Powersmith ash vac hickuped!

Tonyray Posted By Tonyray, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:38 PM

  1. Tonyray

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    using one of the attachments for my powersmith, the clear tube for small areas,
    the unit stopped working..... though maybe I blew a breaker or something..
    started to take it apart and found the motor was Hot as Hatti,,,,.....
    let it cool down for a while and it's fine now...hmmmm.
    we'll see what happens next time.
     
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  2. heat seeker

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    Perhaps the vac uses the airflow exiting the tank to cool the motor. The small hose restricts airflow, maybe resulting in the overheating.
     
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    Most vacuums get hot after a while. It's normal for them to shut down until everything cools down.
     
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    I've got the one with the silver canister and accessories and have found the same thing...the motor gets hot after only a minute or two, more so than my shopvacs...however it also filters fine grey ash more effectively so I think its working hard...mine hasn't shut down but I read in the manual that the motor is thermally protected..its designed to shut off when hot so I think all is OK
     
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    Yeah I think so too. It only happened when I use used that small clear tube. Runs quite a while with the normal wider nozzles.
     
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  6. bas157

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    My Powersmith always runs hot. I try to not run it real long at one time, like brush down one area, suck up the ash, brush another area and suck up the ash, etc...
     
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