My X4 sebo primary drive belt is wearing the black plastic shroud and shredding itself at the side and seems to be running off centre away from the motor. The motor is new and the intermediate pulley bearings seem fine. Can you help please.
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.
Re: My primary drive belt is wearing the plastic
Only two possibilities. Either the motor has not been installed properly (it's out of alignment), or the intermediate pulley is out of alignment. Of the two, I'd suspect the intermediate pulley first (except then you'd expect trouble with the secondary belt too...). If you've already solved the problem, perhaps you'd post a comment to let us know what you found.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
If the brush roller is worn, then the height sensor makes the vacuum head go down fully. There still isn't enough resistance to the brush, but there is nowhere else for the height adjustment to go, so it just stays there. If you look at the cleaning head from the side you should be able to see that it is fully down.
The brush roller light is supposed to come on, but in my experience, it might not.
Your red lights flashing momentarily is normal start-up. The fact that your servo motor is operating tells you that you are getting power. If the vacuum motor does not turn on, you likely have a problem with the motor itself or the power supply board that feeds power to the motor. These items should be covered under warranty. However, if your vacuum is outside the manufacturers warranty, you can replace either of these parts fairly easily with only a phillips head screwdriver.I have included a link to the parts list for this machine. We do stock both parts. http://sebo.us/pdfs/website_schematicsPDFs/AUTOMATIC%20X%20Schematics.pdf
No not quite. For a start, the stiff bristles on the blue roller can last a few years before requiring to be replaced.
The SEBO sensor wheel adjusts to the height required - unless of course the microchip board has been tampered with. If it hasn't been tampered with. If the central wheel is excessively dirty then it could be that the SEBO isn't lowering the height properly. However, the X series is great at cleaning hard floors in general - i it is not designed for the brush roll to fully hit the floor, thus as you suggest crushing the bristles. It is designed, as you recognise quite correctly to skid across a hard floor lightly as there is a squeegee rubber strip built in at the back of the roller bar that scoops all dirt into the central vacuum path. The front plate also lends this job. You are not being conned - however check that the rubber squeegee strip has not worn away - SEBO do sell the strips and they are easy to slide into via the press release door at the side of the brush roll.
If the SEBO has died then its a possibility that there is a microchip function that gone wrong it. Some more information would be good to know here as it could be a number of things such as the cord cables coming away at the handle.
Check the main "kitchen roll" filter isn't clogged which is on the left hand side of the bag when the bin door is opened. There could be a clog, either behind the pick out metal grid below the filter roll, or the roll filter requires to be replaced. Can you add more info about the squeaking though? Is it a high pitched squeal all of the time or just intermittent and where it seems to be coming from - it could be excess air escaping from a pierced hose or a drive belt issue.
Check that there is no dirt clogging the main central wheel on the underside of the floor head. In any eventuality the main floor head hood will have to come off, via screws on the floor head base. By the right hand side , if looking down into the internals you'll notice two drive belts - check and see if these are intact. Directly next to this is the LED microchip board. Check that all the microchips are pushed in, as there is one for the height control that can usually pop out if the SEBO has been dropped or if the machine has been bumped off walls.
On the underside of the handle, there's a small screw close to where the metal and plastic parts join. Undo this screw. This will allow you to pull the plastic part out of the metal part - not very far, but just far enough so that you can separate the plastic part into two halves lengthways. That gives you access to the switch, and you should find the rewiring job and reassembly straight forward from there on.
I hope this helps. If you need more, just post a reply and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I do value feedback, so please remember to rate this answer.
Thanks to its automatic height-adjust feature, the Sebo X4 has two drive belts, one from the motor to the height-adjust sensor, and another from that sensor to the brush roller. To access them,first remove the base from the handle, undo the four recessed screws on the underside of the base, then turn it over and lift off the cover. You will then see the belts. The rest should be obvious (it's a while since I've done one of these, but I think you may have to loosen the screws holding the height-adjust sensor before you can slip the belt off).
I hope this helps. Any further problem, just re-post here and I'll do my best. Good luck!