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AAAArrggghhhh my vacuum makes a weird noise and spits out sparks

My vacuum makes a weird noise and spits out sparks

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  • glenn_collie Feb 25, 2009

    out of the motor housing

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Out of the vacuum housing or base?

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  • adseverance Feb 25, 2009

    Take off the vacuum housing. Unscrew the base and remove the top cover. If it's a 14" it will have more M5 screws on the bottom
    of the base. You must remove the brush cover strip on the side
    of the base first.

    If you can, take a digital picture of the inside of the base.

    I'll go from there. We fix about 10 Versamatic's per week
    at Dartmouth College. We are responsible for 220 on
    campus.

    Sounds like the brush motor. So look for any charring
    around the motor.


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