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Post# 467531   11/14/2023 at 15:02 (193 days old) by Oldcentralvac (centralNY)        

hi, I found VacuumLand while trying to get our central vac fixed... I am hoping a centralvac aficionado can help us. We've been in our house for 40 years, and it came with a central vacuum system which we love! Our son came equipped with severe allergies and we have some ourselves, and I have always loved the "cleanliness" and lack of odor when using the central system. It has served us well but recently it has developed what we think is an electrical problem, and we haven't found anyone local who can track down the issue. From reading the threads here I can see that many members have a lot of knowledge about central vacuums, and we are hoping someone out there can help us track down a repair person. The only information about the system that we have is that the old canister was replaced a few years ago with a Power Star III canister. Can anyone out there help? I'm attaching a photo of the first-floor vacuum pipe port, for whatever help that might be.

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Post# 467599 , Reply# 1   11/17/2023 at 21:46 (190 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I'd get in touch with centralvacs1928 (Owen Perkins) who owns a central vacuum company out in Chicago. Here's his company website:

Post# 467613 , Reply# 2   11/19/2023 at 11:11 (189 days old) by Centralvacs1928 (Chicagoland)        

Electrical the system failing to activate when the hose is inserted?

If you hear a small "click" from the canister when you insert the hose, but the motor won't start, there's a 99% chance the motor has failed and needs to be replaced.

If that does not describe your issue, can you share more about what's happening?

A picture of the canister would help too.


Post# 467633 , Reply# 3   11/19/2023 at 23:45 (188 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Is there a red reset button(circuit breaker) on the canister-try pushing it to reset.

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