Question about Miele Cat & Dog 326i Bagged Canister Vacuum
The vacuume cleaner just won't go on. It seems to have died. We have changed the fuse and the filters and still it won't go on?
Could have a problem with the motor, there also is a speed control circuit board mounted by the motor that may be starting to go bad.
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
SOURCE: artico miele vacuum cleaner
Ok, that's usually directly related to the cord reel's contacts separating. I actually just posted this fix as a response to another thread, but here it is:
It is not generally necessary to replace the entire cord reel, although occasionally it is.
Here's the quick and easy DIY way to make your cord reel work again: you will need a #2 phillips head screwdriver, any flat head screwdriver, a pair of scissors, and a zip-tie.
First, remove the bag compartment lid by gently prying the hinge parts inward with the flathead screwdriver until you can lift it free. Remove bag and exhaust filter, and then remove the two screws holding the rear control panel on. Lift the front of the control panel upward until you hear a horrible unpleasant crunching noise. You didn't break it.
Lift that free, and remove all screws from the top of the main housing. (I believe there are 6 or so... but I can't remember off the top of my head.) The housing should then lift free.
You should now be able to see your cord reel. see if it wiggles back and forth along the central axle. If it does, you'll want to place the zip tie around the side of the axle which is away from the large round copper contacts which look almost like leaf springs. This will ensure that the contacts make electrical contact again. Cut off the excess zip-tie.
When putting the parts all back together, it is essentially a reverse of the disassembly, but be sure that you thread the cord through the hole in the back of the housing before you attempt to screw the housing down, or you will be very sad; both because you'll have to disassemble it again, and because you'll probably jack up your cord and have to replace the reel, which is what we're trying to avoid.
Test machine. If it works: party. If not, you will have to replace the cord reel.
For further clarification on the process, contact me.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
I just repaired the same problem. It is not the motor. There is a defective capacitor in the regulator. Large grey capacitor should have a value of 0.22uF/275V. It was in my case just 85uF. Changed capaitor and it was OK.
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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Posted on Oct 15, 2010
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My problem is with the power brush...I checked the belt and cleaned the rotating bar..still very low suction. The canister is still giving me plenty of power...thanks for any help
Posted on Sep 21, 2011
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