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I have Nutone VX550C. Motor runs intermittently (cycles on and off rapidly--the light on the handle is blinking furiously) when I use the on/off switch on the hose. This happens at all of the wall connectors, so suggests a hose contact problem. Motor runs continuously when I turn it on at the switch on the wall unit.

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  • bheronman Aug 05, 2010

    My goal is to find out whats causing this and how to fix it. Also, does it do damage to run the vacuum under these conditions? Thanks and Regards, Rich

  • bheronman Aug 06, 2010

    YES, HELPFUL ANSWER. I WILL CHECK OUT MY OPTIONS.

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The unit does have a switchs the PVC outlets, and it sounds like the hose mech to operate the switches is broken, and intermittently making contact. A replacement hose would likely fix the problem. Looked them up on the net, and they're not cheap. Here's one site that offers free shipping, at least:
http://www.centralvacuumplanet.com/nutone/hoses.htm
Good luck to you, thanks for using FixYa, and hope this gets everything working again!

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