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  • Vacuum Motor Question on Phoenix Pad Machine

    Hello all!

    I have a question on my Phoenix pad machine's vacuum motor. The lower fan blade (located just inside the removable black vented plastic cap) came loose from the shaft and the splines are gone.

    1.) Can I run the machine without the fan blade? If so, how many lanes can/should I go before giving it a rest to cool down?
    2.) How long will the motor possibly last without using this fan blade?
    Good answer!! Mind if I call you Captain Obvious?

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    Re: Vacuum Motor Question on Phoenix Pad Machine

    I would get some JB weld and re attach it that way.
    The motor will not last long without it.
    You might get away with 1 lane- 5min but maybe not.
    If you must run it use the nose method.
    Now You've Gone And Done It!
    See What You Went And Did!
    What A Thing To Go And Do!

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    • #3
      Re: Vacuum Motor Question on Phoenix Pad Machine

      If your super hurry, you can use canned air holding it upside down to cool it down. But the gas a flammable so wait for the air to clear before starting again.

      Use at your own risk.....

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      • #4
        Re: Vacuum Motor Question on Phoenix Pad Machine

        We're good to go, talked to Kegel, they recommended me to remove motor and weld the blade to the shaft. Done deal, working great again!! Kinda tough trying to keep it semi-straight on the shaft while welding though.... Got it close enough, no noise, no vibration, so good to go!!
        Good answer!! Mind if I call you Captain Obvious?

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        • #5
          Re: Vacuum Motor Question on Phoenix Pad Machine

          Originally posted by Akuma
          If your super hurry, you can use canned air holding it upside down to cool it down. But the gas a flammable so wait for the air to clear before starting again.

          Use at your own risk.....
          A can of that stuff in the wrong hands? Get the camera rolling, I see a "heres you sign award"

          Marty - Pro Bowl West
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          • #6
            Re: Vacuum Motor Question on Phoenix Pad Machine

            Originally posted by Marty Murphy
            Originally posted by Akuma
            If your super hurry, you can use canned air holding it upside down to cool it down. But the gas a flammable so wait for the air to clear before starting again.

            Use at your own risk.....
            A can of that stuff in the wrong hands? Get the camera rolling, I see a "heres you sign award"

            Marty - Pro Bowl West
            Marty I totally agree with you. Besides the fact that rapid cooling of motors with subzero temperatures is also not a very good idea. It will make the metal fragile.
            If you can't fix it correctly leave it for someone who can! Just make sure to tell them.

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