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Motor on the powermate keeps cutting in and out.

Kenmore canister vac, plugged in, cansiter working, good suction from hose, when pushing or pulling the powermate, the motor cuts in and out.

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  • cjackgo Apr 19, 2009

    I have the same isue, powermate keeps cutting in and out. I checked the connections and have held the end of hose to downtube joint tight and it still does it. I took apart the fitting at the powermate end where the cord loops around and into the powermate and can find nothing wrong. All the little power prongs have dark electrical-short type powder around them from the cutting in and out. Need to find a solution or a new vac.



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If your talking the motor on the beater bar, then chances are either when the beater bar was attached to the hose near where you hold it, it did not lock, and the connection is intermittent, or the cord has an internal break.

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