I took the caster height adjuster off and can't get remember what it looked like to put it back together properly. It's just two pieces, the metal one with wheels attached, and the plastic one that clips to it, but i can't seem to configure them so that the adjustment actually does anything.
Is this a piece of **** dirt devil? if so, even when you get it back together the design is so flawed that it will keep breaking the belts, I've already gone through 3 in a week! see my other suggestions to remedy this.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.
Re: getting the height adjustment to work
EXTEND YOUR VACCUUM AND LAY IT ON THE FLOOR.THE WHEELS GO ON FIRST,YOU WILL SEE THE SQUAREE PIECE WITH THE RIBS ON IT STICK THAT IN THE SQUARE HOLE AND LINE THE SCREW HOLE UP WITH THE OTHERS,THEN PUT THE PLATE ON TOP OF THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY AND SCREW IT DOWN.CALL ME IF YOU WISH AND I WILL WALK YOU THROUGH IT 314-628-9153
- 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.
You will need Adobe Reader to view it, as it's a .pdf file.
Click on the link above and when a box opens up on your screen, select OPEN. Go to pages 12 & 13. There are specific instructions with pictures. You may want to print them, as part of the instructions are upside down on your screen and will be hard to follow otherwise.
Manual says to tilt the vacuum back so the front wheels are off the ground (unit turned off of course) and make the adjustment. May take some back-and-forth force, but should adjust. If not, then something is jamming the switch.
Assuming that the automatic height adjuster is working properly, most likely your Sebo needs a new brush roll because the bristles on the old one are worn to the limit. To test the height adjuster, put the machine in the normal operating position (with the handle not upright) then switch on - the green "down" light may come on briefly (or may stay on if the brush is worn). Then, leaving the machine switched on, move the handle to the locked upright position - the green "up" light should come on, and you may be able to see the whole machine tilt backwards slightly as it lifts the brush off the floor. If that happens, the adjuster is working properly and you definitely need a new brush roll.
I hope this helps. If you need more guidance, just post a reply here and I'll get back to you soon. Please remember to rate this answer as I do value feedback. Good luck!
The height adjustment wont engage unless the handle is in the down position. Not knowing this led me to overturn the hight adjustment knob.
Step on the handle release, pull the handle back and lay the vac on its side. Then you can get the knob and the plate back together again.
BTW, the reason I had this problem is because the front brush slows dramatically when using on carpet, I thought it was set too low, and turned the knob (in a manly fashion, putting it past its limit). Still working on that one. After inspecting the belt, looks like one worn and cracked spot gumming up the works.
I think we got this figured out . . . . the height adjustment doesn't work when the vacuum is UPRIGHT, but when you disengage and lower the handle the plastic that is blocking the wheels from receding will rotate and then it can receive the plastic on the "top" of the wheel assembly. Try it and I think you will find that it works. I thought it was the wheels that were keeping the vacuum from working well, but that's not the case. Still don't know why it's gone to heck in 9 months.
This is the pdf manual. If you look at page 12 you'll see that the bottom of the machine has been pictured. Between the middle wheels near the brush (where arrows 4 and 2 are) you'll find that the adjuster bar has a sprung mechanism. Now this is easy if you have time! If you take off the or just inspect the bar, check to see that nothing is clogged behind it. If it looks fine, check with your other hand by moving the rotary dial a couple of times and your other hand pressed down on the central bar between the wheels - if you can feel that the bar is moving whilst you turn the rotary dial then it should be working. Sometimes the spring that connects the dial to the bar can loosen and this may well have been the case. If you can unscrew the assembly do it gently as it will pop up to see if the spring has been put in place and then carefully put everything back together.
Some uprights don't allow the height adjuster to adjust whilst in the upright position though but if it doesn't adjust at all then the spring has definately moved.
The Miele uprights (S170 and upwards) with the Powerhouse title are ALL Panasonic uprights which have been at one time sold in the UK. Therefore the upright may use TWO drive belts which need to be looked at: Take off the sole plate and examine the drive belt which is around the beater bar. Check that this belt is moving easily. Then look at the fly wheel to the motor (usually to the left hand side) and check that the smaller motor belt is moving - it may be broken which is why the beater bar isn't moving and why tension is tight.
Generally NONE of the Miele Powerhouse models have a manual selector for height adjustment - they all use auto adjustment which means no manual selector. The vacuum principle means that general carpet which comes into contact with the brush creates a vacuum anyway between the brush and the floor. If the brush isn't touching the floor then its a possibility dirt or debris has managed to get between the bottom 2 rollers after the beater bar. Check behind the wheels to see that there is nothing there - most auto adjusting Powerhouse models will have a spring behind the wheel and it may have come off.