Vacuum Cleaner Motor Help

Discussion in 'Technical Repair' started by moejojojo, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. moejojojo

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    Hi All,

    I recently took apart a vacuum cleaner from samsung since i thought that the motor was dead it turned out that a component was sparking. It is connected in series to one of the coils on the motor. I am having difficulty finding a replacement and was hoping that someone would be able to help me identify it and perhaps suggest a replacement. It looks like a capacitor to me. Please see a picture attached.

    I would like to reuse the motor for another project. :)
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    It is a thermal cutout/fuse by the look of it.
    Max.
     
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  3. moejojojo

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    Thanks max. I thought it was a capacitor to start the motor :confused:.
    Still learning so not too clued up. Basically the motor hums and then this component sparks. I thought it was a capacitor to run the motor. It was wrapped in plastic completely. I cut the plastic to have a look at the component.
     
  4. crutschow

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    Vacuum cleaners usually use universal type motors and they don't require a capacitor to start or run.
     
  5. MaxHeadRoom

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    If the motor just hums and does not run then the device is doing its job.
    Is the motor free to turn by hand?
    If so check the brushes if it is a Universal motor, which it most likely is.
    Max.
     
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