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Old 09-08-2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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Central Vacuum / Next Project / Motor Bearing / Suggestions

Well, I started working on my next Project (Past Projects), in my Class A

The motor in the Central Vacuum system is making a lot of noise.





I pulled it out and found the rear bearing is shot in the motor.



I got the Model and Serial number



I goggled them and called their ?Customer Service? They do not want to sell to me, they will not verify if they even still make the unit, they did give me the number of the nearest dealer (over 100 miles away).

I was willing to buy a complete new unit. My last experience with the Harbor Breeze Fan was just the opposite.

Enough of the rant.

So I'm looking to replace the Central Vacuum System, have done a search on Google and find no similar units.

Any suggestions on units, it has to fit into the space in the compartment pictured, and I have to be able to empty it without taking the whole unit out (drop the dirt pan without removing the unit)

By the way, the reason I would replace rather than fix is this has been apart before, the seals around both the intake and exhaust are broken, and the seal on the rear pan is missing.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:53 AM   #2
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Try the Dirt Devil they are pretty small and should easily fit this that area.
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:02 AM   #3
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My Monaco came with a Eureka Yellow Jacket vacuum.

CV140 | Yellow Jacket

I works well and easy to empty.
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why not take the berring out and try a auto parts store ? or get the # off
the bearring and look on line . most likely a off the shelf part
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why not take the berring out and try a auto parts store ? or get the # off
the bearring and look on line . most likely a off the shelf part

The bearing is an integral part of the rear motor cover, you need the whole cover, also the reason I would replace rather than fix is this has been apart before, the seals around both the intake and exhaust are broken, and the seal on the rear pan is missing.
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Try the Dirt Devil they are pretty small and should easily fit this that area.
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:28 AM   #7
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Our MH came with the Dirt Devil central vacuum system. We are very happy with it and it actually works better than the portable vacumn cleaner we use in the house. It has plenty of suction, comes with a hose that will reach anywhere in the MH including the window seals and front dash ect. Also came with an assortment of attachments that make it very easy to use. I think they usually have it on sale at CW for about $400. It looks like a very easy istallation and does not take up much room in the storage bay, and the suction port mounts in a wall.
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We have a CentralVac Vacuum system in our 82 PA and we believe it was never used. We found carpet materials and cig butts stuck in the end of the hose last year (we have owned it for the last 4 years) First year we had it I thought this don't have much suction so we never used it until last year I was going to throw the hose out and use the area for storage and that's when I found all that junk in the end of the hose. I replaced the bag and it works great. I checked the web site and they are still in Business.
By the way the PO didn't smoke and they owned the MH for 28 years.
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Our MH came with the Dirt Devil central vacuum system. We are very happy with it and it actually works better than the portable vacumn cleaner we use in the house. It has plenty of suction, comes with a hose that will reach anywhere in the MH including the window seals and front dash ect. Also came with an assortment of attachments that make it very easy to use. I think they usually have it on sale at CW for about $400. It looks like a very easy istallation and does not take up much room in the storage bay, and the suction port mounts in a wall.

I fully agree with Mike and Cha's comments.
Our MH came equipped with a Dirt Devil CV950 Central Vac System which functions very well. It is mounted on the ceiling of a basement compartment and takes very little space. Looks like it would readily fit your available space and easily replace your existing unit. It can be mounted in multiple configurations.
Our unit has a suction port to service the basement storage compartments, etc, and another port mounted in the mid interior of our coach.
Here's a couple of photos I happen to have on my phone showing the unit mounted in the basement with the adjacent suction port, one with the access cover on, and the other without the cover, showing the filter bag:
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x2 Dirt Devil
Installed one in our Bounder
Disco came from the factory with one
Great little unit!
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Another vote for Dirt Devil. Our coach came with one and it works well. Not terribly noisy either.


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I am going to be different. I hate the dirt devil. It came with our motor home. Does not suck that well and has a very small bag. I bought my wife a portable dyson for Christmas and she has not used the dirt devil since. I am thinking about doing something since I have the central vacuum system. Walmart sells a small shop vac it is either 2 gallon or 5 gallon I am not sure I remember which. The nice thing about it is that it can suction up water. I bought it when we had a leak in a kitchen on a rental house and I was curious to see if that would be faster since we had about 100 gallons of water to get out. It worked really really good and was under 50.00 I am thinking about taking out the dirt devil and putting this in its place and using it in case of a wet spill. It is a fairly small unit. here is the URL for it
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Shop-Vac-5...acuum/35950294
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I wish I could find the specs on the suction on the 33S unit I have.

Dirt Devil CV950
6.25 x 7 x 14.5
11.3 ammps
water lift is 105"
cost, hard to find but found $289.99

Dirt Devil CV1500
7.5 x 7 x 14.25
11.7 amps
water lift 120"
Cost $344.98

CV140 Yellow Jacket
14.5 X 7
10 amps
water lift 86"
Cost 139.95

Replacement motorfor current system
http://www.centralvacuumstores.com/Central-Vacuum/Electrolux/Power-Unit-Repair-Parts/140105-Replacement-Motor.php
cost 103.55 plus the time to fix all the other problems
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I bought my wife a portable dyson for Christmas and she has not used the dirt devil since.[/URL]
Our wives should hang out. I said "honey, what do you think of a Dyson?" "What's a Dyson?" she asked. I said "it's a vacuum." She responded without missing a beat: "What's a vacuum?"
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