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I need to replace the motor on a Sebo Automatic X!

I cannot find how to get to the motor although I seem to have taken all the visible screws out.

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  • Philip Gaut May 11, 2010

    Hi, not a clarification request, but a quick not to let you know that someone's on your case!  I work at a Sebo sales and repair agency and can definitely help.  Just haven't got time for a full description right now but will get back to you TODAY.  Incidentally, if you are in UK, we can also help with parts as and when you need them.

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OK, here goes...  NOTE - any use of the words LEFT and RIGHT assume that you are looking from the REAR of the machine.
STEP 1. Separate the base from the bag compartment: press the button at bottom front centre of bag compartment and lift bag compartment upwards away from base. Sometimes this is quite stiff and four hands would be useful, you can lever it from behind with something relatively soft (the plastic handle of a dishwash brush works well) but take care to lift vertically upwards, not sideways or you risk bending a metal lever that's hard to get back into shape again. Rest assured that once you've pressed that button there is nothing holding the two parts together other than friction!
STEP 2. Turn the base upside-down and undo the FOUR DEEPLY-RECESSED SCREWS.  All the surface-mounted screws are irrelevant to this job.
STEP 3. Turn the complete base right-way up, release the foot pedal and move the vacuum tubes out of vertical.  The top cover will then lift off.  You will see there are two belts - the pulley device between the motor and the brush roller is the sensor that measures the drag on the brushes and operates the automatic height adjuster to maintain constant drag. To the right of that double pulley is the electronic circuit board - note that it has a sensor that locates within the pulley device, be careful not to damage it.
STEP 4. At the left end of the motor cover, the drive cog is concealed by a small cover. Lift this cover out vertically, noting how it locates in the frame for when you come to put it back.  Next, although not essential, it helps to remove the metal lever because if it falls out when you're not looking you may later be uncertain about how to locate the small coil spring. So slide that lever out towards the motor, noting how the spring locates.
STEP 5. Undo the two screws holding the circuit board (take care the washers don't slip away). You need to do that because the front of the motor cover is tucked underneath it, but you don't need to move the circuit board more than a few millimeters.  Then undo the four screws holding the motor cover and lift the cover away.  The motor will then just lift out.
Re-assembly is simply the reverse of the above process.
If you need more help, just ask.  Please remember to rate this response.

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