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Re: Powerhead for a fantom lightning
You're not going to like this. That company went bankrupt and parts are no longer available. You might be able to find a good used part, but it's been quite a while since the company closed and most parts have been used up. That connector was a problem and was prone to breaking. I think it may be time for a new vacuum. Sorry.
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I have the power head, wand & hose, exrra belt, 4 heps filters ans a spare main vacuum motor for Fantom Lightning. My main motor burned out. Found a used motor on Ebay. Went to change it and part of wiring was burned, so I decided not to rosk reairs with bad wiring. Power head was not attached at the time, so it is fine. I'll sell all together for a decent price, it you're interested
I have the power head, wand & hose, exrra belt, 4 heps filters ans a spare main vacuum motor for Fantom Lightning. My main motor burned out. Found a used motor on Ebay. Went to change it and part of wiring was burned, so I decided not to rosk reairs with bad wiring. Power head was not attached at the time, so it is fine. I'll sell all together for a decent price, it you're interested.
In Canada I don't know. Parts for the older Fathoms are getting scarce. There is a wholesaler here in the US that has parts, but you have to be a repair shop to buy from them and I don't know if they are in Canada. Call your local repair shops to see if they can get you that circuit board, the co. name here is Essco, or Electric Sweeper Service Co. Wish I could help more.
The red light tells you that that there is a clog, either in the hose or down by the brush roll. The smell if it is rubber smelling, then it is the belt and maybe the brush roll. If it is an electrical smell, then probably the motor. But parts for these are always available, they went bankrupt several years ago and aren't in business anymore.
It sounds like you have a hose problem. You should be aware that the Fantom company went bankrupt many years ago. I know that the Fantom name was bought by another company and there may be Chinese units sold under that name, but service and parts availability is an issue. There may be an issue with the power delivery to the powerhead. This is through the hose, from the canister connection and down the wand assy. You should check the continuity from the canister down to the powerhead.