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Offline tangotonyb

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Are these bad motors
« on: April 24, 2019, 04:04:09 PM »
Picked up a cheap DC24 that works fine, but makes a strange sound when it is turned off. As the motor dies, it emits a kind of groaning sound.

I investigated and noticed that if I held the motor filter tighter against the motor, the sound went away. Without the filter in place, the motor sounds fine.
I swapped the filter for another one from another good machine, and it didn't make any difference, so it seems it's not the filter that's to blame.

Any ideas please?

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Re: Are these bad motors
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 04:13:38 PM »
They do that. A new filter is probably the easiest answer.

Offline tangotonyb

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Re: Are these bad motors
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 04:43:59 PM »
Ok thanks - I had another old filter I swapped in and that cured it. Tried the faulty filter in my good machine and that resulted in the same noise, so yes - filter is to blame.

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Re: Are these bad motors
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 03:05:45 AM »
Ok thanks - I had another old filter I swapped in and that cured it. Tried the faulty filter in my good machine and that resulted in the same noise, so yes - filter is to blame.
Deffo filter - I picked one up cheaply recently. Filter was being a pain with the noise so temporarily for the time being its not in the machine.

It not needed for it anyways and just makes the air cleaner soo
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Offline Prestbury Vac Repairs

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Re: Are these bad motors
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 12:08:56 PM »
I found its air escaping around rubber seal causing the effect ,High pitch drone if the filter is clean try removing rubber gaskett and soaking it in boiling water for 5 mins that may rejuvenate the rubber to make better seal.

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Re: Are these bad motors
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 05:57:43 PM »
It will probably bounce on ya... just fit new filter as stu says.
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