Our brand new (not rebuilt) lamb 117123 motor is a very common motor in many central vacuum brands and models. 117123 motor is a Lamb Ametek original motor.
What to note:
- Fan Stages - 3
- Bottom Diameter - 5.7"
- Voltage - 220-240
- Hertz - 50-60
- Height - 8"
- Bolt Height - 3"
- Waterlift - 137.1"
- CFM - 95.1
- AirWatts - 448
- Amps - 6.8
The 117123 lamb vacuum motor may say 7123 or 11-7123.
What motors it replaces: 116859 motor.
When to replace:
The signs that a 117123 ametek 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 minibreaker 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 lamb 117123 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. Click here to read and print out our step-by-step motor replacement instructions.
Replacing motor brushes:
The 117123 lamb ametek 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 117123 motor brush
. You will need to buy two.