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Filters, Motors & Parts for Vacuflo Central Vacuum

Motor Replacement Tips

  • Dying motors just stop, but can randomly work.
  • Motor is usually dead if you only hear a click or smell electrical.
  • Motor replacement instructions here. Skill level medium.
  • Find a replacement motor using the model search below.

Maintenance Tips for Vacuflo

PLEASE NOTE: if your original gasket is not a thin foam pad then REUSE your original gasket no matter what.

Filters, Motors & Parts for Vacuflo Vacuum Power Units

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Model # Motor 1 Motor 2 Filter Circuit Board
Vacuflo 107
110-120 volts
107
Motor 209 Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
209
(replaces 117073, 119260 (260), and 117795 (460, 760) Cut screen on 17. Reuse exhaust extension.
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 235S
235S
Vacuflo 17
110-120 volts
17
Motor 209 Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
209
(replaces 117073, 119260 (260), and 117795 (460, 760) Cut screen on 17. Reuse exhaust extension.
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 235S
235S
Vacuflo 200
110-120 volts
200
Motor 205 Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
205
Replaces 076-3450-04
None
Filter: 723
723

Board 235S
235S
Vacuflo 26
110-120 volts
26
Motor 201 Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
201
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 235S
235S
Vacuflo 260
110-120 volts
260
Motor 209 Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
209
(replaces 117073, 119260 (260), and 117795 (460, 760) Cut screen on 17. Reuse exhaust extension.
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 235S
235S
Vacuflo 360
110-120 volts
360
Motor 203 Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
203
Replaces 117470, 116507
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 235S
235S
Vacuflo 460
110-120 volts
460
Motor 209 Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
209
(replaces 117073, 119260 (260), and 117795 (460, 760) Cut screen on 17. Reuse exhaust extension.
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 235S
235S
Vacuflo 466Q
110-120 volts
466Q
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo 560
110-120 volts
560
Motor 201VF Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
201VF
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 235S
235S
Vacuflo 566Q
110-120 volts
566Q
Motor 201P Details & Instructions
201P
(replaces 117549 and is a bit more powerful)
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo 580
220-240 volts
580
Motor 201PX Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
201PX
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 236S
236S
Vacuflo 760
110-120 volts
760
Motor 209 Details & Instructions
(Quantity 2)
209
(replaces 117073, 119260 (260), and 117795 (460, 760) Cut screen on 17. Reuse exhaust extension.
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 235L
235L
Vacuflo 860
110-120 volts
860
Motor 203 Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
203
(replaces 117470, 116507) Reuse exhaust extension.
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 235S
235S
Vacuflo 880
220-240 volts
880
Motor 203X Details & Instructions
(Quantity 2)
203X
119599
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 236L
236L
Vacuflo 960
110-120 volts
960
Motor 201VF Details & Instructions
(Quantity 2)
201VF
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 235L
235L
Vacuflo 99
110-120 volts
99
Motor 201 Details & Instructions
(Quantity 2)
201
None
Full Cyclonic
Board 235L
235L
Vacuflo DB3000
110-120 volts
DB3000
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo DB5000
110-120 volts
DB5000
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo DB7000
110-120 volts
DB7000
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo DB8000
110-120 volts
DB8000
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo DB9000
220-240 volts
DB9000
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo FC1550
220-240 volts
FC1550
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo FC300
110-120 volts
FC300
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo FC530
110-120 volts
FC530
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo FC550
110-120 volts
FC550
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo FC610
110-120 volts
FC610
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo FC650
110-120 volts
FC650
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available
Vacuflo Max-Air
220-240 volts
Max-Air
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo Maxum
110-120 volts
Maxum
Motor 209P Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
209P
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter: 723EB
723EB

Filter not available.
Board 235S
235S
Vacuflo Maxum Whisper
110-120 volts
Maxum Whisper
Motor 209R Details & Instructions
(Quantity 1)
209R
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter: 723EB
723EB

