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Shuts off after a few minutes

My Sharp Twin Energy EC-12TWT4 starts, runs, then i hear some crackling and the motor shuts off.  the light stays on however.  

is there a fuse issue?
is there a frayed wire?

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  • sajosh May 20, 2008

    thanks for the reply.  so no fuses?  any way to determine whether it's the motor or wiring?  have you heard or read about typical sources of bad spots to check?

  • sajosh Oct 23, 2008

    Thanks reddevil6 and screwball98 for your suggestions!

    It looks like the carbon brushes are faulty.  Does anyone know where I can buy that for my Sharp Twin Energy EC-12TWT4.  Also are there any instructions on how to install the brushes?



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Could be a bad wire, but most likely a motor going bad. If motor you would look at about $90 just for the part.

Posted on May 20, 2008

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    Lauren Junge May 20, 2008

    You will have to take it apart and try to determine what exactly is causing the problem.

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    Lauren Junge Oct 23, 2008

    If they are available, you may check with a vacuum repair shop or a motor rebuilding shop. Alot of motors, you have to replace the motor.


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The same thing happened with my bissell powerforce the motor is burned up and so are the carbon brushes are faulty.

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