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Sebo bs36 Base rocks about causing intermittant power head function. The support lever is ok.As the rocking continues the astion dis engages the microswitch

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Check that the dust channel from the sole plate/brush head isn't clogged. Open the trapdoor (usually orange in colour on the base) and inspect the dust channel - sometimes dog hair can get trapped between the main dust channel and the feeder. Other than that take off the main hose and see if there's a clog down there as well as the main part where the wand locks in at the back. Its reasonably easy to get a clog out from a Sebo X range model.

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Sebo X4 - The male contact holder at the base of the handle only has 2 contacts instead of 3.Could this be the reason it intermittently cuts out when the machine is pulled back during vacuuming?


No, it is only supposed to have 2. The ground wire is only on the commercial models. If it is turning off/on by pushing and pulling you need to take it to your local vac shop for repair. The internal cable , and the male contact holder must both be replaced.

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Seems like a loose connection ..


A 15 year old vacuum cleaner is more economical to replace rather than repair.

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How do I replace the front bottom plate on my Sebo X4 Extra vacuum cleaner, this is the metal/plastic plate on the front base of the bottom of the cleaner (no visible fixings)


With the power head cover removed, you will see tabs on the inside of the chassis inline with the front bottom plate. Simply pinch the tabs with some needle nose pliers and push. I have included a link to the parts list as well as the front bottom plate. You will see by the picture what those tabs look like and how to remove the front bottom plate. 5411 HG Front Bottom Plate Windsor Sensor S12 XP12 SR12 86138280 allstar... http://sebo.us/pdfs/website_schematicsPDFs/AUTOMATIC%20X%20Schematics.pdf

Dec 09, 2014 | Sebo X4 Extra Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Why will my sebo felix not turn on when it is plugged in. The bag is empty and the beater bar is free of threads and string.


If it is only the power head that does not turn on, make sure that the hose is fully inserted into the bag housing. There is a switch in the bag housing that has to be activated. If you are not getting any power anywhere, the most common cause would be the power cord. If you are getting 120 volts through the cord, you may need a new power switch. I have included a parts list for your machine for reference. http://sebo.us/pdfs/website_schematicsPDFs/FELIX%20Schematics.pdf

Aug 06, 2014 | Sebo Vacuums

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Sebo has become erratic in electrical power and today I have sparking from the top of the electrical lead where the wire goes into the handle. Can this be fixed?


yes it can be fixed.

If you are handy or someone in the house is handy you may even be able to do this yourself.

All that is required is to remove the one screw out of the handle there near where the cord goes into the machine. Cut the cord off the unit about 2 inches from the handle.
Open up the handle and follow where the cord goes to, and disconnect the cord from the switch. Both the white and the black will go to the switch.
Feed the cut cord through the handle.
Bare off about 1 and 1/2 inches of the cord you just cut, bare off the black and white and replace onto the switch.
Reassemble everything and you should be ready to rock and roll again.

Good luck.
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Nov 11, 2010 | Sebo X4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Sebo Automatic X1 Stopped. Yesterday my Sebo stopped working. I know this can happen if it gets blocked and overheated so I checked for blockages, none. And left it too cool down. Tried it again but it was...


Hello,

Ok, thanks for the clarification. Even though the cord doesn't have any external damage, it's still very possible that it has gone bad. When a Sebo upright doesn't even start, this can mean one of several things. The parts that could go bad that would cause the machine not to turn on would be the cord (most common on a Sebo), the on/off switch, the PC board that's on top of the motor, or the actual motor. In the 7 years that I've been selling Sebo, I have only changed out one PC board, and I've never had to replace a single motor on a Sebo yet. I have had to replace several cords over the years, some showing external damage, others didn't show any damage.

The cord and the switch are going to be the easiest parts to test, and also happen to be the most common, so this is a great place to start.


Here's how you can test the switch and the cord on the vacuum cleaner. You'll need to have a simply Electrical tester that will test if current is going through the cord. Here's a link to a similar one that is very inexpensive that I used in this repair solution:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xh7/R-100183054/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053


Step 1. Unwrap the electrical cord from the vacuum cleaner, and set the entire cord aside. Also remove the on-board wand that rests directly behind the bag housing. After the wand has been taken out, you should see on the left side of the vacuum where the handle goes into the body of the vacuum a little gray lever (my picture this lever is yellow as I only had a Sebo X5 on the floor, but the repair is identical). This is what the lever looks like:


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Step 2. As you'll see if you look closely, the lever says "closed". Turn the lever towards the front of the vacuum so the lever reads "open".


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Step 3. Once the lever is moved to open, lift straight up on the entire handle assembly to remove it from the vacuum cleaner.


