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Our central vac has no suction. I think the filter may have been damp when I reinstalled it after washing! Have I ruined the motor?

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I don't think that you have "ruined" the motor. however, you should go to the unit and take the bucket off of the machine and let the motor underside dry out when your not using the unit. Just keep an ear out for the machine next time you start it up for any funny noises.

those motors are pretty good at taking a little bit of water, damn filter and all, I just don't recommend that you take the filter from the sink to the vacuum tho.

Also, you may want to consider buying a second filter for that unit so that you can wash and let one dry while you put the other dry filter into the unit and rotate them.

Good luck,
Mark.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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