Thread Number: 9568
1975 Royal Pony 401 Tank -- Bypassed Motor Switch?
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Post# 104854   7/31/2010 at 11:21 (3,589 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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On eBay, there is a 1975 Stark (Royal) Pony 401 tank vacuum. The owner says that when Stark's refurbished it about 5 years ago, while installing the new power cord they somehow bypassed the main motor switch in a way that the motor turns on simply when you plug it in.

The serial # on the unit reads 57FC60318 which translates to a mfg. date of June 1975.


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Post# 104856 , Reply# 1   7/31/2010 at 13:17 (3,589 days old) by joe22 ()        

the switch is BROKEN, ;-)

Post# 104867 , Reply# 2   7/31/2010 at 19:22 (3,589 days old) by scvacuumguy (SC)        

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Easy as h3ll to fix

Post# 104877 , Reply# 3   7/31/2010 at 20:27 (3,589 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Does it just use one of those common step on switches that are used on lots of other vacuum models?

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