My Sebo x 4 Extra is showing all the four lights at once. It also is rising and falling all the time on the same surface. Carpet or hard floor. It went through a spell of cutting out after several sec
I have checked for any obstructions there are none. I have replaced all filters. I have removed and cleaned the brush bar. The brush revolves. An observation is the height wheel is continually moving up and down.
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There is an adjustment for carpet and for hard surfaces. Have switched it from carpet to a hard surface. When on carpet it sets up higher on a hard surface it should set lower. If it is to low it work properly either.
Own a Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged upright or perhaps a Windsor-Sensor model? Here are a few tips to get more out of your machine.
When it comes to filter replacement, the standard cone/tube shaped filter can actually be cleaned by the Sebo if only just for a short moment just to get rid of any attached dirt the filter has accumulated. By removing the filter tube, the auto stop clip comes down, but by lifting your finger with this clip upwards and your other hand holding the bin door, the door can actually be locked back into position as it would normally. Then using the standard upholstery t shaped tool, clean the tube leaving it free of any dust and dirt contained in the tube. Once the tube has been cleaned you can take out the bin door and install the filter back in. Sadly the foam motor filter on the top hood cannot be cleaned or washed and has to be replaced.
If the filter tube however is completely stained and you dont have a free spare one to fit, the filter can actually be removed by removing the tie clips on the top and bottom of the holder. Wash the filter and dry in a tumble dryer - EBay in the UK sometimes sell filter squares which can be tied and locked to the cylindrical tube. Once the filter is dry you can then tie it up to the grid again and if the ties get lost, small computer wire ties are a suitable replacement.
Another feature of the Sebo X which has only just come to light recently with Sebo's user videos is use of the dry cleaning powder. Although Sebo don't actually tell you, by manually rubbing the powder into your carpet with just your fingers rather than raking it in on the top surface you'll get more out the first application of rubbing the powder in and letting it get a better chance of removing actual heavy stains. If you don't want to rub that powder in manually, remove the top hose by unlocking it where it meets the bag dirt channel on the left hand side of the machine at the top. (right hand obviously if you are facing the Sebo) then the Sebo X can be used as a rolling brush to rub the powder in. After the 30 minutes minimum waiting time, lock the hose back into the X and vacuum up as normal.
This facility of removing the hose/thus cutting the suction is also very useful to rub in bicarbonate of soda into your carpets if you own pets. Bicarbonate of soda is an ideal natural odourizer which will maintain clean areas. Sebo's DuoP dry powder is ideal to do this as well for general stain protection if you like to keep your carpets clean.
The paper bags can also last a lot longer if the dirt your Sebo has collected remains half way at the top rather than naturally falling to the bottom of the bag.My X1 does this with new carpet fluff. Take the crevice tool and push the tool into the top opening of the bag to push the dirt GENTLY down - this will give you extra longevity on the bag used as well as not having to replace it so often.
There are ways to make your Sebo X1 cost effective!
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.
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.
The unpleasant smell could have been the lifetime belt finally giving up. Also happened on our 13 year SEBO X1 Automatic due to my error of vacuuming up a rug with long loose strands! If you are good with a screwdriver, you can replace the drive belt easily enough - go onto You Tube - there is an excellent UK video showing how to replace the drive belt on the SEBO. There are two belts, but you will know which one has to be replaced if you remove the screws on the underside of the main floor head. Before you do anything, kneel on the floor beside the SEBO and press the main release button on the bottom of the front bin area just above the floor head. It may need brute force but when pressed, put on knee on the floor head gently and pull the bin upwards to release from the body of the SEBO. This unlocks the main floor head from the bin, making it easier to look at the floor head. See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOPphVcZHYA
Sounds like the controller microchip has become disconnected. You'll need to flip the SEBO over on its side and remove the floor head - to do this, kneel on the floor and press the release button below the main front bin to unlock the floor head from the main bin area. Putting one knee on the floor head might help as the lock might be still. This pulls the floor head apart from the main bin and user handle. Once unlocked, flip the head over and undo the 4 large screws (2 at the back and 2 near the front on either side) Once the floor head has become loose, ease it off slowly and you should see the microchip board. With the bumper in front of you look to your right hand side to check that the microchip thread has not been pulled out. Check that all points are pushed in correctly 0- you should download a parts and manual diagram from SEBO UK or SEBO Germany (Sebo.de) in English. This will show you the microchip board and the microchip connectors. Once checked, reverse process, fit screws back on with the floor head cover underneath and re assemble before switching back on. Hope it helps!
You need to adjust the "Brush Height String" The new battery is a bit heavier than the old ( by 10 ounces if you got the new battery) dis assemble the roomba and you will see a string attached to a screw which allows the brushes to rise and fall with different surfaces. Move the string 1/4 " and re tighten the screw. Good to go!
I work in a Sebo agency, where we sell and repair Sebos - although they're so reliable we don't get that many to repair. What's "automatic" about this machine is that it automatically adjusts the brush height so that it's ideal for whatever floor it's on. It does that by sensing the amount of drag on the brush. On a wood floor, there's much less drag than on a carpet, so the machine lowers the brush as far as possible to get the optimum drag. After a while (4 1/2 years in your case) the brush has worn so far that the machine can no longer get it down low enough to brush the floor effectively. That's why the light comes on. There's still plenty of bristle to do a good job on carpet but, if you want to do the best job on your wood floors too, you need a new brush roller. Change the brush roller, and you'll probably feel the suction's improved too!
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If the wheel isn't moving when the upright handle is swung down normally then the hydrallic action will be broken. The wheel only adjusts to the carpet when the handle is swung down and the wheel goes to the highest position. HOWEVER if you have large pile / thick carpeting then the X1 will struggle to pick this up as it doesn't cope well with thick carpeting. Sebo's G1 series with a manual adjuster dial is better in that respect. Put back the wheel as normal and check that it is lowering once the handle is unlocked. If it doesn't show up with the lights on the front of the hood showing that the wheel is going down, then its either the carpet thickness or the hydrallic wheel mechanism is broken. Contact Sebo in your country and they can usually send out a line diagram or suggest a repair.