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Greetings from GoVacuum,

There could be a couple of reasons whyyou are not getting power to your power brush. The first and mostpopular reason is the hose of the machine. Sometimes the wires insideof the hose will go bad, causing the power not to get down to the powerbrush, but the rest of the vacuum working well.

You can test this hose easily. You will need to go out and purchase a continuity tester from Home Depot or Radio Shack.When the electrical test is in the continuity position, remove the hosefrom the canister, and put one of the testers on one of the electricalprongs that plugs into the canister itself, and put the other testerinto socket where hose connects into the wand, you should havecontinuity on both terminals. It is important that the switch thatcontrols the power brush is turned to the on position. If one of theterminals does not have continuity, you will need to replace the hoseitself.

If both terminals have continuity, then you shouldthen follow the same procedures on the electrical wand. If the wandtests ok as well, you may have a loose connection in the power brush.

Pleaselet me know if none of these solutions work for you, I can then shoot avideo showing you how to open the power brush to check for looseconnections.

You do have a Miele S548, correct?

Pleasefeel free to email me with any questions, I really enjoy sharing myknowledge of fixing and repairing vacuums, and would be delighted toanswer any questions you might have.

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com
chris.jones@govacuum.com

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Hello,

Here's a link to the USA version of the Miele S4210 Canister vacuum. You may visit this link and download the .pdf file, or just print it out if you'd like to have a paper copy.

http://www.mieleusa.com/manuals_pdf/Residential/Vacuums/S4000_us.pdf

I hope that this helps you with your new vacuum!

Chris J.
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Mar 30, 2010 | Miele S 4210 Bagged Canister Vacuum

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My Miele capricorn has started making an odd noise. It seems like something is blocking the engine. I've turned if off and on, and reset it and it still have the odd, almost loud barking noise. The power...


Greetings,

This is a major problem. The Miele vacuums motor should never make a loud noise, period. The way the motor is designed, it's quiet and should be quiet for the life of the motor. There are two motors on your Miele canister. One of the motors controls only the suction of the vacuum, while the other motor controls the power brush. Which one of your motors is making this horrible noise? You can tell this by removing the wands and power brush so that you just have the handle of the hose by itself. Now turn on the vacuum, do you still hear this noise? If yes, then this is a problem with your suction motor, and you need to bring this in to have an authorized Miele repair center take a look at it. The reason I say that is because you have a 7 year warranty on that suction motor, so if something is wrong with that motor, then this will be covered under Miele warranty. If it's the power brush motor that's causing the sound, this probably will not be covered unless the vacuum is under 1 year old. If it is the power brush, please just use the clarificaiton request here on Fixya and let me know, I'd be more then happy to try and walk you through diagnosing the power brush motor with you.

I hope this was helpful to you. If you did find this helpful, please be sure to click the thumbs up icon in the repair. I really appreciate it.

Chris J.

Mar 21, 2010 | Vacuums

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Power head will not work


Greetings from GoVacuum,

Try pushing the Overload Reset Button which is located on the power nozzle, near where the height adjustment window is. It should be a grey button that says Overload Reset Switch. If you push down on this button, it should reset the power head. This feature is put on the vacuum cleaner to protect the belt from burning out when you accidentally vacuum something into it.

9 times out of 10 this is the reason why your power head is not working.

I hope that this was able to fix your vacuum cleaner. If it didn't, I certainly am more then happy to try and diagnose the problem fruther with you. Please feel free to contact me by requesting a "Clarification Request" here on Fixya, or just sending me an email to chris.jones (at) govacuum (dot) com.

If this repair was helpful, and it fixed your vacuum, please rate the repair as helpful by clicking on the 4 Thumbs Up Icons in the top right hand corner of this repair.

Thank you so much for helping me start out here on Fixya.

Chris Jones
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I can't get replacement bags for my Bosch Premium 1300 W vacuum cleaner.


Greetings from GoVacuum,

Your Bosch Premium canister vacuum cleaner uses Bosch Style P Bags.

We carry 2 different types of Bosch Type G bags for your vacuum cleaner.

