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Power to operate beater bar

What power am i looking for? I have 2.3 volts ac and think i need 24. Second question is i located another vac system that said to operate the suction motor, you jumper the 2 low voltage wires with a screwdriver. ok so where is the 117 volts coming from to operate the (power head) or beater brush?

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  • pscantechy Oct 04, 2008

    That system, as you indicated, powers the system motor that supplies the vacuum. I needed voltage to the power head to run the brush. The repair was in the wiring in this house. It was open, not connected somewhere in the wall so i ran another 14/2 wire from the panel to the 2 pin outlet and voila, instant happiness. Darn electricians. I don't think the power head is drawing too much and burned a wire as i measured the amp draw and it was fine. Thank-you

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Do you have direct conect style inlets? your power nozzle is ran from a completly seperate power source from the main unit. this comes from either the plug part of a direct connect inlet, or your hose has a pigtail cord your plug into a regular electrical outlet. the only place you should have any 14-2 wire going to inlets is if you have the direct connet style.

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Hello,
I am taking ashot at providing you with enough information that you will be able to work thru your problem with it.Here is a link to a standard installation kit http://www.thinkvacuums.com/instructionas.pdf
and this one
http://www.thinkvacuums.com/easyflo/install_wo.htm

If I understand your question, the two low voltage terminals should be shorted together in order to activate the 120VAC to the brush motor. As rge drawing indictaes, you may also press in the two terminals at the vacuum wall receptacle to short the low voltage circuit .. to activate the 120VAC to the motor. If you are measuring across the terminals and see 2.3 volts ..than that may be normal but try measuriung from each terminal to ground and see what you get.. I believe the low voltage circuuitry is 24VAC... Try these installation documents to see if they help you solve your problem.. Hope this helps..

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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    Rick Gelin Oct 04, 2008

    Sight unseen, it's hard for someone "not there" to provide much more than general information on what the potential problem could be,.... and that's good.. and I agree.. a small motor for the beater brush probably doesn't draw much current so chances are your wiring was either never hooked up right or there was a loose connection at a junction box that worked its way loose.. Glad you are operational again..

    Regards..

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How to diagnose a clog in your Central Vac and how to remove it


Symptoms of a clog
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Tools required
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Now if your machine has a utility valve on the unit turn on the manual over ride switch on and lift the utility valve and if you have suction your machine is fine, you have a clog. If you have no suction or poor suction
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-Your motor is going in your system (Your vacuum should sound like grinding metal and chances are it's throwing sparks and smells of burning electrical, turn the unit off immediately and unplug power cord) Your unit will need a new motor or you will need to replaced the whole unit. Sometimes can be cheaper to replace the unit.

So now back on track here, we are going to say the vacuum has great suction and is running smoothly.

Check your hose for clogs, easiest ways are to plug the hose into the utility valve and turn on the machine manually at the switch.
If you do not have a utility valve on your unit (this is where the other vacuum comes into play) plug your central vacuum hose on the end of the shop vac hose. Most hoses are standard and slip right on over the end of a shop vac's hose end (1 1/4 inch end). Turn on your shop vac and feel the suction at the end. It may not be as powerful as your CV but it should be comparable.

If the hose checks out to be free and clear we have a clogged system.

Now lets move to the inlets throwout your home, first we are going to plug our hose into the inlet that is nearest to the unit. If there is little or no suction we know there is an issue either in the distance between the nearest inlet or there is an open/broken valve.

Open/Broken valve (CV will not provide optimum suction with a open/broken valve)
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If there is suction at this inlet you know there is no clog between this inlet in the unit, try all inlets from nearest to farthest away. If you try your next inlet and have weak to no suction you found your point of a clog. This is where you will start to unclog your unit.

Take the hose end of your shop vac and insert it into your inlet. Turn the shop vac on and remove the hose quickly to create a seal and lose a seal. You should start to hear items moving through the line.

Now take your CV hose and insert it into this inlet, activate your CV and check suction if there is more suction, your slowly making progress.

Take a flashlight and look into the inlet to see if you can now see the obstruction. If you can, get your coat hanger out and go fishing. It may be easier to remove the inlet from the wall. Your basic valve is safe to remove. If you have a supervalve, do not remove, there is high current installed in the upper portion of the inlet for your power nozzle.

Repeat the Shop Vac suction and stop and the CV suction and stop until you clear your items.

This is going to take a few minutes of tugging between two vacuums. Eventually it will free if it went in, it has to come out. At the end of the day your basically playing tug of war between your Shop Vac and CV. But if all goes to plan, the clog will end up in your shop vac or in your CV unit.

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