NOTE: The reset button is located on the upper left-hand side of the unit where the low voltage wires connect to the unit. It is most noticeable when popped out after the breaker has been tripped.
What is a road vac?
RoadVac is constructed from high-tech Poly-Carbonate. Equipped with a powerful 11-amp motor (also available with 220 volt, 5.5 amp motor) its unique ribbed vacuum chamber and true HEPA filtration system maximizes airflow and creates a suction that exceeds most household vacuum cleaners.
Why does my central vac stay on?
When a central vacuum continues to run without a hose plugged into a vacuum wall port then there is a short in the system. Be sure the vacuum unit is unplugged. For proper operation, be sure the unit on/off switch is always in the off position.
Why is my central vac not working?
Check the house circuit breaker to see if it tripped. If it is tripped, then turn off your central vacuum unit and reset the circuit breaker. Then turn the central vacuum unit on. If the circuit breaker trips again, determine if the house circuit your vacuum unit is on has sufficient voltage required.
How long do central vacuum motors last?
Central vacuum motors generally last for 800-1100 working hours. If your motor has run less than 800 hours or activates by jolting the canister, it may be possible to extend the life of the motor by replacing the carbon motor brushes.
Why does my central vacuum has no suction?
If there is no or low suction, then the clog is in the hose. You can remove the clog by running a long, stiff object through the hose, such as a butter knife, starting at the wall end. Another option would be to reverse the airflow through the hose by connecting the handle end into the intake on the main unit.
How do you test a central vacuum suction?
Check the suction power of your central vacuum at the unit by disconnecting the piping from the “IN”. If there is suction, the problem lies within the piping system. If the unit has two motors, make sure that both motors are working. Check if your dust bag is not full.