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On my old Royal the motor has stopped working

I have removed the two motor brushes from the side casing and wiped them off, and blown air in to where the bushes are inserted. I also removed the four screws and took off the little cover plate, where the power cord is spliced to feed power to the motor and the light. Where they are spliced, I verified that the power cord is good, with a volt meter. But the motor still doesnt power up, as though there is no AC (even though I checked). I can turn the beater brush and the motor itself rotates (its not hung up or binding). Whats next? I want to get access to the motor itself so that I can vacuum out the inside of the motor. Any suggestions?

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  • dan621 Apr 25, 2008

    As one of the replies indicated, I think that I put one of the brushes in backwards. Whoops. I'll turn it around and see if that helps. Is there some way to vacuum out the carbon wearing from the brushes? BTW, thanks for the help- dan

  • dan621 Apr 28, 2008

    New brushes fixed the problem. Thanks.

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On my old Royal the motor has stopped working
Posted by dan621 on Apr 24, 2008
Royal 2008Z Classic Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have removed the two motor brushes from the side casing and wiped them off, and blown air in to where the bushes are inserted. I also removed the four screws and took off the little cover plate, where the power cord is spliced to feed power to the motor and the light. Where they are spliced, I verified that the power cord is good, with a volt meter. But the motor still doesn’t power up, as though there is no AC (even though I checked). I can turn the beater brush and the motor itself rotates (its not hung up or binding). What’s next? I want to get access to the motor itself so that I can vacuum out the inside of the motor. Any suggestions?


Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
Even though you took out the carbon brushes and blew them out – on the Royal and other vacuums you need to mark the way the carbon brushes go in and out with some type of line on the top of the carbons and if you put them in wrong they are not making a good contact with the armature, and if that is the problem you may have to replace the carbon brushes with new ones and make sure you mark them with some type of line on the time. Question? Did you vacuum run before you cleaned the carbon brushes? Also, you can remove the motor back cover by removing the 4 screws on the back of the fan housing and you can also check for a loose wire or connection, 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.
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If the carbon brushs are ok, then either the armature or the field is bad. You will have to rebuilt the motor, or replace it, which ever is cheaper and available. You will have to get parts from someone selling Royal parts, or maybe take it to a place that will rebuild it for you.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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    Lauren Junge Apr 26, 2008

    I usually use air to blow out the motor.

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