Thread Number: 35194  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
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Post# 379043   9/29/2017 at 20:51 (321 days old) by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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I'm looking for one of these sanitaire motor top base. Any one know what it's called and where I can buy one?

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Post# 379044 , Reply# 1   9/29/2017 at 23:00 (321 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        

Can't quite make out the model/part #s on the tag

Post# 379050 , Reply# 2   9/30/2017 at 13:10 (320 days old) by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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Here is the sticker

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Post# 379052 , Reply# 3   9/30/2017 at 14:23 (320 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        

I emailed and they sent back
a request for the following data:

Part #, or a description of the part
Manufacturers Name
Model #

Send this to:

I'm sure they'll have what you need. Frank

Post# 379054 , Reply# 4   9/30/2017 at 15:05 (320 days old) by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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I'll will try that. Thank you Frank!

Post# 379121 , Reply# 5   10/1/2017 at 22:21 (319 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        
Hi there

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Just curious...what is wrong with the part you have pictured that warrants its replacement? Could the part be repaired in some way?

Unless you find a donor machine or a used motor, I am highly doubtful you will be able to get your hands on that part. Hate to be a disappointment, but my experience with has been that Sanitaire motor parts are not sold separately...the only viable option I found for "repairing" my S661's motor was simply replacing it.

If you are patient, you could probably find a cheap, used Sanitaire which would have the same part at either a thrift shop or a "junk vacuums" pile at a vac shop.

But when a brand new, genuine 7 amp (840 watt) drop-in replacement is available for $42, why not? That's what I did; I simply repowered my S661 with a brand new motor. Haven't looked back since :)


Post# 379154 , Reply# 6   10/2/2017 at 16:58 (318 days old) by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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I was actually able to get on from my local vacuum shop. They sell them new for $20 or used for $10. I bought a use one. Why I needed a new one was because the brush holder were lose.

Post# 379197 , Reply# 7   10/3/2017 at 19:57 (317 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Excellent news! Sounds like you managed to save yourself a good chunk of change going that route. I'm glad you had success finding individual motor parts, something I never found a good source for.

Was the commutator damaged at all when the loose brush holder presumably rubbed against it. How does the Sanitaire run now?


Post# 379211 , Reply# 8   10/4/2017 at 08:53 (317 days old) by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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Sadly the commutor is damage but the guy at the shop said he can try to find a use one for $20

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