Hi group first post. I have a 2013 Bostitch - Stanley 10 gallon 6hp dual stage motor wet and dry vacuum. I love how quiet this unit is but I am doing some outdoor wood repairs and noticed how weak the pick up/suction is.\n\nI ran a pvc pipe through the hose (2.5" hose) and nothing was blocking, I tried 3 different filters/bags and see no improvement. Next, I took the motor off and discovered no float/ball/cup that's odd, I continued to disassemble to check the impeller/blades and see if anything was blocking. \n\nThe only thing I noticed was a solder joint was bad I heated the solder joint and added some solder and that fixed the post from coming out, but zero improvement. I wanted to see if anyone sold parts but the parent company altonindustries is just a terrible customer service company. Found nothing on their site, stanleys or bostitich. Called them and they said the entire motor/float/cage was all one unit but the manual shows it as pieces. She said 30.00 and 13 shipping which isn't bad but no part numbers or any way to order it.\n\nWould anyone know how to test the motor or tell me if there is anything I can do.