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Old 12-28-2013, 10:12 AM   #1
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Central Vac Keeps Running


Sometimes when the FIL pulls out the hose from the wall, the vac keeps running.

Is there a relay that sticks or something?

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Old 12-28-2013, 10:22 AM   #2
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Do all of them do it or just one?
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Brand, model #, photos? Relays are usually at the vac unit. More likely wall contacts not opening when the hose is removed.
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I will wait until the next time it happens and give a little tap/wiggle at the wall outlet to check that first.

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I would say you have a small piece of conductive shinola on top of the contacts on the inlet.
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Remove one of the low voltage wires from the canister. If it turns off it's out in the hOuse somewhere. If it keeps running its inside the canister.

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