If you are in the martket for a central vacuum motor, first find the manufacturer for the replacement motor you are searching below. Open the existing central vacuum and remove the motor. The motor number will be listed on the motor itself. Locate that motor number on the manufacturer page or do a search for the number using the site search above!
Every Ametek-Lamb or Domel motor we sell and provide to you are brand new. If you are not sure about changing your motor or cannot find the model of your motor, please call us at 1.800.322.2965
Consumer Alert: Remember to keep your old motor gasket when ordering a new replacement motor for your central vacuum! These brand new genuine Ametek Lamb motors are drop shipped directly from the manufacturer and will be coded and dated. * In most cases, motors will arrive in 3-5 business days. In the rare event that your central vacuum motor needs to be special-ordered, it may take longer. If so, we will call you with an estimated arrival time. These items are non-returnable and are not covered under our 30 day return policy.
Think of your central vacuum cleaner as a human body. Now think of the role of the heart in the human body and its many ramifications within the body. The motor plays the same role within a vacuum cleaner. Central vacuum motors have their own ramifications or rather components. These include the field coils, the bearings, the armature, the fan blades which create the airflow and so on. Now, to continue with the analogy, think of the replacement of a central vacuum motor as a heart transplant because both these operations are only successful in certain conditions.
Can you repair a central vacuum motor?
Not all central vacuum motors can be replaced or repaired. Once they die, some of them remain dead. These are the so-called throw-away vacuum motors. Others, on the other hand, can be brought back to life and, of course, they are preferable. The match is mainly determined by the model number of the central vacuum cleaner and the lamb number, but in fact, it depends on the size of the motor, its voltage and other such technical details. Naturally, there is no point in keeping a central vacuum cleaner once it has exceeded its life expectancy, so a full replacement is recommended in such situations.
Learn about sizes of central vacuum motors.
Almost all central vacuum cleaners in North America use Lamb Ametek motors, so it is almost as if vacuum manufacturers had a favorite toy in terms of motors. This motor manufacturer has been leading the market for over fifty years now. In fact, there are four main toys vacuum manufacturers get to play with. Number one is the bypass motor, which does not transport the air pulled in through the electrical part, but through the fan blades. The three-stage 5.2-inch models create an impressive suction power, but they also have a cooling fan in the upper part for protection purposes. A larger toy is the 7.2-inch motor, which is one of the best models in the world. This motor can be used with filtered units, being designed to fight small dust particles, and it is also very durable. The peripheral motor is smaller, but just as efficient. It is called a peripheral motor because the air is exhausted around the sides and it is used by the less expensive vacuum models. Last but not least, there are through-flow motors, whose airflow is really impressive, but which overheat very quickly because the cooling of the motor is ensured by the air pulled in by the vacuum cleaner.
In conclusion, learning about central vacuum motors.
The last few years have brought a massive wave of motors made in different parts of the world. Many manufacturers sell central vacuum motors made in China, for instance. The downside here is that there are no track records with these motors, so this approach does not promise to deliver long-lasting results. This context makes the Lamb Ametek motors really safe to play with, so to speak. Safety is extremely important when it comes to central vacuum motors, no matter who manufactures them, because every central vacuum cleaner needs a good and long-lasting heart to work its wonders. So choose carefully and play safe!
Please note: We highly recommend to upgrade your central vacuum if your unit is more than 9-10 years old.
What Does A Bad Motor Look Like?
We can help you find a new central vacuum motor, determine if you need to replace the motor or the entire central vacuum system. Contact our technical support team 1800.322.2965
Central Vacuum Motors are the heart of your central vacuum system. A motor consist of many parts such as, an armature, field coils, fan blades, bearings, etc. Central vacuum motors create suction power through the motion of fan blades. These blades turn which draws in air flow to create suction. When the machine is connected to PVC pipes throughout the home it will cause the suction to pick up dirt and debris and carry it back to the central vacuum canister for disposal. When buying a replacement central vacuum motors there are a few things to keep in mind. If you need to find out by a professional person more about central vacuum motors, relays, and parts, please don't hesitate to call us! 1-800-322-2965
These are brand new Ametek Lamb motors and are for sale as replacement motors for your central vacuum. Certain central vacuum motors are designed to be replaced or serviced, others are meant to be discarded, disposable or otherwise known as throw-a-way motors. When shopping for a replacement motor you'll need to locate the model number of your vacuum unit as well as the lamb number. Depending on the age of your machine you may want to consider replacing the entire central vacuum instead of doing repair work. Motors vary in size, stages, and voltage so make sure to have accurate information when purchasing a new central vacuum motor! Please refer to the "Top 10 Reasons to Replace Your Unit Instead of Your motor."
Helpful information: Ametek-Lamb Motors are no longer being made in the United States. Most of them are assembled in Mexico with parts from Asia and abroad. The chances of you having the same suction power after replacing your motor for your central vacuum system is probably not likely due to the fact that other parts come into play such as gaskets, seals, leakage within the central vacuum itself, and a host of other factors that overall may not give you the same suction power as when it was first made years ago. Is your unit powerful enough? Want more suction power? Noisy, dusty, just not doing the greatest job? Nowadays replacing a central vacuum unit is so easy and affordable. Any consumer, like yourself, can install a new central vacuum system in less than 20 minutes - none of your attachments or internal piping has to be changed.
Changing the carbon brushes in the motor is like doing an oil change on your car - it will make the vacuum motor last much longer if the brushes are replaced regularly. Failing to change the brushes will lead to the motor shutting itself off. You do NOT want to wait until the motor shuts off before changing the brushes because this can cause damage to the motor