Question about Filter Queen Majestic Canister Vacuum
Runs well, great suction but smells like **** when I run it
Change all 4 of the filters, and wash the dirt container with soap, water and a little bleach. The only other thing that would cause a bad smell would be the actual motor, but that would be more of a burning smell. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 25, 2012
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Sorry my suggestions did not help but I have a few more suggestions, what type of hoe do you have? Is it a cloth, braided hose or is it a vinyl electric hose? If it is a clothe hose check the suction on the machine end then hook up your hose and then check the suction on the hose end, if there is a leak of some sort replace the hose – otherwise it may be the motor and then you may what to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer, the Filter Queen Factory or check the listing I will give your below for a price quote from the factory or another dealer. Question? Do you have a cone filter in the unit now and is there a bat filter around the top of the motor area? Canada is probably a little higher priced then if you ship the vacuum to maybe the US or the FQ Factory.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2008
The motor will need either a rebuild with new bearing, or replacement. Parts should be no more than $100 .EASY project. 20 minutes max fro a pro shop. If you can tie your shoes you can do this one yourself.
If replacing, upgrade to a ball/ ball ( double ball bearing) motor, same height, generally an AMTEK Lamb. A ball ball motor will give longer life
Under the cap you have removed are 3 screws.
You will detach them last. Note they are slightly offset in their pattern.
Open the vac as though changing the cone. Remove the plastic cone by undoing the center screw. Remove the inner filter disc and change . This should be changed every 6 months...
Now you will see three, screws or nuts in a triangle pattern. Detach them. Remove the rubber switch pedal from above .
.Now detach the upper 3 screws and the motor housing will lift off. Voila. Inspaect the cord inside and out for wear at it's socket. Now is the time to shorten if required.
There should be an insulating disc about the size of a coin between the motor top and the screen below the vac handle. You MUST reinstall on the new motor in case of a short in the vac.
Remove the foam or felt "muffler" and clean or replace.
Remove the wire nuts and note the wiring pattern for the switch, motor and power head. Note the motor position versus the cord. Mark with felt pen and reinstall the same.
Do not twist the wires when reinstalling, only twist the wire nuts. Check that they are tight and reinstall in opposite order.
Please post back if tehre is a problem or this helps
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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SOURCE: how to change upper filters?
Open the vac as though to change the cone and remove the plastic inner cone with the slotted screw at the bottom.. Underneath you will find a 5" disk , likely coated with fine dust.
That is the one which needs to be changed. Around that disc will be three more screws holding the upper housing onto the vac. These ones are accessible from inside, if changing the motor.
Below the handle of the vac there is a serial number ring and three screws in an offset triangle. If you remove these and the rubber cover for the toe switch, the vac housing will come off. This will reveal the `foam or cotton ``muffler``. You can replace it or wash and dry it if foam. It acts as a muffler more than a a filter....
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
Hi, Did you change both the cone and the filter on the top lid? If so, ther may be a leak in the machine breaking the air tight vacuum. When you put it together make sure its in properly and tight. Let me know if this does not help, I will look at something else. Chris
Posted on Feb 09, 2011
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