Thread Number: 44232  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Little Wonder Handheld Question
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Post# 460492   2/20/2023 at 21:14 (282 days old) by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

I own a handvac like the one pictured below and it makes a rattling noise when the motor is running. If I turn it upside down, the noise goes away. Is that normal for these units or is there a shim/washer missing on the armature?

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Post# 460503 , Reply# 1   2/21/2023 at 12:42 (282 days old) by convertible18 (Utica, New York, USA)        
I don't know much but heres what I can suggest...

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I don't know a lot about these but I can say that you should check the top fan and make sure that screwed on correctly. I had a Hoover Convertible with that problems and I broke into the motor and found the top fan was making a rattling noise and I had to simply screw it back on tightly because it was being spun but it was loose causing it to lose control flying around a little area with the top of the motor spinning around.

Post# 460513 , Reply# 2   2/21/2023 at 16:18 (281 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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Stan Kann had one of these. He used to say it was little wonder that it actually picked anything up!

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