I had one rebuilt a few years ago with new bearings and the motor rewound. It works great but was costly. My advice is to get a new one. The old one works awesome but it looks like a turd. At least a new one looks good for not much more money.
Agree with the last 2 posts. About every 4-5 year I have to have the motor to my central suction rebuilt. Usually it's bearing, sometimes it needs more. The local electrical repair shop does a great job and he makes it look like new.
Hi @Davesgone. You've gotten some good advice, and I imagine you'll be able to find a service company local to you to help you get up and running. That said, if you would like any help trouble-shooting it, or if you need any help with parts, please give us a call at 1-800-981-6414. One of the techs'll be happy to help you.