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Filterqueen cuts out when warm

I have a 27 year old Filterqueen that runs for a few minutes and cuts out. Once it cools down, it starts up again. I've checked the brushes, which seem ok. It's not the main switch because the power nozzle keeps working even when the main suction motor quits. Is there an overheating switch somewhere?

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  • bikermike Jan 12, 2008

    I have checked the secondary filter disk and do replace and/or clean it regularly. However, I've ignored the top filter for years. I'll give that a try. I was unaware there is a temperature switch built into the motor. Thanks.

  • bikermike Jan 12, 2008

    The top filter and worn brushes were the culprits. Thank you.

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You should check the disc filter that is located under the paper cone support. The support is secured with a single screw in the middle at the bottom. This filter is commonly overlooked and when it gets dirty will restrict airflow and cause the motor to overheat. Most motors have a Hi-Limit switch incorporated into the motor to protect against overheating. You should also check the top filter (which is probably foam) and replace if it is clogged.

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