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Shop vac 90L400 stopped working won't start

I have a shop vac that I was using and it just stopped. It is a 90L400 I can't find my manual so can you please advise & let me know where I can view a manual for troubleshooting. Your site prompted me to put the wrong type of shop vac. The model # is as listed in this e-mail.

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I had the same problem with the same model. Turned out to be the thermal fuse on the motor housing, between the switch and the windings. Took it apart and replaced the melted solder with 14 guage copper wire. Works fine! No thermal protection but I don't use it for long at a time anyway. Check the switch for continuity, if good then check the thermal fuse for continuity. If good, it's the motor.

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  • psc777 Oct 17, 2010

    This is exactly what I just got done doing to mine. Works like a champ, Thanks! I thought I would never get to the "fuse". Take some torx off, take a cover off, more screws, repeat a few times, lol. I use mine for vacuuming out the car only, so it is never on very long. Just disappointed it died with so little use, and never on very long. it practically looks new, heck the bag in maybe 5% filled up. But it is about 5 years old.


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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2017

    I just did the same fix, but I discovered the root cause: the intake filter was clogged and undoubtedly was causing the motor to run hot. I happened to have 14 gauge solder and inserted that into the thermal fuse housing, so I think that's a better fix if you want to preserve the thermal protection.

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It sounds like the power unit has gone bad. I had the same thing happen and called Shop Vac (570) 326-3557. Since it was still under the 3 year warranty, they sent a replacement unit.

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Sounds like it might be the switch that has went bad. I was able to find the part at https://www.mouser.com. The part is made by CW part number GRS-4021. The cost $3.25 US. This would be a cheaper alternative then buy the whole power unit which would cost as much as the Shop Vac cost new. Does require a little know how or common sense and does not feel leary about disassembly a electrical device.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

  • psc777 Oct 17, 2010

    This is exactly what I just got done doing to mine. Works like a champ, Thanks!
    I thought I would never get to the "fuse". Take some torx off, take a cover off, more screws, repeat a few times, lol.

    I use mine for vacuuming out the car only, so it is never on very long.
    Just disappointed it died with so little use, and never on very long.
    it practically looks new, heck the bag in maybe 5% filled up. But it is about 5 years old.

  • psc777 Oct 17, 2010

    PLEASE IGNORE MY REPLY. was meant to reply to fmfmedic's post

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VERY Helpful Customer service, immediate solution was to send a new power unit no cost to me! Thank you Shop Vac!

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