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Old 09-15-2021, 05:01 PM   #1
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Onboard vacuum

Has anyone had to replace onboard vacuum motor? Was it difficult where do you get new motor? I have 3121rl.

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Old 09-16-2021, 10:09 AM   #2
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We found the onboard vac to be barely worth using. Got a stick type vac that stores upright in the closet wall.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:47 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by phillyg View Post
We found the onboard vac to be barely worth using. Got a stick type vac that stores upright in the closet wall.
We did the same. onboard vac pretty inconvenient and requires dragging a long hose that knocks over everything not nailed down.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:51 AM   #4
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we did the same, went with dyson stick

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Old 09-16-2021, 12:13 PM   #5
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I love our onboard central vac. Our motor burnt out, and we removed the motor and sent it to the company. It had a 6 year warranty, and they repaired it within a day and sent it back, reinstalled in a few minutes. If it's InterVac, they're great to work with.
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Old 09-16-2021, 01:00 PM   #6
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We love the built in vac, the wife uses it a lot.
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Old 09-16-2021, 03:49 PM   #7
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Only feature we use on the Onboard Vac is what they call the Dust Pan feature. mounted in the base of the stairs to the bedroom, has a Toe Kick switch to turn it on, sweep your dirt to and it sucks it in. We don't even carry the hose for it. Use a Rechargeable Dyson.
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Old 09-26-2021, 03:16 PM   #8
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Itís a simple job to replace it. Call or email the support line listed in your manual with the serial number of your unit and the year it was nťw. As stated above, itís probably under warranty.
You access it in your basement under your inside connection port. Might take you 1/2 hour.
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Old 09-26-2021, 05:47 PM   #9
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I love the onboard vacuum, donít forget to change the bag though.
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Old 09-27-2021, 06:50 AM   #10
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Our onboard vac works great. Great suction. Picks up everything. Changing the bag is important.
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Old 09-27-2021, 06:56 PM   #11
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On board works very well but as stated make sure you monitor the bag.
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