. The power wires for vacuum and the power nozzle are connected. This means you turn the vacuum on the power nozzle powers on.
Tom gasko has mentioned how to wire a compact but I can't remember exactly how it goes. I'm attaching a diagram of how it should be wired.

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Post# 460200 , Reply# 2   2/10/2023 at 16:32 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Yeah, I did the exact same thing to a forlorn Silverado Deluxe that I revived maybe four years ago. It's an easy mistake to make, but just as easily correctable. The way I had mine (mis)wired, the power nozzle would switch off when the canister was on, and vice-versa. At the time, I actually thought that might make a good practical joke.

I bought it cheap off of eBay, knowing it was missing a few parts, including the power switch, but what was also missing was a power nozzle that the description said it included. The seller apologized and refunded the purchase price, so I was only out the shipping cost. I thought that was reasonable, under the circumstances, especially since I got to keep the vacuum. The needed parts were easily sourced and putting it back into operating condition became a fun weekend project.

Post# 460345 , Reply# 3   2/15/2023 at 20:11 by mjhoshaw (Western PA)        
LOL Human

If I did that my wife would immediately suspect me as the cause, not a normal breakdown.

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