Question about Miele Vacuums
On start up gives a bubbling noise and smells slightly of burning
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like your belt can either be rubbing against something or its stretched out. Either way you should check into getting the belt changed.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
SOURCE: burning smell
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.
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
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
SOURCE: Hello can you help me
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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Actually there not supposed to burn up. I have read some reviews on that model Kenmore and it seems it is plagued by electrical problems.
I would definitely contact Sears customer service.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Posted on Mar 30, 2011
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