We have the genuine Bosch Bags Available for Purchase Here;
Bosch Type P MEGAfilt™ Super TEX Vacuum Cleaner Bags

And also in bulk buy here;
3 Pack Bundle Pack of Bosch Style P Vacuum Cleaner Bags Part #BBZ52AFP2U

And we also carry a generic paper style bag that doesn't filter as well as the cloth Bosch genuine bags, but is suitable if you don't have any breathing issues or allergies in your home. Here are the Bosch generic P bags;
Bosch Type "P" Canister Vacuum Bags Generic

I hope that this information was helpful to you. If this helped you, please be sure to rate this as helpful by clicking the 4 Thumbs Up Icons in the top right hand corner of my answer.

Feel free to email me at chris.jones@govacuum.com if you have any questions or need further help with your Bosch canister vacuum.

Thank you so much,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

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My Miele Silver Moon "Reset" light is blinking. What do I do?


Greetings from GoVacuum,

Ahh yes, the Silver Moon. One of Miele's best made vacuums ever! So good that out of all the different vacuums that I could of chose for my home, the Miele S558 Silver Moon was the one I chose.

When you're Reset button is flashing, this simply means that it's time to replace the HEPA filter on your vacuum cleaner. Miele included this feature on their upper end models to alert the user when their filter needed to be changed.

The Miele Silver Moon uses Genuine Miele S-Class HEPA Filter for S300i/S600i, and Miele S7 Uprights. Miele Part # 04854915 (replaces 04854911) Which can be purchased from GoVacuum for $52.95 with free shipping.

Once you have installed the new HEPA filter, simply press down on the flashing Reset button to restart the 50 hour internal timer inside. Miele recommends to replace this filter after every 50 hours of vacuuming.

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If you have a repair that you would like explained, please check out our Q & A website, askgovacuum.com.

Thank you very much,

Chris Jones
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Feb 19, 2010 | Miele s558 Silver Moon Vacuum

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Will stop running for no apparent reason. The light stays on and you can amp up the power to restart, but the problem is persistent. The book says to change the filters, which has been done.


Greetings from GoVacuum,

This problem is caused by the static electricity which causes the hose controls to jump back down to the off setting. I have seen this issue on several Silver Moon and Blue Moon models before.

The only way to fix this problem is to purchase a brand new, redesigned hose. The new hose can be purchased here; Miele Electric Hose Miele Part # SES 125 .

In fact, I'm so sure that this new hose will fix the problem to your Miele, that if you do purchase the hose from GoVacuum, we'll give you a 60 day satisfaction money back guarantee. If this hose doesn't fix your problem, you may return it to GoVacuum within 60 days for a full 100% refund, no restocking fees or shipping charges will be deducted. We'll even include a free return label you can use to return the hose to us at our expense!

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email, or request a clarification. I hope this helped you. If you found this solution helpful, please remember to rate this solution as helpful by clicking on the four THUMBS UP icons in the top right hand corner of this solution.

Thanks so much,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Jul 12, 2009 | Miele s558 Silver Moon Vacuum

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Belt broken a a Kenmore model 116 canister vacuum


Greetings from GoVacuum.com,

To properly fix a belt on a Kenmore vacuum, you will first need to indicate whether this is an upright or a canister vacuum. The model given, 116, is only the first part of the model number, and all Kenmore vacuums, upright and canister style, start with 116. There is a period first, then a whole string of numbers, 116.255553 etc.

Kenmore vacuums are mainly made by Panasonic for Sears, and most will use a Panasonic belt. If the belt is an upright, this makes it simple, and will be a Panasonic "UB" belt.

For a canister vacuum, most models use what's referred to as a cogged belt. This type of belt has little teeth on the inside of the belt, and is Panasonic CB-5 belt.

Instructions on How to Replace the Belt for an Upright;
There will usually be to plastic screws on the top of the agitator housing on the base of the vacuum, that will say belt access. Simply take a flat head screw driver, and turn the screws so that the screw is pointing up and down on both sides. Then pull the plastic agitator housing, or the top of the base of the vacuum off. Inside you will see a the roller brush, and the belt (or broken belt). Simply take the new belt and wrap it around the silver pulley located in the back of the machine, opposite the roller brush, and wrap the other end of the belt through the roller brush. Stretch the roller brush back into the housing of the machine, and replace the top of the base of the vacuum back on the machine. You should give the belt a tug, to ensure that the brush is spinning when the belt is being pulled.

