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Www.vacpartswearhouse.com.Has parts &diagrams.

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Im trying to replace a fan on a simplicity freedom f3300 vacum. HOW DOES THE OLD FAN COME OFF? It seems to be pressed on but I dont want to brake anything.


Assuming you have the motor out of the fan housings, check to see if you can move the fan around clockwise/counter-clockwise. If the fan is not moveable, the fan has probably melted to the motor housing. Replacing the motor is recommended as the plastic motor housing under the fan is probably damaged/melted. It could still be fixed but there is a possibility of damaging the housing. If after removing the fan following the directions below be sure to remove/trim any melted plastic away from housing before replacing fan. Not trimming the plastic could result in your new fan melting again to the housing when the machine is turned on. If you have an older model pay careful attention to the carbon brush area, if there are plastic posts holding the carbon brush springs, these are easy to break.

If the fan is movable, remove the nut and washers from fan. Use two large flat head screwdrivers and place them opposite of each other under the bottom lip of the fan between the fan and motor housing. (it might be a little easier if you have an extra pair of hands to hold the motor). With the flat heads in place, push the handles of the flatheads toward the side of the motor where the belt shaft is. If the fan does not pop off rotate the position of the screwdrivers and try again. Pay close attention that the fan washer is installed before replacing your new fan. after installing the new fan, rotate it several times making sure it isn't rubbing anywhere.

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Brushes wont spin on the vax duel v 124 model and i dont know how to get to the belt to see if it has broken. There is no reset button on here that I can find !!


V124 /124a. Brushes not spinning. A clicking noise can sometimes be heard with this fault. It is likely that the brush drive unit has developed a fault. For the adventurous it is quite straightforward to repair. Ensure the machine is unplugged from the power supply and remove the tanks. Place the machine down on the floor and remove the brush bar. This clicks into place and is easy to lift out. Remove the screws on the base of the machine that hold the red cover in place. These are posidriv self tappers. Remove the clear plastic V assembly from the machine. This is clicked into place to make removal and replacement easy. Locate the turbine assembly and underneath the machine remove the screws that hold this in place. Disconnect the two small rubber hoses on the turbine assembly and gently pry out the turbine. The turbine can be opened up by removing the self tapping screws holding it together. Do this on a well lit bench or tabletop
Gently open up the turbine housing by lifting the black clips slightly. Keep the turbine level while you are doing this. Inside is the black plastic turbine blade. Remove the two gears and the small bearing and place to one side. Inspect the turbine blade for cracks or damage. If cracked the turbine blade can be repaired using a hot soldering iron to 'weld' the plastic. Ensure the repair is smoothed off by using a flat file. A tiny amount of light oil can be applied inside the turbine casing. Then reassemble the turbine blade, gears and bearing and clip the housing together. Replace screws in turbine housing. Refit turbine into the machine Replace machine screws, red cover. clear V assembly clicks back on. Test the machine to make sure that the brushes rotate. If the turbine is beyond repair a new one can be obtained as a spare part

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I cannot find my owner sheet and need to change the belt in my upright oreck


THERE IS A SINGLE SCREW ON THE SIDE OF THE VAC KNOWN AS THE 'BELT DOOR'.

LAY VAC ON IT'S RIGHT SIDE, SO THE BELT DOOR IS STICKING STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR. REMOVE DOOR AND BELT DOOR. CUT OLD BELT IF IT IS NOT BROKEN. TUCK NEW BELT UNDER BRUHROLL PULLEY FIRST THEN STRECH OVER MOTOR SHAFT.

DO NOT REPLACE BELT BY REMOVING BASEPLATE. 1) THE MOTOR IS NOT STABLE ENOUGH FOR THE TIGHT BELTS WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE MOTOR 2) REPLACING BASEPLATE IMPOPERLY MAKES VACUUMING DIFFICULT. ">

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Smells like burning


We had this same issue. I noticed it smells like burning plastic. I took it apart and did not find any fundamental problems. Ball bearings on motor are fine, no play. What I did find was that the motor construction contains lots of plastic. It's made in China. Even the brush holder is plastic. Now, this is unusual to me, as brushes get very hot. However, I did not find any issues of melted or softening plastic when running. I used a laser-guided thermometer and measured about 170 degrees F on the metal portion of the brush holder. Nothing unusual. Some parts reached above 200 degrees F. Again, nothing unusual. The only unusual issue is that many of the parts are mated with plastic parts. That's where I believe the problem lies. When the motor is new, the brushes don't make full contact. Therefore, full power draw is not achieve until these brushes wear down a bit. After this point, the brushes reach maximum power delivery and reach maximum temperatures. This is why I believe the vacuum didn't exibit any smell until a few months later, at least, for us. In conclusion, I didn't find anything wrong, except that the motor is cheaply constructed. It isn't going bad and well likely last quite a while, IMHO.
MAJ

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Need to replace motor brushes on Kenmore canister vacuum 116.25914503 - Getting lots of arcing at brush ends. Need tear-down steps to get at the brushes.


If you can see the arcing you are likely in the motor housing. The brushes are specific to the motor depending on RPM. Most brushes and motors in Sears units are supplied by AMTEK Lamb. The color on the plastic housing and stamped model # on motor will help identify the correct carbon brush, however new brushes will NOT always solve your problem if the motor is arcing.
If the armature is worn like an apple core or if the lines between segments on the copper commutator are gaping and not parallel you will need a new or rebuilt motor.
If brushes are properly removed there is a tiny flag terminal which will slide out of most brush housings where the wire meets the brush itself. New brushes are best installed after dressing the armature surface with a fine carbarundum seating stone or very fine wet dry sandpaper and then the motor is run in at half speed at reduced voltage.
|There is usually a hold down clamp over each brush to seat it and a lock tab underneath to align the new brush.

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Hoover WindTunnel Canister: Roller brush motor not turning


These motors have a fuse incorporated in the field winding and it sounds like that blew. These motors sometimes overheat at the front bearing and the bearing will melt into the plastic housing. This will cause the fuse to blow. It sounds like that's your problem. You can remove the motor by removing the three screws on the bottom of the powerhead and then check the front bearing for any bubbling or blistering in the plastic housing. The shaft of the motor should turn easily.

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