So the question beholds:
Are Ametek motors REALLY unreliable compared to YDK?
And my answer to that is: It depends
In my experience ive had 3 DC04 ametek motors, and 5 dc04 and 07 with YDK motors
Ive had 0 faulty Ametek motors, two of which were thrown out months ago with theodd bits, wish id kept the damn motors though, but those days all i did was remove a bin, plop it on and change a handle, that was all I would change about couldnt be bothered to learn about pulling the motor etc which is a shame because I miss my old DC04's
If i had thoght at the time i'd kept my early DC04 with a green plug and an YDK sounding Ametek motor, and ploped on it the head and wand from a DC04 I had that had a dc07 head?
Ive had 4 YDK motors go bad
3 Of which were dc07!
1 Of them was a dc04 worked fine but made a rather horrible noise during spin down
another was a dc07 motor that went really noisy
and then there was my old dc07 origin that worked for a second then blew a fuse, after revers connecting the hose from the animal > plugging in the animal> taking the end of the hose and connecting it to the wand of the dead origin I was able to back spin the YDK motor, At once I noticed the casing would light up blue when I fired the motor, this was during a test when I had dissconected the brushroll, I thought it was normal, then few days later the fuses went, wasnt making and horrible noise though, after backrunning the motor via the animals suction I noticed a rather rough sounding noise and SQUEAK!!!
and finally the second animal YDK to go with a change of tone and a rather bad smell of blown motor
In my experience YDK are more unreliable than Ametek!
But just because ive had all Ametek motors working forever
and at somepoint all YDK motors blow up doesnt mean that YDK is unreliable
Lets hear your stories of YDK vs Ametek in the Unreliability battle
In my own opinion I prefer the sound of an Ametek motor but also love the sound of a YDK when It changes tone slightly because you recline the machine and engage the clutch.
Personally im an Ametek.
Who are you?