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Need to replace motor brushes on Kenmore canister vacuum 116.25914503 - Getting lots of arcing at brush ends. Need tear-down steps to get at the brushes.


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If you can see the arcing you are likely in the motor housing. The brushes are specific to the motor depending on RPM. Most brushes and motors in Sears units are supplied by AMTEK Lamb. The color on the plastic housing and stamped model # on motor will help identify the correct carbon brush, however new brushes will NOT always solve your problem if the motor is arcing.
If the armature is worn like an apple core or if the lines between segments on the copper commutator are gaping and not parallel you will need a new or rebuilt motor.
If brushes are properly removed there is a tiny flag terminal which will slide out of most brush housings where the wire meets the brush itself. New brushes are best installed after dressing the armature surface with a fine carbarundum seating stone or very fine wet dry sandpaper and then the motor is run in at half speed at reduced voltage.
|There is usually a hold down clamp over each brush to seat it and a lock tab underneath to align the new brush.

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