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Post# 458425   12/5/2022 at 11:33 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

I was wanting to explore substituting a different/similar motor from my extras, for a burned-out original Oreck Dutchtech DTX1400 motor.

Anyone have any thoughts/tips/suggestions?

The original motor mount hardware seems specific to the Oreck motor. I am guessing whatever I do, I have to stabilize the motor withing the motor housing.

Post# 458427 , Reply# 1   12/5/2022 at 14:59 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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Doing a search for it It looks a lot like the motor that's in my Nilfisk GM80 I wonder if the replacement motors for those would be compatible? perhaps someone else can chime in on this


Post# 458428 , Reply# 2   12/5/2022 at 15:04 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

you are a genius! That is it! I don't have a Nilfisk motor. Why in the world did I through the old motor out before making a note of the specs.

Based on the prices I have seen for Nilfisk, the motor may be more expensive than to buy another Dutchtech.

Thanks, I appreciate you!

Post# 458430 , Reply# 3   12/5/2022 at 17:27 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Remember that the Dutchtech was originally made by Philips of the Netherlands….not sure if Phillips supplied the 120 volt motors for these North American versions of this vac.

Post# 458431 , Reply# 4   12/5/2022 at 20:27 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

you may be right. I actually ordered Menalux hepa cloth bags from Norway just so I would have readymade cloth bags.

Took 2 weeks.

I'll look on their website just for kicks.


Post# 458434 , Reply# 5   12/6/2022 at 05:34 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I think Philips called this canister the Philips “Oslo” and the model number also began with the letters TSX.

Performance Reviews did a video on how to take apart the DutchTech…I’ll post the link….

Post# 458435 , Reply# 6   12/6/2022 at 05:37 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Post# 458440 , Reply# 7   12/6/2022 at 13:36 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Yes, I saw that,

I will say he blocked his work during some of the video.

I think I have a plan now. The rear motor stabilizer from my parts machine, is different from the one I found on Ebay. Looks like there may have been a different motor used instead of the one I originally had.

The stabilizer I ordered, appears to be able to be used with a different style motor because the of its design.

I will see.

Post# 458444 , Reply# 8   12/6/2022 at 16:35 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Good luck on the project Garry! The Dutchtech was a very good cleaner.

Post# 458521 , Reply# 9   12/11/2022 at 18:39 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Thank you,

Brian for the well wishes. And that everyone who responded.

Post# 458636 , Reply# 10   12/17/2022 at 18:11 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

have not located a motor in my garage to substitute for the original motor that came with the Dutchtech. I have 2 adapters and no motor. I considered opening up an older Kenmore canister (teal) but chickened out because it is in really good shape. Last year, I donated several types of motors to a friend to use at her repair shop. Now that I need one, nothing.

As for that Kenmore, I plan to clean it up and try and find a matching PN.

Wish me luck!

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