I have a shop vac that I was using and it just stopped. It is a 90L400 I can't find my manual so can you please advise & let me know where I can view a manual for troubleshooting. Your site prompted me to put the wrong type of shop vac. The model # is as listed in this e-mail.
I had the same problem with the same model. Turned out to be the thermal fuse on the motor housing, between the switch and the windings. Took it apart and replaced the melted solder with 14 guage copper wire. Works fine! No thermal protection but I don't use it for long at a time anyway. Check the switch for continuity, if good then check the thermal fuse for continuity. If good, it's the motor.
Sounds like it might be the switch that has went bad. I was able to find the part at https://www.mouser.com. The part is made by CW part number GRS-4021. The cost $3.25 US. This would be a cheaper alternative then buy the whole power unit which would cost as much as the Shop Vac cost new. Does require a little know how or common sense and does not feel leary about disassembly a electrical device.
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Motors have a thermal safety fuse in the field winding. If it overheats, it will blow and either can be replaced or the whole field winding will have to be replaced. It is wired and is not considered to be a user servicable item.
If you are going to use the wet vac to remove water, be sure to remove the bag inside the canister first. Also, some wet vacs have an internal float that has to be installed, but that may not be the case with yours.
If by stopped working you mean that it no longer has any suction, then check the hose for a clog and also clean all the filters.
If you mean that it literally stopped running, then the most common cause is a faulty switch. If the machine is still under warranty, contact Shop Vac for a replacement motor, Switches for shop vacs are not available, only replacement motors. If the machine is not under warranty you can either replace the motor or the whole machine.
I figured I had nothing to lose so I just started vacuuming. I thought I had to turn the end of the hose that connects to the shop-vac around (which I did so that it brought the water down to the 'bucket'. Other than that, I even went to Yahoo Answers and asked for input. The answers were - just vacuum, they didnt think there was anything to do with the vacuum to set it up for wet vac. I had removed the cloth filter used for dry vacuuming so I was ok with that. I also saw a YouTube video that said basically to remove the cloth filter. Ok .... that was not so difficult. Thank goodness too.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=19255&thid=659916 Old red and black Genie Shop Vac Posted by girl power on Jun 10, 2008 A Wheel or disk has come off of the motor. I would like to get a copy of the user manual to see if I can determine where it came off of. This Genie Shop Vac was given to us from my father-in-law. Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.You can always check with the manufacturer Shop Vac to get an owner’s manual for the older Genie Shop Vac would be @ the Shop Vac Website and or Customer Service of which I will give you @ the bottom of the response. Other wise check with your local vac dealer in your area. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://shopvac.com/contact.aspCustomer Service 570-326-0502 Phone # Shop-Vac Corporation Customer Service 570-326-7185 Fax # 2323 Reach Road P.O. Box 3307 Williamsport, PA17701 Hours are: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=19255&thid=658668 Need an owner's manual on line Posted by LinJay on Jun 09, 2008 I have lost my owner's manual for my shop vac and need to figure out how to set it up so I can pump out my flooded basement using a garden hose. Is there anywhere I can find an owner's manual on line?? The model stated on my vac is not what I clicked on your site....my vac states: Model QPV 10.5 Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.I am supplying you with the contact for the Shop Vac Factory Service for owner’s manuals listed below: for the website and the customer service line, but make sure you include the Shop Vac Model # and the Serial # as well. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://shopvac.com/contact.aspCustomer Service 570-326-0502 Phone # Shop-Vac Corporation Customer Service 570-326-7185 Fax # 2323 Reach Road P.O. Box 3307 Williamsport, PA17701 Hours are: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
open the top of the vacuum. remove ONLY the filter element. There should be a ball about a two inch diameter inside the cage. It's purpose is to shut off the vacuum flow when water reaches a high in the canister.