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Post# 142138   7/6/2011 at 00:22 (4,623 days old) by sassysandy54 ()        

i love my maroon tri star. it was a demo model when i bought it in the mid 80's. it is the only vacuum for me. i call it "the little tri-star". today it's suffering from a bad motor. :( i bought a back up tri star last year on's the gray model with the weird filter sticking out the back. i don't care for the way it looks and i prefer the 2 speeds of my older maroon model. i always use the high speed...i mean if you're going to suck up dirt, you wanna REALLY SUCK UP DIRT RIGHT? :) i just bought 2 vintage tri stars on ebay. they haven't arrived yet, so i don't know yet whether i will replace the motor on my original maroon with one from either of these or not. i hate to "cannibalize" a tri star, but i want to repair "the little tri star" because it's served me so well for 31 years and i guess i have a sentimental attachment to it. there is no other vacuum for me besides a tri star. i have bare floors because you can't ever keep carpeting clean (even with a tri star) and my little tri star has been gliding across my wood and tile floors vacuuming up the dirt and dust for over 30 years. my daughter recently bought a new tri star because she's grown up listening to me sing the praises of the brand. she's a believer too. anyway, i may need some help when my ebay tri stars arrive as to the best "donor" for my original one. thanks for any input. :) sandy

Post# 142453 , Reply# 1   7/9/2011 at 04:55 (4,620 days old) by thermokid (Casper, Wyoming)        

if the two tristars you are getting from ebay don't have two speed motors in them( the little Burgundy model was the only one that came with a two speed motor)the motors out of these tristars won't work on low speed. A older two speed motor out of a filter queen would fit in the tristar and then you would have the two speeds again.I believe they are a amtek motor.

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