edited May 2011
My VPI 17 crapped out on me this morning. any one had this happen to them?
The vacuum shut down & brown smoke started blowin' out ...
any one had a simular problem & if so what did you do.
Did you clean lmore than 15 or 20 records after each other without taking a pause?
I don't think so...
it was early in my pile.
Honestly though i work that machine very hard. It probably cleans on average 80 to 100
records a day.
I have set on some blocks & I have a fan set up under it. When shut down in the past it was
the platter that would stop not the vacuum.
I have to do the above method because my 17 is a vintage one & it does not have the fan
built into it.
Has any one ever took one of these apart & fixed it themselves?
I have had this happen before and I am certain it is an electrical short. Thankfully I didn't have to service the unit it just started working again after leaving it idle for a while. I think slapping it around helped too.
Be careful of leaks from the tank. That's the culprit I think. It's easy to pop open the bottom of the unit and clean out the tank (or just have a look inside).
Hope that helps.