Category Archives: Motors

replace motor
24 Feb

Easy steps to replace your Central Vacuum Motor

Motors

How difficult is it to replace the motor? Any DIYer can replace the motor in their Vacu-Maid or Astro-Vac central vacuum system.  It only takes a few tools and less than 30 minutes of your time. Required Tools: ¼ “ Nut Driver (or Phillips Screwdriver for newer central vacuum units) Wire Cutters/Stripper 3/8” Ratchet with

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24 Feb

Airwatts

Motors

If you are looking at motor specs, use the 5/8″ orifice to compare the motors actual cleaning power. This opening best illustrates the cleaning performance that you will have when cleaning.  The  5/8″ (0.625) opening is the size of the opening on a cleaning tool. We have all our motor specification sheets on our website so that you

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lamb electric 115334
12 Nov

Central Vacuum Motor Stands the Test of Time

Motors

A great vacuum deserves a great motor.  VacuMaid’s most popular central vacuum units used the MB115334 motor for decades.  From the P125 to the dual motor P325, the MB115334 motor has been a workhorse in VacuMaid central vacuums across the country. Although this motor is no longer used in our current central vacuum lineup, the MB115334

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18 May

Vacu-Maid stands the test of time

Motors, VacuMaid Power Units

Lindsay Manufacturing began manufacturing central vacuums in the 1950’s after several years manufacturing heat exchangers and insurance machines.   During that initial decade the P245 was manufactured, sold, and installed in thousands of homes across the country. This vacuum was just replaced in the state of Washington this week.   We are guessing that this

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21 May

8 central vacuum motor FAQ answered by Ametek

Motors

Ametek Lamb has answers to your 8 most frequently ask question about central vacuum motors. 1. How many times can brushes be changed and what life can be expected from each change? Original brush life on Lamb produced vacuum motors will vary considerably from one application to another. Brushes can normally be changed two times

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21 May

The Ultimate Central Vacuum ♥ Motor ♥

Motors

The central vacuum industry has been using 5.1″, 5.7″, and 7.2″ vacuum motors for some time now, but early Vacu Maid units had a 9″ fan that was made here in Ponca City and connected to Robbins Myers motor. When we began working with Ametek Lamb for the next generation vacuum motor, we felt a

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13 May

The ♥heart♥ of the central vacuum system

Motors

When choosing a central vacuum system it is important to look into the heart of the system. The vacuum motor is the heart of any central vacuum system.  You may not see it, but it is doing all the work.  There are many differences between the motors and it is hard to know what to

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