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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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