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Post# 140535   6/22/2011 at 01:08 (4,635 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Is it true that the sound of a power nozzle motor, if you can be able to get a close listen to it, is sometimes akin to that of a sander motor?

I'd think the old Eureka Roto-Matic Power Team nozzle motors sound like sander motors.


Post# 140547 , Reply# 1   6/22/2011 at 05:12 (4,635 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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I think you are right, some do sound just like a sander.

Post# 140557 , Reply# 2   6/22/2011 at 07:21 (4,635 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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I also like to compare that particular sound to a 2-cycle gasoline engine that adorns string trimmers (think Weed Eater), leaf blowers (think Echo/Kioritz) and mini-tillers/cultivators.


Post# 140565 , Reply# 3   6/22/2011 at 08:00 (4,635 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I really found it strange that Kenmore sold a Power-Mate pn which was labelled "WhisperBelt"!!!! LOL! If you ever lift that thing off the carpet, the whining roar is deafening!

Post# 140586 , Reply# 4   6/22/2011 at 15:42 (4,635 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

I think the motors sound like drill motors with the gearbox removed, being brushed with a decent cooling fan.... :)

Post# 140589 , Reply# 5   6/22/2011 at 16:16 (4,635 days old) by whirlsonicmore (South US)        

It is misleading about that Whisperbelt thing. In the nozzles with the 5285 cogged belt, the only time the belt itself gets loud is when it starts to come apart and skip the teeth. The one thing that is benifical to the Whisperbelt is the fact that it's a serpentine type. Very realiable and hard to destroy. If you jam up a Serpentine roller, it usually stalls the motor and trips the mini-breaker. A cogged belt will often tear.

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