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festool ctm 36 e ac hd vacuum not turning on
« on: September 22, 2021, 02:55 PM »
I inherited a vacuum that seemed in perfect order, used it for a couple months as an extractor cutting wood occasionally, only filled one load worth of refuse; had a couple month gap where I did other things, it was covered with a tarp while I took render off the wall (which covered everything in the room with a fine dust), thought I'd start cleaning up today and emptied it for the first time since I've had it, plugged it in - and saw what I thought might be fine wisps of smoke coming out the front of it. Unplugged it right away and carried it out just in case it were to start burning (it didn't), googled any issues, checked the fuse in the plug (it was ok), and thought I'd check if the power socket in it still works (my saw powered up but the vacuum didn't turn on).

I think what I thought might be smoke was just the very fine dust rising from the inside; is there some kind of fan that turns on in the vacuum as soon as it's plugged in? I wasn't touching it so it wasn't my movement that made the dust rise.

Would any of you perhaps have advice on what could be wrong with it? Could it be dust blocking something inside? (the filter is completely clean) I want to take the whole thing apart but thought I'd first ask if anyone might have any pointers for what to look for. Thanks!

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Re: festool ctm 36 e ac hd vacuum not turning on
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2022, 07:26 PM »
Mine is doing the same thing the vacuum stopped working I replace the switch thinking that that was the problem but it doesn’t work still it does make the popping sound but the vacuum motor doesn’t work