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Miele Solution 5281 motor problem - can it be fixed?

On start up gives a bubbling noise and smells slightly of burning

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You cant repair the motor but it is not too hard to replace the motor. I have made a video showing how to replace the motor on a miele S5311 which is a very similar machine. The part number for the Miele S5281 motor is 9271290

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

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SOURCE: Slight burning smell when dc07 is in use

Sounds like your belt can either be rubbing against something or its stretched out. Either way you should check into getting the belt changed.

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Replace the belt. It is probably stretched and is slipping. This will produce the smell your describing. These belts should be changed at least once a year.

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try repair first for quote and if too expensive then replace. 5 years is about the average life span.

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SOURCE: Miele Vacuum Cleaner - burning smell / motor won't stay on

check brush the belt may have popped off and is binding or brush is binding clean brush of any debris thread/hair wrapped binding brush and check and or replace belt

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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Some debris, even sand or dirt, probably got into the motor, causing damage to the armature. If this is the case, you will need to replace the motor. The burning smell from the motor is generally a sure sign of a bad motor.

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