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Beam Central Vacuum Motor- Model 287- Lamb Ametek 117467



Volts – 120
Fan Stages – 2
Air Seal – No
Double Insulation – No
Type – Bypass
Discharge – Tangential
Fan Diameter – 7.2 Inches
Epoxy Paint – No
Bearings – Double Ball

SKU: BCV287 Categories: , Brands: .


This genuine Lamb Ametek motor is designed for your Beam Central Vacuum unit model 287.  This motor has  a Lamb Ametek 117467  model  number.  Like many other motors, this motor is compatible with the following models:


AstroVac MK-V AstroVac SR-22 AstroVac SR-50 AstroVac SR-60
AstroVac SR-72 Beam 287 Beam 287S/SP Beam 287C
Beam 294 Beam 297 Beam 297S Beam 297SP
Beam 297C Beam SR-72 Beam 310 Beam 875
Beam 875B Beam 2875 Beam 2875A Beam 387
Beam 387A Budd 5807 Budd 1602 Budd 1914P
Budd 1914S Budd 25807P Budd 25807S Eureka CV1200
Eureka CV900 Modern Day SV 110V NuTone CV550 Vacumaid H-1
Vacumaid P-118 Vacumaid P-128 Vacumaid PX-120 Vacumaid S2000

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 8 in

Buying a Vacuum?

Central Vacuums
Buying a Beam, VacuFlo or other central vacuum system doesn’t have to be hard. American Vacuum sells it all—units, hoses, power heads and pipe. We are your one-stop central vacuum shop.

Do you need an upright vacuum? Or a canister? Maybe a robot vacuum? We have it all. We carry Sanitaire, Eureka, Hoover, Dyson, and anything else you can think of. Do you think you can find it for less somewhere else? Call us, and we’ll do our best to get your business.

Do you own or work in a commercial setting—a hotel, restaurant or school? From Hoover Commercial to ShopVac to Rug Doctor, we have you covered. Also, ask about setting up a commercial account.

Service, Installation and Repair

We have been repairing vacuums at our retail locations for decades. Plus, we are the authorized warranty station for almost all major brands.There's nothing we can't fix. We also service and install central vacuums in your home. Come to us for your Beam, VacuFlo, NuTone, Hayden and other needs.


Right Type for the Right Job


  • Wider cleaning path
  • Better on carpet
  • More commonly has motorized brushbar
  • Longer power cord
  • With power cord and hose, longer reach
  • In bagged units, often have larger bags
  • Rarely has automatic power cord rewind
  • Harder to get around and under furniture
  • Have to move entire machine on each pass


  • Narrower cleaning path
  • Better on bare floors
  • Frequently have air-driven brushbar
  • Shorter power cord
  • Shorter reach
  • In bagged units, often have smaller bags
  • Often has automatic power cord rewind
  • Easier to get around and under furniture
  • Only have to move hose & nozzle on each pass

What We Do

American Vacuum Company does it all. For over 40 years we have had Kansas City covered. We are expanding west with our retail and service and we are already all over the world through with our Internet presence. Whether you are in Kansas City or Kalamazoo, let American Vacuum take care of your vacuum cleaning needs.
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