Standard Active Last Updated: Apr 23, 2021
ASTM F1038-02(2016)

Standard Test Method for Motor Life Evaluation of a Canister, Hand-held, Stick, and Utility Type Vacuum Cleaner Without a Driven Agitator

Significance and Use

4.1 The test results provide an indication of the motor life of an electric vacuum cleaner in operating hours. The end of the motor life will be judged in accordance with Section 3.


1.1 This test method is limited to evaluation of canister, hand-held, stick, and utility type vacuum cleaners without a driven agitator.

1.2 This test method provides a test to determine operating life of the motor, before servicing is needed, by an accelerated laboratory procedure. The motor is tested while mounted and is operated in a vacuum cleaner.

1.3 The values as stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are given for information only.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.11
Developed by Subcommittee: F11.30
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/F1038-02R16
ICS Code: 97.080