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FQ95x...motor gets very hot very fast

I purchased a Filter Queen 95x as a used vacuum in June '09. The motor gets very hot and so does the cap on top -- to the point that I cannot touch the underside of the cap (where the scent pad is located)when I remove it. Also, when the cap is removed, the exhaust air is extremely hot (just like a hair dryer!) Is this normal? If not, any suggestions? I've heard & read good thinks about this make of vacuums -- did I buy a lemon? Thank you! S.

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These old style majestic always ran on the hot side but since its pushing 20 years old, you need to have it serviced my a filter queen service center. that will help with the heat problem and prolong the life of the machine.

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It sounds like you have a blockage either in your hose or the carpet sweeper. Try dropping a coin through the hose. If it comes out then check the sweeper.

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Will run for a few minutes, then red light comes on canister an unit shuts off.


That's the thermal cut off circuit. If the motor gets to hot it trips and shuts it off. When it cools down it will turn on again but it is generally an indicator of one of the following; the cone filter needs changed or the inner filter ring that sits above the motor inside the unit is shot. One is an easy change the other requires dis-assembly, better carried out by a vac tech if you aren't comfortable taking it apart. In the meantime remove the cap out of the top of the vacuum, that will let it exhaust heat better but I strongly recommend getting that filter ring changed.

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My canister motor shuts off after a few minutes and a red light comes on


hat's the thermal cut off circuit. If the motor gets to hot it trips and shuts it off. When it cools down it will turn on again but it is generally an indicator of one of the following; the cone filter needs changed or the inner filter ring that sits above the motor inside the unit is shot. One is an easy change the other requires dis-assembly, better carried out by a vac tech if you aren't comfortable taking it apart. In the meantime remove the cap out of the top of the vacuum, that will let it exhaust heat better but I strongly recommend getting that filter ring changed.

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We were told we can add water to the canister instead of using a paper filter. Is there a manual that shows the operation of the Majestic Filter Queen 95x?


This is a DRY vacuum only. Do not put any type of water in your vacuum unless you are cleaning the dirt container only.

Adding water to this machine will cause it to **** the water straight up through the motor and well, water and electricity do not mix.

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First, remove the top filter cap. quarter turn.
Remove the three screws from under said cap.
The rubber switch cover will come off of the on/off switch pedal there. pull off and set aside.
undo the two clamps and remove the motor (chrome) section from the base.
give the handle a tug and the chrome cap should now come off and allow you access to the wiring and motor/switch.

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Motor Brush for older model Filter Queen


Is there a Johnstone Supply in your area? How about an ACE Hardware. A vacum repair place? Sewing machine repair place?

If you have the data, ACE or Johnstone should be able to help you. Don't discount other electrical supply places. You will not get help at a big box place.

When I Googled "Filter Queen parts", I found lots of places on the WWW. There must be something close to you.

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Where can a person purchase parts to repair the hose of an filter queen majestic model 360.


If you live in Iowa call 888-637-4692 or 800-344-1840 for the the Service Center near you. or online at http://www.filterqueen.com/contact-filterqueen-locate-distributor.html

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Filter queen 95X (1991) Motor is noisy but still work fine. Can there be a loose screw inside ? Can I open the motor and look inside ?


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Posted by alexun on Jul 10, 2008
Filter queen 95X (1991) Motor is noisy but still work fine.
Can there be a loose screw inside ? Can I open the motor and look inside ?


Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The sounds coming from the motor sounds like it is the 2 sheet metal fans that do loosen up and start to make noise; and if you are handy and can do service work yourself you can replace the fans, but make sure you mark the wires when you remove the wire and the motor. If you have questions feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or cal the Filter Queen cust serv line listed below. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

http://www.filterqueen.com/
Customer Service 1-800-344-1840
custserv@filterqueen.com
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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The cone filter if put on right should collect the dirt, the tabs shoud be on the edge so when you put the top on, it keeps it in place. Wish I could help more, guess I would have to see it to figure it out. Here is a pic. of the top part, are all filters ok? There is one under the round card-board besides the one at the bottom of the motor. #18 is the filter.
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Need manuel


I've found an online manual in pdf format

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