Board 235S
235S
Vacuflo Royal CS1200
220-240 volts
Royal CS1200
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo Royal CS400
110-120 volts
Royal CS400
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available
Vacuflo Royal CS620
110-120 volts
Royal CS620
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available.
Vacuflo Royal CS820
110-120 volts
Royal CS820
Not available from MD Vac
None
Filter not available

Only hear a "click" at the motor when trying to start the Vacuflo system? Or, does it shut off and start back up in a few minutes? These are common signs of a dead motor, which leaves two options: replace the motor or replace the unit. If you liked the amount of suction the Vacuflo model had, then replace the motor using the information above. If you'd like stronger suction, or a cleaner disposal system, then consider a different unit or alternative brand from MD Vacuum. Our units are Assembled in the USA with the finest materials and backed with excellent customer service.

Filtration Maintenance

Much like a regular portable vacuum, the basic maintenance of a Vacuflo Central Vacuum System is changing the bag, or, in most cases, emptying the dirt receptacle on the main unit. To do this, remove the base of the unit with a twist or by unlatching, then dump the debris and put a plastic bag over the bottom and shake the center-weighted cloth filter. On top emptying models simply open the top and remove the bag. On bottom models without a cloth filter, reach up and remove the mesh filter or clean the debris screen. Some models may have a foam filter that can be removed and washed and completely air dried.

Vacuflo Main Motor Maintenance

How a Vacuum Motor Works

All Vacuflo units used permanently sealed motors in their main collection unit. They require no lubrication or oiling. Routine maintenance for typical residential usage should include checking the motor brushes approximately every five years. While checking the motor brushes, make sure the center motor shaft is solid and has no play or wobble. If it does, the bearings are going out and the motor will need to be replaced. If the motor brushes are worn to 3/16 inch long, replace the motor brushes.

If the unit does not have any paper or cloth bag filtration, then a certain volume of debris may accumulate on the motor's internal fan blades. This is not easy to remove and any attempt to remove it has the high possibility of offsetting the balance of the fans. An imbalanced fan causes premature motor failure on the motor bearings.

Here are instructions for checking and replacing vacuum motor brushes. Motor brushes conduct electricity into the motor while touching the center shaft. Over time, they wear down. If they wear all the way down, they can damage the motor.

Click on the image above to understand how a vacuum motor works.

Vacuflo Pipe System Maintenance

Vacuflo Vacuum Pipe Maintenance Sheets

The pipes in your system should last for the lifetime of your home if properly installed. If black carbon dust has gathered on the exterior of the pipes through static electricity, it can removed with a damp, soapy cloth.

We recommend cleaning out the interior of the piping system at least once per year. The most effective method is with Free Flow Central Vacuum Maintenance Sheets. They do a couple of things. As the sheets are pulled through the pipes, they push along all kinds of items that sit in dead spots, as well as deodorize the hose, pipes, and unit. Some amazing things can be pushed out from your Vacuflo Central Vacuum pipes, resulting in better suction. We have seen Match Box Cars, C02 cartridges, pencils, rocks, paper clips, and huge clumps of nasty debris.

Vacuflo Vacuum Hose Maintenance

Your vacuum hose will last longer if it is stored on a hose hanger, always being detached from the vacuum after each use. Simply create four or five loops and hang it up. Consider a Hose Cover to protect the hose and your baseboards. See if any of these Storage Items can help your situation. Consider hose hangers, wand hangers, hose straps and more. You can get everything off the floor for a more organized closet.

Reminder Emails Sent to Empty Your Vacuflo Vacuum

Vacuflo Filtration Empty Reminder

Sign up for Free Quarterly Email Reminders to remind you to dispose of your central vacuum debris. Operating your unit with a full filter can reduce suction, making the unit run hotter and clean less efficiently. Your email will not be used for any other purpose, or be sold or borrowed. We simply want to help you remember to keep your Vacuflo Central Vacuum working at its top performance.

(The image above does not reflect all types of central vacuum filtration.)

Click Here to Start Your Reminders.

