Miele silver moon s558 powers up sometimes not others, very light use, all filters clean, will not power up with power head attched or not. Is there a fuse to change? Is there anything a home owner novice...
That's remarkably good news. You can almost certainly fix it for about twenty cents in about twenty minutes. First, open the main bag chamber, and remove the upper bag chamber lid. This can be achieved by gently prying back the tabs back by the hinges, and then sliding the whole thing upward. Next, you'll want to remove the exhaust filter and the two screws holding the control unit to the back of the vacuum. (The black part.) Lift up at the front of the control unit and it should lift away. This may make a terrifying snapping noise, don't worry about it. You didn't break it! Next you'll need to remove the screws that hold the main chassis onto the base. I believe there are roughly seven, in a perimeter around the chassis, if memory serves. Note that there are a couple up by the handle part. Once they're all removed, the whole thing should lift right off. Now, here's the actual cause of your problem. Over time, the cord reels in these guys start to wear out a little bit, and what happens is that the electrical contacts that keep power flowing through your reel start to move apart from each other. Locate the cord reel, which should be hanging out in the base area. Grab the white reel itself and wiggle it left and right. See all that play? So here's the fix: get a ziptie from an auto parts store or any place like that. Remove the screw holding the cord reel assembly into the machine and lift out the cord reel. When looking at the reel, you should be able to see the electrical leads that come out of the center of the wheel: one black, one white. On the OPPOSITE side of the reel from those wires, you're going to want to put the ziptie around that central axle. This will then take out all that slack you were feeling. Make sure you clip the end of the ziptie before you re-install your reel. Place the cord reel back in the body and then make sure you re-thread the cord through the hole in the back of the chassis. Place the chassis back on, replace the screws. Place the control unit back on, and replace the screws, snap the chassis lid back in, replace your bag and filter, and you should be in business. Please note that this works 99% of the time, but occasionally a reel will wear out to the point where this fix won't work. If it does, you do now know how to install it, so you shouldn't have to pay anyone else to do it for you. A new reel costs about $120, which is why I ALWAYS tried this fix first. Also of note: I wrote these instructions from memory, so if you're trucking along and you find that I've missed something somewhere, post another clarification request and I'll walk you through it. Good luck! -R
Sep 23, 2011 |
Miele s558 Silver Moon Vacuum