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Leaf Hog trouble

I accidentally sucked up my dogs hollow rubber play toy and was unable to turn it off quick enough - it made it almost thru I had to pull it out with needle nose pliers then when I started it back up it made a funny noise so I shut it off right away - when I went to turn it back on nothing - I let it sit for an hour and still it will not work - I am afraid I fried the motor? And getting this fixed would probably almost cost as much as a new hog?

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  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    I sucked up my son's rubber sandal. After shutting off the motor, it won't turn back on. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    can you buy a replacement motor for this, just the handle with the motor?? Anyone please help.Thanks

  • alfakilo Jan 06, 2009

    Similar thing happened. Took unit apart and found small fuse...having difficulty finding a replacement fuse...but if I can, it beats buying a new unit.

  • christinewh Apr 25, 2009

    leafhog carbon brushes:
    part still available in the UK
    how do you take the old brushes out


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The carbon brushes wear out after a few years .B&D does not carry replacements . I took out one of the old brushes and found an exact replacement at an electronics parts surplus store . The replacement didn't have the little endcap on it so I used the ones from the old brushes and pigtailed the connector wire .
Its been working fine since !

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

  • jimlmathis Jan 24, 2009

    BTW once you get the screws out of the case to split the shell and gain access to the motor take a hacksaw or a dremel tool to the screwheads to cut a slot so that a regular screwdriver works ! The screwheads are torqx and unless you have that type screwdriver very hard to get out !


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Open motor case with proper hex screwdriver.

There is a fuse in the wires running through the handle. It is likely the problem. It is easily replaced.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

  • alfakilo Jan 25, 2009

    One my first post, I referred to a fuse. It is actually a relay and doesn't need to be replaced.


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