117478 Lamb Vacuum Motor PREMIER

117478 Motor for Vacuums and Blowers

Product Details

Our brand new (not rebuilt) Lamb Ametek 117478 Motor is used in some central vacuum brands and models. 117478 motor is a Lamb Ametek original motor.

  • Fan Stages - 2
  • Bottom Diameter - 7.2"
  • Voltage - 110-120
  • Hertz - 50-60
  • Height -7-3/4"
  • Bolt Height -1-3/4"
  • Waterlift -120"
  • CFM - 115.8
  • AirWatts - 549
  • Amps - 13.5
What to note: The 117478 vacuum motor may say 7478 or 11-7478. It is compatible with all 117478 motors such as 117478-12.

What motors it replaces: The 117478 is able to replace motor 117549 and is more powerful than the 117549 (549 airwatts compared to 483). 117478 is 0.18 inch taller than the 117549.

When to replace: The signs that a 117478 Lamb motor needs to be replaced include: mini breaker popping, electrical smell, excessive blue sparks seen from motor top, you only hear a click, motor shuts down on its own but works later, or its life of 900-1,200 hours has been used up. (If you don't hear a click, then your relay most likely needs to be replaced and your motor may be fine). Five percent of the time, the mini breaker will go bad as well as the motor. If this happens, replace the motor and then evaluate the mini breaker.

How to replace: It is not difficult to replace the 117478 Ametek Motor. There are three bolts and a couple of wires. All of our customers are amazed at how easy it is. NOTE: There is no core trade-in. Used motors are thrown away or taken to a metal recycling center. Click here to read and print out our step-by-step motor replacement instructions. Note that if the unit bolts into metal brackets, then the ground wire can be snipped. If plastic, then attach the ground wire to the ground from the power cord or anywhere to metal on the unit.

Replacing motor brushes: The Lamb 117478 vacuum motor has carbon motor brushes that can be replaced. This should be done before a motor is "on its last legs." Read more about changing the motor brush on the detailed motor brush how-to page. If you are ready to replace your motor brushes, here is a link to the Ametek 117478 Motor Brush. You will need to buy two.
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Compatible with many popular brands

This includes: Beam, Electrolux and Vacuflo.

Also compatible with:

  • A

    • AstroVac
  • B

    • Beam
    • Budd
  • C

    • CentraClean
  • D

    • DrainVac
  • E

    • EasyFlo
    • Electrolux
  • G

    • Galaxie
  • O

    • Omar's
  • S

    • Signature
    • SilentMaster
  • U

    • Ultra-Air-Care
  • V

    • Vacuflo
    • Vacumaid

Note: This product may be incompatible with brands not listed. Please call our Customer Care Team at (800) 997-2278 for assistance.

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5 Stars

Sep 14 2017 6:27AM
Perfect replacement for the blown motor that was in my Galaxy GA-100 circa 1997.

5 Stars

Jan 29 2016 11:46PM
Plug and play .... no brainer.

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Dec 23 2015 6:14AM
Working with M.D. was a great experience I would highly recommend purchasing from them

5 Stars

Apr 20 2015 5:03AM
Excellent service. Motor arrived on time, was easy to install and worked as it should.

5 Stars

Feb 21 2015 9:53AM
I typed the motor number in Google, MD Central was at the top of the list, went to their site, typed in the part number, filled in the purchase info at 10pm in the evening, and received an email the following morning that the motor had been shipped free, via UPS. Four days later I received the motor and installed it. I could have shipped it next day for a shipping fee, but chose not to as I knew I would be out of town for several days and wouldn't get it installed any earlier. The original motor lasted 11 years on 5700' home. So far, all is good!

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