We have a nutone food center (model 221?) that is non working. I want to repair it and get some of the accessories/attachments for it.
Yes, I've been to ebay. But I'd rather pay another Eichler owner.
Your query comes at an opportune time. I gathered a Nutone unit and attachments with the plan to install them in my home (which did not come with one). I'm willing to say that, realistically, this project will not be done for some time--if ever. And I could use the freed up storage space.
I'd be happy to discuss what I have with you. (I have manuals as well). Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. We met when you graciously provided some of your original panelling to me some months ago.
Hi Jake...yes, I remember you well....you also gave me the great advice of using old based paint when I repainted the kitchen sliders...and it worked beautifully. I'll send you mail re. the Nutone.
I also have a vintage NuTone (1960's - I don't know the style #) unit in my kitchen. Unfortunately, it's not working. I would love to refurbish it and buy replacement parts. Any help?
Beyond confirming that it is connected to power (check that it is plugged in and that the circuit is live), you'll probably need to call in a service tech.
You can try locating a Nutone service/repair shop via the Nutone web page (http://www.nutone.com). The page isn't very well laid out--look for a tab near the top of the page that says "dealer locator". Chances are that you'll get a list of repair/service centers that you can call. If you'd rather, you can probably call Nutone head office themselves and ask them for help.
P.S. EBay is one source of attachments once you get it working.
P.P.S. There is probably a engraved plate on the motor housing below the counter that gives the model number--221 is one vintage model.
As Jake noted, first check it out. We discovered ours was working fine...but we had to figure out that it wasn't plugged in and reset the circuit breaker.
In addition, it had been some time and the gears were frozen. We used a bunch of WD40 on it and carefully helped it around a couple of times with power off.
Since then, working fine.
You probably need to get under there with a flashlight to take a really good look.
Ebay is also a source for the motor units.