How to Disassemble an Electrolux Canister


If you're moving house one of the final things you'll do before handing over the keys of your old home is thoroughly vacuum the empty interior. You'll then want to move your vacuum safely to your new abode because you'll need it to remove dust and debris as your furniture and rugs are placed in position. The best way to ensure your vacuum makes the move in one piece is to dismantle it and pack it securely in a container.

Things You'll Need

  • String
  • Electrolux dust bags
  • Electrolux vacuum filters
  • Plastic carrier bag
  • House moving carton


  • Remove your Electrolux canister cleaner's plug from the electric outlet.

  • Use the cable rewind control on the top of the cleaner to retract the cord into the canister.

  • Remove the hose from the air inlet on the canister.

  • Open the canister, remove the dust bag and discard it. Fit a new dust bag so the cleaner is ready for use in your new home. If your cleaner does not use bags, empty and clean the dust container.

  • Check your vacuum's filters. If they are grimy remove them from the canister and clean or replace them with new filters.

  • Gather up the onboard tools and secure them in position on the canister.

Hose, Wands and Other Accessories

Packing the Vacuum

  • Place the canister in a suitable container such as a house moving carton. It is best if it can lie horizontally in the container rather than standing on one end.

  • Place the hose and extension wands in the container alongside the canister.

  • Place the floor tool in the container along with the plastic bag containing spare filters and vacuum bags.

  • Seal the container and give it to the removal team or transport it to your new home yourself.

Tips & Warnings

  • Retract the brush on the floor tool to ensure it is not damaged during transit.
  • Disassemble your Electrolux canister in this way if you are packing it away for a prolonged period of storage.
  • Ensure your vacuum's hose is tied up in a circle. If you create any angles in the hose it may become worn or torn when being transported.

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