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Post# 100139   6/7/2010 at 08:52 (3,649 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

I am wondering if the 1960s watermatic I just aquired has something rong with it. It has good suction but the motor and the metal around the motor heats up quickly is that just from the exhaust air rushing through the exhaust area or something more serious?
thanks for your time -scott

Post# 100140 , Reply# 1   6/7/2010 at 09:25 (3,649 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
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I've found that when a vacuum motor overheats, and it's not because of a plugged filter, then it is usually because the field coil is bad. I had a Kirby Sani VII and an Electrolux Olympia that used to get so hot you couldn't touch them and both of them had bad fields.

Post# 100142 , Reply# 2   6/7/2010 at 10:09 (3,649 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

well this vac does not get that hot but if it did have this problen how can I test for this or repair this?

Post# 100178 , Reply# 3   6/7/2010 at 17:55 (3,648 days old) by rexaird ()        

I seriously doubt there is anything wrong with it, most of the vacuums designed like that heat up quite a bit. The reason Filter Queens have that ugly plastic grille on top of them is because they normally got so hot that you really couldn't touch them.

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