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Carbon brushes on ME-48 power head motor worn out. Where can I get replacement brushes? Motor is O 90197X7, Lamb, Model 118173-73 - 240V 50/60Hz

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Hi Les,

Most sites sell only the motor.
Here's a website that includes motor brushes: http://www.kleen-ritecorp.com/search.aspx?IsSubmit=true&searchTerm=lamb+motor&gclid=CIbZ59zwiKgCFQprKgod8W2itQ

Hope you can find the right brushes.

I hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate your vote. Thanks,

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http://www.ametek.com/contact/index.cfm
Customer Service – 610-647-2121
AMETEK Corporate Office
37 N. Valley Road, Building 4
P.O. Box 1764
Paoli, PA 19301 U.S.A.
Tel: 610-647-2121 Fax: 215-323-9337

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