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Electrolux EL4040A JetMaxx HEPA Vacuum Cleaner

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Electrolux EL4040A JetMaxx HEPA Vacuum Cleaner

The Electrolux JetMaxx Green vacuum cleaner is a part of the green promise Electrolux has made to create more eco-friendly products. What this means for you is that the EL4040A is not only a powerful, lightweight HEPA vacuum cleaner, but that it is also designed and constructed to make minimal impact on the environment. From the vacuum itself being made from 55% recycled plastics and packaging made from 100% recycled paper to a washable HEPA filter and dust bag made from corn starch, the JetMaxx represents a major step toward with regard to eco-friendly home appliances. But this Electrolux Green vac isn't just about this! The Jetmaxx Green is the only vacuum you need for whole house cleaning. Along with a 13" powerhead for carpet, it comes with four cleaning components, all of which will help clean stairs, crevices, bookshelves, upholstery, smooth flooring and more. From top to bottom, the JetMaxx Green vacuum is truly a unique and comprehensive home cleaner!


  • Sealed System with washable HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of dust, dander, pollen, and other microscopic allergens.
  • Powerful Suction Means the JetMaxx Moves Dirt and Debris From Your Floor to the Dustbag FastWorks with any number of hygienic and Allergy-Friendly Dust Bags including the S-Bag Classic, Anti-Allergy, and Anti-Odor Bags.
  • Filter Air Basket and it's unique design holds the S-bag dust bag in place, and makes it easy to remove from the canister when ready to replace.
  • Fingertip Controls on Handle allow you to turn the vacuum on/off, adjust the suction and height all without bending or reaching.
  • The JetMaxx Green vacuum provides a full range of fingertip controls right on the handle, including suction control and brushroll control for use across smooth and carpeted floors.
  • As an environmentally friendly vacuum the JetMaxx vacuum is made from 55% recycled plastics and the packaging is made from 100% recycled material.
  • Height Adjustable, full-size, 13" Powerhead deeply cleans carpets, and with an independent motor, the brushroll can be turned off for straight suction cleaning of smooth flooring.
  • Powerful, 1400 Watt Motor creates amazing suction across all surfaces.
  • The Electrolux JetMaxx Green Vacuum Cleaner is Made from 55% Recycled PlasticsFull Bag Indicator
  • Oversized, Soft Wheels for less noise and floor protection.
  • Telescopic Wand.
  • Three included attachments for above-the-floor cleaning, Upholstery Tool, Dusting Brush, and Crevice Tool.
  • Automatic Cord Rewind with just the tap of your toe.
  • Brushroll Stall Indicator & Thermal Cut Off to protect the vacuum in the event of a problem or blockage in airflow.
  • Lightweight, only 12 lbs.!
  • Five year limited warranty.

Electrolux EL4040A JetMaxx HEPA Vacuum Cleaner - A Closer Look

Electrolux EL4040A JetMaxx Powerhead
13" Powerhead
With a wide cleaning path and independently driven brushroll, the included powerhead in with the JetMaxx Green vacuum cleaner is powerful and versatile, ideal for cleaning all types of carpet. A long life belt and separate motor power the brushroll for deep cleaning of carpet. Automatically adjusts height based on type of flooring you are currently cleaning. Provides the ability to turn the brushroll off to quickly clean areas of smooth flooring without changing floor tools. Best of all, the brushroll can be controlled from the fingertip controls in the handle.

Electrolux EL4040A HEPA Filter
HEPA Filtration
As S Class HEPA filter captures 99.5% of dust and allergens 0.3 microns or larger, and the cleaner is completely sealed to keep all the dust away from you and your family. Only clean air comes out. Hand wash/rinse and allow to dry. Replace as needed. Disposable HEPA filters also available (green).

Electrolux EL4040A Green Vacuum S-Bag
S-Bag Green
This Green S-bag traps all of the large particles and visible debris that your vacuum removes. When you remove the S-Bag, it seals to lock away allergens for hygienic disposal, and each S-Bag holds about 2 quarts of debris and soil. What truly makes this bag unique is what it's made from - corn starch! Replace this more natural dust bag every 2-3 months or as needed. This vacuum can also use the S-Bag Classic, Anti-Allergy S-Bag or the Anti-Odor S-Bag for better control of specific problems in the home.

Electrolux EL4040A Long Life Belt
Long Life Belt
Traditional vacuum cleaners often have belts that require annual replacement. Not so with the Electrolux JetMaxx Green! This durable drive belt ensure years of service before ever needing to be replaced. Driving the deep-cleaning powerhead of the EL4040A, this belt uses a blended rubber compound for enhanced durability and longevity.

Electrolux Smooth Floor Tool
Bare Floor Tool
This easy-to-use smooth floor tool uses soft yet firm bristles to gently cleans all hard flooring surfaces. Its super lightweight, slim profile allows it to clean under furniture and other hard to reach areas in your home.

Integrated Tools
- Upholstery Tool
- Dusting Brush (stored in handle)
- Crevice Tool (stored in handle)

Customer Reviews

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An amazing, powerful, good looking eco-friendly vacuum. Great performance!
Review by / (Posted on 4/7/2015)

Electrolux EL4040A Jet Maxx Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Electrolux JetMaxx Green Vacuum Cleaner

Although it's one of the smallest and lightest vacuum in the Electrolux line, don't let this little guy fool you! This vacuum purrs like a kitten and has a motor speed that gets dirt off the floor and in the bag in 0.06 second! In addition to the included kittens (sorry, but this obviously has to be where the purring comes from, right?), the JetMaxx Green has a variety of features that are ideal for those looking for an environmentally conscious home appliance, and in this regard, the Electrolux EL4040A is far ahead of the competition.

