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MOTOR PROTECTION
SYSTEM
ThermalProtector
This vacuum has a thermal protector which
automaticallytrips to protect the vacuum
from overheating. If a clog preventsthe
normal flow of air to the motor, the thermal
protectorturns the motor off automatically to
allowthe motor to cool in order to prevent
possibledamage to the vacuum. During this
time the headlight remains on.
To correct problem: If this occurs, turn the
vacuum off and unplugthe power cord from
the outletto allow the vacuum to cool and
the thermal protector to reset. Check for
and remove clogs, if necessary. Also check
and clean/replace any clogged filters. Wait
approximatelythirty(30) minutes and plug
the vacuum in and tum back on to see ifthe
motorprotector has reset. The motor
protectorwill not reset ifthe vacuum is not
turnedoff even if the vacuum has cooled
dowR,
Motor Protector
L
This vacuum has a Rotor protector by-
pass valve which automatically opens to
provide cooling air to the motor when a
clog prevents the normal
flow of air to the motor. If
the by-pass valve opens
to prevent motor
overheating and possible
damage to the vacuum,
you will notice a change
of sound as air rushes
through the valve
opening.
Motor
Protector
Note: Do not block motor protector.
To correct problem: See the TROUBLE-
SHOOTING
chart.
Note: The motor protector may open when
using attachments
or when cleaning
new
carpet,
due to reduced
airflow
by the
attachments
themselves
or by new carpet
fuzz filling the dust bin quickly.
See the
TROUBLESHOOTING
section.
PERFORMANCE
INDICATOR
SOME
MODELS
When the unit is running
with normal
air
flow, the light on the performance
indicator
is off. The light comes
on whenever
the
airflow becomes
blocked.
If that occurs,
check the dust bin, clean/replace
clogged
filters, and check other possible
clog
locations
shown in CLOG
REMOVAL.
To correct
problem:
See
the TROUBLE-
SHOOTING
chart.
NOTE: The
Indicator
light may also come on wtlen using
attachments,
due to reduced
airflow
through
the attachment.
NOTE:
In some cases, the performance
indicator
light may not come on if the
motor protector
has opened.
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