Feel free to email me if you have any further questions, I'd be happy to walk you through it, or even shoot an instructional video to show you how you to replace it. My email is chris.jones at govacuum . com.

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com
chris.jones@govacuum.com

Sep 29, 2008 | Vacuums

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How to clean the power brush on the miele vacuum. Is the brush removable? If so how do you remove it?


Greetings from GoVacuum.com,

Miele canisters have 2 different types of power brushes. The first, and most popular is the Miele SEB 217, and 213 Power heads. To remove the brush, follow these instructions.

On the bottom of the power head there are 2 yellow (older models it is black) plastic screws. You can remove these screws with a phillips head, or flat head screw driver. Simply unscrew these two screws. You do NOT have to remove these screws, just unscrew them to where they are loose enough to remove the bottom plate.
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Once you have unscrewed the plastic screws, simply pull the bottom plate up and off of the power brush. You will notice the belt on the left hand side of the brush. Simply pull the brush up, and un hook the belt from the brush;
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Now that you have unhooked the brush from the belt, you may thoroughly clean the brush, and un wrap any hair or thread that is wrapped around the brush. You will notice on the roller brush itself there are two indentions on both sides of the brush that run the entire length of the brush. You can take a knife or scissors and run them down the brush on both indentions, which will help you remove the stubborn debris wrapped around them.

Also you'll notice on both sides of the brush that there is a yellow bearing cap on both sides of the brush. You may pull these bearing caps off, and remove any debris that is around these caps. You may also lubricate these bearings with grease or WD-40, to ensure the brushes spin fluently.
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After you have cleaned the brushes and bearings, insert the brush roller back through the belt, and into the power brush. You'll notice that the bearing cap will have two sides. One side of the bearing cap has 1 groove in it, the other side has 2 grooves.
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When you reinsert the brush back into the power brush, you may lower the roller brushes if the machine has been used a lot. If the roller brush is older, you will want to re insert the brush with the side that has 2 grooves facing upwards, and the side with 1 groove in it, facing down. In the first picture above, you will see that the side with 1 groove is facing upwards and is visible to the camera. The side with 2 grooves is facing down. This is because this brush is new. If your brush is older, you will want to reverse that, and have the side with 2 grooves facing upwards. When the brush is back into the power head, simply put the bottom plate back on, (IMPORTANT! Make sure that in the front of the machine the bottom plate is completely hooked onto the front of the power brush, there should NOT be any space in the front) Once you have screwed the plastic screws back into the power brush, in the front of the power head, push the bottom plate upwards to make sure there it is fastened tightly in the front.

I hope this helps you. If you have the larger, less popular SEB236 power brush, just send me an email, I'd be happy to walk you through cleaning the brush on this one also. If you have any questions about this repair, please feel free to email with any questions, I really enjoy sharing my knowledge, and passion fixing vacuum cleaners.

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com
chris.jones@govacuum.com

Sep 29, 2008 | Miele Vacuums

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Electrical to power head


Greetings from GoVacuum,

There could be a couple of reasons why you are not getting power to your power brush. The first and most popular reason is the hose of the machine. Sometimes the wires inside of the hose will go bad, causing the power not to get down to the power brush, but the rest of the vacuum working well.

You can test this hose easily. You will need to go out and purchase a continuity tester from Home Depot or Radio Shack. When the electrical test is in the continuity position, remove the hose from the canister, and put one of the testers on one of the electrical prongs that plugs into the canister itself, and put the other tester into socket where hose connects into the wand, you should have continuity on both terminals. It is important that the switch that controls the power brush is turned to the on position. If one of the terminals does not have continuity, you will need to replace the hose itself.

If both terminals have continuity, then you should then follow the same procedures on the electrical wand. If the wand tests ok as well, you may have a loose connection in the power brush.

Please let me know if none of these solutions work for you, I can then shoot a video showing you how to open the power brush to check for loose connections.

You do have a Miele S548, correct?

Please feel free to email me with any questions, I really enjoy sharing my knowledge of fixing and repairing vacuums, and would be delighted to answer any questions you might have.

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com
chris.jones@govacuum.com

Aug 09, 2008 | Miele S548 Bagged Canister Vacuum

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