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Post# 442044   5/21/2021 at 05:10 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        

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Hey guys, my vintage Sadie vacuum Vibrates when I turn it on, Is there anything I can do to reduce the vibration or fix it? I have a feeling itís because the fans are not balanced

Post# 442077 , Reply# 1   5/21/2021 at 21:24 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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The fans may simply be caked with dust.

Post# 442081 , Reply# 2   5/21/2021 at 22:32 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
I had a look

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But I havenít taken the fan off yet, And if the motor is dirty as well, how would I clean that?

Post# 442084 , Reply# 3   5/21/2021 at 23:05 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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The motor itself blow out with compressed air. The fan blades... well it depends how and with what they are caked. If possible, clean mechanically. ie - with a brush or pipe cleaner. With soapy water if you like. Don't get the motor wet.

Post# 442141 , Reply# 4   5/23/2021 at 18:53 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
So I tried taking the fan off but Iím unable to

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Has the screwdriver on the motor side of the vacuum motor keeps slipping out of the little slot in the middle of the shaft, So that means I physically am unable to take the motor apart to clean it, are there any other options of how I can clean it Or how I can take it apart?

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Post# 442150 , Reply# 5   5/24/2021 at 00:39 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
Great news I took it out washed all the fans

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Oil the bearings and put it all back together and itís quiet as a baby, And Iíve got a national brand hose shoved onto a shop Vac hose fitting and all in all it looks really good

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Post# 442227 , Reply# 6   5/25/2021 at 22:14 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Post# 442230 , Reply# 7   5/25/2021 at 22:29 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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You had a loose floorboard in the room vacuuming could cause vibrations.

Post# 442283 , Reply# 8   5/27/2021 at 04:16 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
Oh, this house doesnít even have floorboards

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And it was just dust and dirt on the fans

Post# 442293 , Reply# 9   5/27/2021 at 14:08 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Sub floor

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Is considered a floorboard but I was joking. Glad you got it fixed.

Post# 442318 , Reply# 10   5/28/2021 at 05:21 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
Thank you, Iím also glad I got it fixed,

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What would cause dust to cake on the fans

Post# 442319 , Reply# 11   5/28/2021 at 08:40 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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You vacuum up fine dust such as drywall. If you had bearing issues or a seal or bag was bad when vacuuming. Examine vacuum look for an entry spot for dust.

Post# 442353 , Reply# 12   5/29/2021 at 00:19 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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It's a shop vac. Shop vacs are always abused. Run without filters or bags, used to clean construction debris which will puncture filters or bags. Used as a wet vac, then while still wet, used as a dry vac. Pretty sure that's what happened to my Fein vac. The plaster dust caked on the fans wasn't really dust anymore, it was more like solid plaster.

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