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Offline Joe101

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Vax 121 tripping
« on: July 04, 2020, 07:41:47 PM »
Hi everyone

I picked up a vax 121 today for £20, and started using it to clean the interior of my car, it did a great job of removing some muck from the boot, but then tripped the electrics, and again, and again!

Any ideas?


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Re: Vax 121 tripping
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 09:33:27 PM »
are you using it wet or dry ?
Can it be used dry ? i presume so...
If tripping when using it wet,  try it dry
Narrow down the fault and get your tools out.
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Re: Vax 121 tripping
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2020, 09:35:05 PM »
Iíve actually only tried it wet, will try it dry and let you know.

Thanks

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Re: Vax 121 tripping
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 10:31:11 PM »
Remove the suppressor. Classic symptoms of that. I've had one trip the electrics as it popped and my god the smell was awful!
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Re: Vax 121 tripping
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 11:52:52 PM »
Iíve had it before too. Sadly over time the field coil decays, or rather, the insulation around it does, and once it gets warm (IE is on for maybe a minute or so) it heats up and trips.
Itís worth trying the surpressor too but what I have described is not uncommon either. Iíve had two 121s go this way and the only way to rectify it is to fit a new motor.

Offline Joe101

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Re: Vax 121 tripping
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 07:35:04 PM »
Thanks for the replies. Iíd got a little side tracked. Does anyone have a guide to remove the suppressor? Thank you

 

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