Question about Black & Decker Leaf Hog 12-AMP Electric Blower/Vacuum #BV4000

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B & D leaf hog (blower/vac)

Just yesterday, as I was using the vac to **** up leaves it lost power. I had tried changing cords, outlets, no luck.

Is there something else I can try? Or is it time for another one?


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  • Greg1701 Nov 28, 2008

    While vacuuming up leaves, the power head just quit working. Tried different outlets with no success. The fan blades will rotate manually. Any ideas?


  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    I took mine apart and found a fuse. The fuse looked fine but when I jumped it the vac worked again. This has to be done with great care because you are working with exposed live parts. If you are not afraid of electricity don't do it. The fuse seems to be soldered in so its not easly changed. I don't think permanently jumping the fuse is advisable but you should be able to find a like fuse and resolder it it in.

  • hlthorb Dec 05, 2008

    I have had the fuse "blow" in my LeafHog for a third time and am looking for a better solution than just replacing it. The fuse element does not actual but seems to develop enough heat to melt one of its ends out of the metal cap. Is there there a more robust fuse that can be used?

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    If it's a 2500 model they seem to have a notorious problem with the
    motor brushes burning, over-heating and melting their surroundings.
    The part (2 brushes) is not available thru B&D. This was a nice
    design with a historically bad motor. The 4000 model it "may" be
    better. Most people who had a 2500 had at least two because the first
    one worked great until it burnt out. I was given a dead one, with
    externals parts from the first, and found the lower brush to be the
    issue. The fact the part is not available could mean the original
    motor design was simply faulty.



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Yes, the blower works but the vacuum does not. I believe that the blower and the vacuum attachments are what gives the motor its direction. Therefor if it works one way and not the other the problem must be where the attachment engages the motor. I'm afraid I may have to look for another vacuum piece. 

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Check an see if a branch or something got caught in the blower an won't let it turn, if it hums that could be the problem

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