What I like about the Electrolux JetMaxx Green Vacuum

It was very easy to use, and worked great on all floor types of my home. The suction was efficient at removing dog hair, dust, debris and allergens. While switching out nozzle accessories I found the carpet attachment very easy to remove. This model has a few accessories that make detailed cleaning an easy and fast job. It was that time of year to get some detailed cleaning out of the way, so I used the JetMaxx to help clean out the corners and crevices of the cupboards and drawers and other random spots of the house. After removing all of my dishware and silverware, I took the crevice tool from the hose handle and started to clean up all of the fine dust from the cabinets. It was a quick clean up, and I didn't have to struggle with stretching the hose high enough in my cupboards. With such a strong suction, corners and crevices are now spotless. For the small area of smooth flooring near front door, I simply switched the brushroll off and used straight suction to quickly clean, while for the kitchen I switched to the included smooth floor tool. This attachment is very slim and small enough to slide in between the small gaps between kitchen appliances and around furniture.

I really appreciate the efforts Electrolux makes in creating eco-friendly vacuums and vacuum products. The JetMaxx Green vacuum itself is made from 55% recycled plastics. This makes a big difference in two ways. First, the process Electrolux uses actually cuts production costs in terms of the petroleum and energy used to create this vac. Second, it provides a small but viable opportunity to reuse some of the millions of tons of plastic waste that humans produce every year. In addition to the vacuum itself, a washable HEPA filter puts me at ease because that is one less thing for me to throw away, so instead of replacing it once every few months or even once a year, this filter will provide years of use without needing to be replaced. (I recommend picking up a second so you can always have one to use while the other air dries after washing.) It's also a great little feature that the cornstarch dust bag will biodegrade quickly and not just be sit in the dump or bottom of the ocean for decades or more. Even the packaging of the JetMaxx Green vacuum is environmentally friendly. It's all recyclable and is made from 100% recycled paper. From top to bottom, this Electrolux vacuum is the most eco-friendly of any available on the market today.

In addition to the features and "green" nature of this vacuum, price makes the Electrolux JetMaxx an easily affordable model that is great for cleaning the whole household.

The Microseal system is a must for those coping with allergies or asthma. While a HEPA filter certainly does help, vacuums that lack a sealed system, to ensure no leakage and proper filtration of all the air that passes through the vacuum, can dramatically decrease the effectiveness of the filter. With regard to the filter, it traps 99.5% of particles 0.3 microns and larger. This is what is considered an S-Class filter. This designation still carries the "HEPA" label in Europe and other countries, which is why you'll see Electrolux using HEPA to describe their washable filters. For most people HEPA and S-Class, 99.97% and 99.5% are largely interchangeable terms, but worth noting.

What I do not like about the JetMaxx Green Vacuum

I have one significant drawback with this vacuum and then a couple small things that puzzle me. I have never been a big fan of automatic height adjustment. The powerhead uses a spring-style mechanism to adjust the brushroll bases on the type of surface you are cleaning on. This type of adjustment works, just not as well as actual height adjustment.

While using the accessories I noticed the hose seemed stiffer than it needed to be, but at least it's crush proof! I'm not sure what the logic is behind the attachment holder on the handle since there is definitely more than 2 accessories that come with this vacuum, and though the air filter basket is neat looking and easily detaches from the unit, I'm not sold on the benefit of this design.

Overall, the Electrolux JetMaxx Green vacuum is a great value for the price. Despite a few minor drawbacks, the filtration, cleaning ability and the very eco-friendly nature of this vacuum set it apart from the crowd. It provides all the tools you need for your floors and above-the-floors cleaning needs, and does so in one of the most innovative ways possible.

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Electrolux EL4040A JetMaxx HEPA Vacuum Cleaner Specifications

Best for: Allergy and asthma sufferers with carpeted and hard floors
Model Number: EL4040A
Vacuum Type: Canister
Amps: 12
Variable Speed Motor: Yes
Suction Adjustment: Yes
Controls: Fully Integrated into Handle (Power, Suction, and Brushroll Control)
Quick-Release Wand: Yes
Bag Change Indicator: Yes
Filter Change Indicator: Yes
Sealed System: Yes
HEPA Filter Included: Yes, Washable
Dust Bag Capacity: 2 Quart
Decibels: 86 dBa (max)
Total Attachments Included:   
Crevice tool: Yes, integrated onto handle
Dusting Brush: Yes, integrated onto handle
Upholstery Tool: Yes
Smooth Floor Brush: Yes, Low Profile
Turbo Brush: Power Paw Optional
Electric Powerhead: Yes w/ Height Adjustment
Lighted Powerhead: No
Cord Length: 21 ft.
Dimensions: 17" x 12" x 9"
Weight: 12 lbs. (25.7 lbs. shipping weight)
Warranty: 5 Years

Electrolux EL4040A JetMaxx HEPA Vacuum Cleaner Additional Resources

Electrolux JetMaxx EL4040A User Manual   Electrolux JetMaxx Green Canister Vacuum Owner's Manual