Troubleshooting Your Vacuflo Central Vacuum

Vacuflo Vacuum Troubleshooting and Repair

Self diagnose your system using this Interactive Troubleshooting and Repair Solutions Guide for Vacuflo Central Vac. We guide you through a simple, methodical deduction of tests and symptoms to find the problematic source of anything from:

We then offer a description of the problem and solutions to repair your Vacuflo Central Vacuum. We also have 100s of local, independent dealers you can reach out to for help.

Visit the Troubleshooting and Repair Solutions Guide for Vacuflo Central Vacuum

Vacuflo Central Vacuum Motor Replacement

Vacuflo Vacuum Motor Replacement Help

You have a couple of options when it comes time to replace the motor on your Vacuflo Central Vacuum. Contact a local dealer for service, or consider doing it yourself. Motors on the Vacuflo vacuum have a few fasteners and wires that need to be unattached, then reattached on the new motor. It should take less than one hour to change your motor(s). Here is a quick "how-to" change your motor:

  1. Use the Vacuflo Motor Replacement Parts Chart to find the right replacement motor for your Vacuflo model. When your new motor arrives, take some photos of your original motor so you remember how it was wired and secured.
  2. Turn off the circuit breaker or unplug the central vacuum unit.
  3. Access the motor by releasing the outer housing (usually a few screws around the perimeter). Remove the motor and unclip the motor wires from the components.

    Note: Your new motor may not have the correct wire ends. If that is the case, we recommend cutting the wires from the old motor and wire nutting the new motor wire to the old motor wire. Using the original wire with the correct end to attach to the components makes your job a lot simpler and the connections safe and secure.

Note that a motor may have many numbers on it, but typically the complete motor number starts with "11" followed by 4 more numbers and maybe a dash with two more numbers (e.g. 115334-00). Years ago, they didn't put the complete part number on the motor.

For more information, see our detailed Vacuflo Motor Replacement Instructions.

Circuit Board, Relay, Transformer, MiniBreaker

Vacuflo Circuit Board Replacement

All central vacuums have transitioned to an all-in-one control board. They no longer use (and rarely supply) replacement individual relays, transformers, and mini breakers. If your Vacuflo Central Vacuum needs a new relay, transformer, mini breaker, or even a new control board or circuit board, use one of these powerful, durable, cost-saving central vacuum circuit boards. The reality is, a central vacuum really only requires a motor and one circuit board. Some models have a couple of boards or fuses and multiple components that appear to be important, but they can usually all be removed and replaced with a single circuit board. It is not terribly difficult to retrofit a circuit board. An electrician can do it in under an hour.

To find the circuit board you need, verify the number of motors in your unit and the amperage requirements. The most common board replacement for Vacuflo Vacuums is the Vacuum Motor Circuit Board for Single Motor Units 110 Volt and it may need to be retrofitted. For other voltages and motor configurations choose one of these Durable Generic Circuit Boards made by the industry leading manufacturer. Or, use your model number and the Motor Replacement Parts Chart for Vacuflo to see our recommended circuit board. There are other Generic Circuit Boards for units with different voltage and multiple motors. Print and use the large photograph of the board as the wiring guide.

Motor Brush Help for Vacuflo Central Vacuum

Vacuflo Motor Brush Help

The Vacuflo motor has two carbon brushes in each motor that wear down but can be replaced before they damage the motor. Vacuflo motor brushes should be checked every five years in typical residential applications and should be replaced if the 3/4 inch-long solid carbon "brush" is worn down to anywhere near 3/16 inch. Here are instructions for Checking and replacing vacuum motor brushes. Motor brushes conduct electricity into the motor while touching the center shaft. To find the replacement motor brush for your Vacuflo Central Vacuum, type the motor replacement number (not brand model number) in the search box and the motor brush will come up in the search result; instructions are on the motor brush page.

Know that the Vacuflo motor may go bad for other reasons, such as bad bearings or dust build-up in the motor (both are not repairable). If your motor brush doesn't show up under your original motor model number, replace the motor, not the motor brush.