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Motor while using my shop vac it started to smoke then it smeled like an electrical fire,inedd to find the motor/blower

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Im here in philippines please post certain local dealer of vacuum cleaner rigid brand for as a reference in purchasing.i need a power motor for model:wd1665ex0.

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Replace the motor... if you live in canada, go to canadian tire or part source they'll have what oyu need to fix it.

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