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Motor gets hot in moments and shuts off

I had a clog in the hose and the motor got hot and turned off but a bad smell came from it. I have cleaned all the filters and the clog and it will not get any suction and over heats within seconds of turning it on again. I have tried to run it with out the canister and filters and it dose the same thing. I was told the motor would not burn out because it had safety measures built in to prevent this. It will power up briefly and shuts off.

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    The  vacume was in use and all of a sudden it started to get loud and a burning smell came out the red light came on and the system shut down. Tried starting it up again and it won't. Cleaned out everything and changed filter still not running. What do I do?

  • wee amy Apr 11, 2008

    I have cleaned the hoses, put in new filter, shut it off for some time and then started it up, does not have suction, I believe the red light should come on when it is overheated, but that didnothappen. what do I do now, I cannot find my maneul a new one might help

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True, the motor has safety measures to stop it from overheating... that's why it shut down. You smelled something, so some kind of damage was done. It's possible that the over temp switch itself got fried. Doesn't sound too good from here.

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