This DIY repair guide shows how to replace the suction motor in a canister vacuum. The motor, which is in the canister base, turns the fan that creates the vacuum's suction. If the motor stops working, the vacuum either won't have suction or won't run at all. If the problem is no suction, clear clogs from the hose and nozzle; if there's still no suction or if the motor doesn't run, replace the suction motor with the manufacturer-approved replacement part.
Use these steps to replace the suction motor in Kenmore, Whirlpool, Panasonic and Miele canister vacuum cleaners.