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Central vacuum Hello, my central vacuum motor just clicks when you insert the hose into the receptacle. Is there anything I can do besides get a new motor or unit?

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If the central vacuum is clicking that means that the circuit breaker is working and trying to get the motor to run but the motor is not functioning. This means it's time for either a new motor or a new unit. Unfortunately there's really no way around that. You might want to replace the entire system though because you have to think about where your money is best spent, putting a bandaid on your old machine or investing in a new machine that will last you up to 20 years.

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Check the motor brushes, they may be worn down and not making contact with the armature. There may also be relays and one could be bad.

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    http://electrolux.com/ Customer Service 1-800-896-9756
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