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I have a NUTONE central vac, when I turn on the power, It sounds like its grinding glass and doesnt suction. Could it be that broken glass got caught in the motor and all I need to do is clean it, or is this the sound of a failed motor?

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More likely it's something in the fan. However, I suggest taking it to a vacuum repair shop to make sure. Something could have got into the fan system and is making a racket, but the motor itself won't crunch up glass.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

  • vitaeterna20 Nov 10, 2010

    Taking the fan apart will cost you over $100.00 from my experience. It is possible to do it yourself, but it is not easy. The fan assembly is friction fit together and you need to use a hammer and chisel to ease it apart on one side and then the other. Make sure you have something through the hole to keep all the pieces inside in the same order as when everything was together. If the bearings are shot, I managed to the the old race case out by using a pair of pliers against the edge for leverage.

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