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Post# 402543   12/13/2018 at 22:18 (186 days old) by niclonnic (Bonney Lake, WA)        

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I have a long overdue update on my 12 amp Fantom Fury.

As I've said in the past, this Fury had an issue where it overheated and cut out after 2 minutes of vacuuming. The culprit was an arcing motor. The baffling part is that this vacuum has burned through two absolutely perfect motors, one of which was BRAND NEW.

A few months ago, I sent both motors to electroluxxxx here on Vacuumland, who refurbished and sold me this machine, and after a couple months of patience, he told me he was going to make one good motor out of the 2, since the fan housing was dented on the used motor, which must've happened in shipping. Somehow, that plan didn't work out.

But then, last week, Mike said that he would pull the motor out of his 12 amp Fantom for me. This motor is slightly different in that it has a built-in thermal cutout, so a reset button is unnecessary. It had been used all summer without any issues. So now I was getting a motor with no issues!

Mike ended up sending me an entire motor housing that doesn't have a reset button. I took the old housing off of my Fury and installed this new one, and now the vacuum is working great!

Electroluxxxx, thank you very much for this repair. You rescued my childhood vacuum cleaner, and I owe you big time. I've been dealing with motor problems since April of this year, and my patience has definitely paid off.

Here are some pics. The first one is the part I had to replace; it's actually the old motor housing. I was so excited that I forgot to take a pic of the new housing.

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Post# 402545 , Reply# 1   12/13/2018 at 22:27 (186 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Post# 402547 , Reply# 2   12/13/2018 at 23:12 (186 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst )        

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sweet happy vacuuming

Post# 402548 , Reply# 3   12/13/2018 at 23:57 (186 days old) by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        

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Post# 402554 , Reply# 4   12/14/2018 at 05:30 (186 days old) by man114 (Buffalo NY)        

If you intend on regularly using it disassemble it every 6-8 months and clean the motor fan vanes with a pipe cleaner (or if you notice the pitch of the motormsound start to increase). It will get large dust in the motor and plays a part in wearing it out.

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