How do I Fix an Electrolux Ambassador Vacuum Cleaner?

The Electrolux Ambassador is a canister vacuum cleaner with attachments designed to suction clean carpets and hard floors.

Reduction in Suction Due to Clogged Afterfilters

The Ambassador has a combo dusting and upholstery tool.The Ambassador has a combo dusting and upholstery tool.
The Ambassador's crevice nozzle will suck dirt and debris out of narrow areas. Its combo dusting and upholstery brush, combined with its variable suction, means it can be used to clean soft furnishings, picture frames, lampshades and polished wooden surfaces. The machine's extension wands allow the dusting brush to whisk cobwebs out of high ceiling corners. If you experience a problem with your Ambassador, it may well be possible to fix without calling in the experts.

Remove attachments from the clip on top of the canister.

Press the release latch at the rear of the canister and lift the filter grille away from the main body of the machine.

Remove the clogged afterfilter and replace with a new one.

Insert the two tabs on the filter grille into the corresponding slots on the canister and push the grille back into position.

Cleaner's Hose is Clogged

Remove cleaning attachments from the clip on the top of the canister.

Press the release latch at the rear of the vacuum to free the cover.

Lift the afterfilter off its position.

Insert the machine end of the cleaner's hose, which is normally attached to the front of the canister, into the blower attachment receptacle that lies under the afterfilter.

Switch the Ambassador vacuum on, and the blockage should be blown out of the hose.

Object Caught in Sidekick Attachment

Switch off the Sidekick attachment, which is a tool powered by its own motor and designed for easy maneuverability.

Switch off Ambassador vacuum.

Turn the Sidekick over. If the object is caught in the revolving brush, remove it gently.

Detach the handgrip if the object is trapped further into the unit. The blockage can then be removed through the rear.

Tips

  • Use your Ambassador Vacuum's crevice tool attached to the extension wand to clean hot air registers. This means you will not have to kneel or stoop.
  • Place the round dusting brush on the handgrip and turn the suction down to a very gentle level to carefully remove dust from delicate ornaments.
  • Vacuum brush attachments with the end of the handgrip after use to keep them dust and dirt free.

Warnings

  • Always turn your Ambassador Vacuum off before attaching the Sidekick tool.
  • Keep your hands away from the Sidekick brush while it is in use.
  • Never store your cleaner out of doors. It must be kept in a dry area.

About the Author

Belfast-based Neil Greenlees was made redundant in March 2009 after working as a reporter for 26 years. For most of his career he was a senior journalist with ''The Ulster Star," a weekly newspaper covering the Lisburn and South Belfast areas. Greenlees holds the National Council for the Training of Journalists Pre-Entry Certificate.