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Step 4. Once you have the handle assembly out of the vacuum cleaner, turn the handle upside down. You'll be able to see two small metal electrical terminals that connect into the base of the vacuum where the handle meets the vacuum cleaner. Make sure that both terminals are visible. I have seen a few Sebo's where the handle has come loose, and these terminals no longer make connection to the rest of the vacuum, causing the vacuum not to turn on. You can re-attach the handle into the vacuum cleaner, turn the lever on the side from open back to closed, and test the vacuum to see if it comes on.

Step 5. If the vacuum failed to come on after reinstalling the handle, take the handle back out of the vacuum. Put one of the wires from your electrical tester into each terminal in the bottom of the handle assembly. Make sure that the tester is actually making contact with the metal terminals. It should look like this:


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Step 6. With each of the electrical tester wires pushed down into the handle and making sure they are making contact, plug the cord into a standard wall outlet. If current is present, the electrical tester will light up. If not light comes on, try flipping the on/off switch and see if this has an effect on if the tester lights up or not:


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As you can see in the picture above, the cord and switch on this vacuum are good. If your tester lights up when you put it into the handle, then this means that your cord and switch are good. This means that either your motor, or PC board have gone bad.

If the tester signals that you don't have any power at the bottom of the handle, then this means that either your switch or your cord is bad.

If you will please let me know the results of the electrical test here on the bottom of the handle, I will then go into the next steps of the repair, and explain how to open up the machine and either replace the cord / switch, or if you did have power here, the pc board or the motor.

Please just use the clarification request form that you used last time. I hope this was helpful in diagnosing your machine. If this helped you, please be kind and rate the repair as helpful by clicking the thumbs up icons in the top of the repair.

I look forward to helping you fix your Sebo.

Chris J.
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Apr 06, 2010 | Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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My X5 doesn't have any functions. I have removed the handle to make sure I have voltage through it (I do), but didn't know if there was a reset located somewhere. Thanks


OK - thanks for your clarification. It's really unusual for a Sebo to die completely - it's almost always a discontinuity in the flex that's the problem. The next thing for you to try is: replace the handle, then separate the bag compartment from the base and check that you have voltage at the socket at the bottom of the bag compartment. Or rather, for your own safety, I strongly recommend that you use your multimeter simply to check for electrical continuity between each pin of the mains plug and the various points you are testing, rather than do tests with the flex plugged in to the mains. If you're sure you have continuity on both the live and the neutral wire from the plug to the base of the bag compartment, then the problem is in the base. So next check for electrical continuity between the two contact pins on the base. If there's no continuity, you will have to get the cover off the base (turn it over and remove the four deeply-recessed screws, then turn it right-way-up and lift the cover off). It may be that the carbon brushes in the motor are worn out (they are easily replaced), otherwise (exceedingly unusual) there may be a fault in the circuit board - at which point you may need professional help!
Incidentally it occurs to me to mention that, with a discontinuity in the flex, it's often intermittent and will depend on the position of the flex - so be sure to move the flex around quite vigorously while testing, especially just where it enters the handle, before concluding that you have (or have not) got reliable continuity.
I hope this helps. If you have any questions, just post a reply here and I'll get back to you as soon as I can (it would help me to know what Country you are in, and the results of any further investigations you may have made). Good luck!

Mar 16, 2010 | Sebo X5 Extra Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Roller not turning


If the motor runs when you switch on, but the brush roll doesn't revolve, then there may be a broken belt. I wonder how old your vac is? Sebo belts are very high quality and they usually last 10 years at least.
Before you go to the trouble of checking the belts, check the brush roll and its drive shaft. Remove the brush roll and check for signs of damage at the end where it engages the drive shaft. Also see if you can easily rotate the drive shaft - if you can, there's a belt broken. To confirm, lie the machine down so you can see the drive shaft, then switch on (keep fingers clear!) and look to see if the shaft is rotating. If you can't turn the shaft by hand and it does rotate when you switch on, then the belts are OK but the brush roll may not be locating properly and you probably need a new one.

To check the belts you need to get the cover off the base, as follows: separate the base from the bag compartment by pressing the button at front bottom of bag compartment then just pull the two apart (a gentle lever may help). Then turn the base over and undo ONLY the four deeply recessed screws (you will need a cross-head screwdriver). Turn the base right-way up again and lift off the cover. You will then see the belts.
If you find the belts are both good, or if you find one broken and need further help, post a reply here, tell me what you've found, and I'll guide you through the next steps.
Good luck!

Feb 16, 2010 | Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Sebo automatic x1.1 loss of suction


Check that the dust channel from the sole plate/brush head isn't clogged. Open the trapdoor (usually orange in colour on the base) and inspect the dust channel - sometimes dog hair can get trapped between the main dust channel and the feeder. Other than that take off the main hose and see if there's a clog down there as well as the main part where the wand locks in at the back. Its reasonably easy to get a clog out from a Sebo X range model.

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