Thread Number: 35783  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Tryin my best to fix my dial a matic 1149 on my own.
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Post# 384104   1/11/2018 at 22:19 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hey guys! I decided to take apart my dial a matic without any instructions to get to the motor and look at the carbon brushes. I unscrewed everything but what now? Iím trying to get the body off of the base.

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Post# 384105 , Reply# 1   1/11/2018 at 22:20 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Someone help!!!

Post# 384121 , Reply# 2   1/12/2018 at 07:59 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Well Iím that close to the motor and I got the carbon brush and I donít know what do yíall think? Please help!

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Post# 384122 , Reply# 3   1/12/2018 at 08:06 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Ok everyone I finally got the motor cover off what do think?

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Post# 384123 , Reply# 4   1/12/2018 at 08:08 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Now I FINALLY know why the friggin vacuum would not work! The pieces from the motor broke somehow!

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Post# 384124 , Reply# 5   1/12/2018 at 08:10 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Oh god this is not good 😦🤢🤮

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Post# 384126 , Reply# 6   1/12/2018 at 08:17 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Iím sure everyone that knows A LOT about dial a matics what to do.

Post# 384127 , Reply# 7   1/12/2018 at 08:29 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Dial-A-Matic

As with most vacs start with the basics.On non power drive DAM remove bottom plate,brush & belt,hose between brush & bag,handle & cord assy,bag door.Then go further to the problem area.(Or as one vac guy told me years ago 'Take out every screw you can find and shake it'!) With condition of your motor you might need a parts vac or motor.With some DAMs motor is similar to Portable,Slimline & Swingette.Others will no more.
Good luck


Post# 384135 , Reply# 8   1/12/2018 at 09:51 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I think I have a spare motor. I'll have a look in the attic on Monday.

Post# 384136 , Reply# 9   1/12/2018 at 10:22 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Great! Thank you so much vacuumlad1650! How much do you want me to pay?

Post# 384151 , Reply# 10   1/12/2018 at 15:07 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Let me see what shape its in. I can fully service it as well. I thought I had one up there (bought up some used motors) but I am not certain...yet :)

Post# 384158 , Reply# 11   1/12/2018 at 20:05 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I got the old motor unscrewed! Without any instructions!

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Post# 384159 , Reply# 12   1/12/2018 at 20:06 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 384160 , Reply# 13   1/12/2018 at 20:23 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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What do yíall think? Carbon brushes still in good shape?

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Post# 384161 , Reply# 14   1/12/2018 at 20:28 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 384164 , Reply# 15   1/12/2018 at 21:30 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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And does anybody have an original handle screw for this machine? I got a different screw from the Home Depot and it doesnít screw in all the way, not very firmly.

Post# 384168 , Reply# 16   1/12/2018 at 22:25 by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        
Big Headache!

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I had a DAM a few years ago and took it apart to thoroughly clean it and get rid of the rotting foam inside. I just about lost my religion! That thing is a beast to work on.


Post# 384169 , Reply# 17   1/12/2018 at 23:24 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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eurekastar, it was a beast to work on, but I did it!

Post# 384357 , Reply# 18   1/16/2018 at 17:26 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi vacuumlad1650! I was wondering if you ever found the dial a matic motor today?

Post# 384360 , Reply# 19   1/16/2018 at 18:02 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Hello! I checked...evidently I mixed it up with a Constellation motor. One of the old-timers who have shops near by might have a motor...Ill give them a ring tomorrow.


Post# 384361 , Reply# 20   1/16/2018 at 18:09 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Great. Thank you! But Iíll be happy to pay for the D-A-M motor if you want me to.

Post# 384362 , Reply# 21   1/16/2018 at 19:15 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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If I happen to find one, my cost is yours!





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