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Question: Motor For Dewalt Vaccum Model Dk...
why doe the motor in may dewalt vaccum make a clicking noise and jerks in unison with the noise. is it shot.
Reply: Motor For Dewalt Vaccum Model Dk...
I couldn't locate any information on a model number DK500. So I am assuming that your model is a DC500. You may have to take your vacuum apart and inspect the 5140017-15 Motor Housing or the 5140017-20 Fan Assembly for any debris that may be in either of those items causing the problem you are having.
Question: Part For DC 500 Dewalt Va***m
Can I buy the hose attachment that has the bristles on it. I see all the other attachments, but the one I need.
Reply: Part For DC 500 Dewalt Va***m
I have been doing some research on a brush attachment for the DC500 vacuum. And cannot find a thing. I will keep trying, if I come up with anything I will let you know.
Reply: Motor Noise
You may want to give it a while to dry out, then maybe blow the motor out with some air. If that doesn't work, it may be time to replace the 5140017-11 motor assembly.
With the shop vac DC500 plugged in or with the battery, there is a buzzing sound when I push the switch on. Is the the motor seized up? I see the parts list shows the motor back ordered.
Sounds like you hit the nail right on the head with the motor being seized up. I just check factory stock and they said that the 5140017-11 motor assembly is in stock with limited quantities.
I took the housing apart and check to see where the buzzing noise was from. The noise was from the DC-PCB. I disconnected the motor and used a battery to test the motor. The motor seemed fine. Could it be just the DC-PCB?
Since that is about the only electronic part in the unit that I could see that would cause your problem. You may be right about the 5140017-26 AC-DC Converter PCB. But not being well educated on this unit I don't know what the difference is between it and the 5140017-27 DC Converter. Maybe on of our forum members can help us out with that.
Reply: DC500 Vac
Yes it can be fixed. You will need to replace the Ac-Dc Converter Part Number: 5140017-26. Hope that helps.Good luck.
Question: Dc500 Poor Suction
I have a dewault dc500 vac has very poor suction with clean filter any suggestions? thanks
Question: Filter Clogged Vac***n Quit Work...
What part burns out when filter gets clogged, motor speed went very high and them stopped. It is not the motor
Reply: Filter Clogged Vac***n Quit Work...
Check the switch, part number 5140058-09, that type of switch may have a overload protection built in to it.
Hope this helps,
Question: Vacuum Motor
Is the motor in the DC500 an AC motor or a DC motor? I noticed the parts list shows both a AC - DC converter and a DC converter. How many amps is this motor?
Reply: Vacuum Motor
The motor is DC. I do not know how many amps it draws. When the unit is plugged into the wall the circuit board regulates the voltage and converts to DC current.
I hope this helps!
Question: Shorted Out Vacuum
I plugged my dewalt dc500 cordless vacuum in a customers house electrical outlet and not knowing it was 220volts it shorted out ....can something like this be fixed without spending to much money ?
Reply: Shorted Out Vacuum
There are 2 fuses inside. One on a converter board and another 15 amp fuse soldered inline with the motor lead wire (very close to the motor under shrink tubing). Hopefully it only blew the fuse, that would be an inexpensive fix. Although the fuses are soldered in, they can be replaced with an off the shelf fuse holder.
Review: DeWALT - DC500 Strong Wet/dry Va...
I've used this vacuum for years around the garage for little tasks and it has always worked great.
I only had to really USE it once. We had a giant thunderstorm come through one night and it really dumped some rain. My roommate discovered the next morning that his car's trunk gasket was completely deteriorated and the trunk had been filling with water all night. Instead of baling it out with a bucket, I used this little Dewalt vacuum and it sucked the water right out, no problem. It took a few loads of water to dry out the trunk, but I was impressed with this little vacuum's ability to handle the job, and on a cordless battery no less!
Review: DeWALT - DC500
I love this vacuum!My father in law gave it to me as a gift two years ago, and I have been a fan ever since. I have a ton of DeWALT 18V cordless tools, including a circular saw, a drill, and a cordless recip, so when I found out that I could use this vacuum with my existing 18V battery packs, I was very excited. The vacuum can be run under wet or dry conditions without any problems. I have used it in my garage as a wet vacuum cleaning up spills, and it had no problems. It comes with a nice large filter that is pretty easy to keep clean. I have used other shop vacs that are a pain to switch filters in and out of, but in this one it is pretty easy. The cordless operation is very handy. You just pop in a battery and you are set to go. I mostly use the cordless feature when I am cleaning out my 4-Runner. One charge is just barely enough to vacuum out the whole truck (if you hurry). Most of the time, I vacuum slowly to get every last crevice, and I end up using two full charges. The cordless feature would be great if you live in an apartment complex, or some other place where it might be hard to run an extension cord to your vehicle. The suction could be a little better, it is definitely not a full size shop vac. You will be disappointed if that is what you are looking for. I guess that is the price you pay for having it be a portable vacuum. It does seem like the suction is better when you plug it into the wall, rather than run it off of batteries.The attachments to the vacuum are easy to store; there is a place for each of them on the side. I use the long nozzle most, because it helps get to those hard to reach places. It is great when I am doing a project like hanging a picture inside and I need to get drywall dust off of the base molding. Very convenient. I do not recommend this as a replacement for a full sized vacuum, but for small jobs here and there this vacuum cannot be beat.