The vacuum cleaner does not start

Last updated 21/08/2023 12:56


  • The vacuum cleaner does not start
  • The vacuum cleaner turns itself off

Applies to

  • vacuum cleaner
  • bagless vacuum cleaner
  • stick vacuum cleaner


Possible causes:

  • The brush roll or hose is blocked
  • Filters need cleaning
  • Dust bag / container is full
  • The cleaner might be overheated
  • The battery is empty (last LED blinks)
  • Defective model 

A few things you can check to try and solve:

1. Disconnect the vacuum cleaner from the mains - then check if the nozzle, tube and hose are blocked

2. Check if the filters are blocked and/or dirty. Replace or clean the filters

motor filter (example image)

HEPA filter (example image)

3. Check if the dust bag is full and replace it if needed (models with bag only)

4. Let the vacuum cleaner cool down for a minimum of 2 hours on the charging stand before starting it again (stick vacuum cleaners only)

5. Fully charge the vacuum cleaner (stick vacuum cleaners only)

6. Check that the cable is connected to the mains

7. Check that the plug and cable are not damaged, check another socket to exclude possible electrical problem

8. Check for a blown fuse

9. Check if the battery indicator lamp responds (certain models only).

If the vacuum cleaner still does not work, contact an authorized Electrolux service centre.

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