My Sebo AirBelt K1 just stopped working
I work with a Sebo dealer (in the UK), where we repair all makes of vacuum cleaner. It's testimony to the quality of Sebos that in several years I've only had one of this model to repair (so my memory is somewhat sketchy).
However, from first principles, the finger of suspicion points to two likely causes of this problem. First, the copper wire may have broken within the flex - this commonly happens where the flex is subject to both stress and tight bending, which is the two extremities (where the flex enters the plug, and where the flex joins the rewind reel). You will need a continuity tester of some kind to check this, of course. The flex may be visibly damaged, but often there's nothing visible externally.
Second possibility is that one or both of the motor's carbon brushes is worn out. You will need to get them off the motor to check. Check both - they can sometimes wear very unequally - a new one will have about 2cm of carbon exposable, whereas a worn one can have nothing left at all.
As for what's economically replaceable... it depends what you can do for yourself. In the UK a new flex complete with rewind reel will set you back about £45. However, it is possible just to wire in a length of new flex provided you make sure that any connection you make is good, safe and not subject to stress from winding and unwinding.
As for the carbon brushes, in the UK they are about £5 each. For a complete new motor you'll not get much change from £100.
I hope this helps. If you need me to try again just post a reply, giving any more information you can, and I'll see what I can do. Good luck!
Jan 13, 2010 |
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