I'm attempting to replace the thermal fuse in the motor for my Rigid shop vac (model number WD 1280). I bought it used; it's clearly been worked and possibly left to the elements for some time. I'm completely new to this type of work so any help is appreciated. As you can see in the attached pictures, the wire connectors are fairly corroded. So corroded that while attempting to a detach a switch wire (female end) from the motor, the male wire connector snapped. My questions are:
(2) Where can I buy them online? I couldn't locate them on the websites for the big box stores, but perhaps I wasn't using the correct terminology.
(3) What should I use to crimp the fuse lead and the copper wire? I don't want to solder. Do the fuse leads and copper wire need to be to be touching? Should I use a crimp sleeve like the one pictured below? If so, what's it called?
(4) All of the wire connectors in the motor are corroded. How should I clean these?
I appreciate any help.