I have a Princess III canister vacuum. The on/off switch started giving me problems and I was sick and tired of paying the repair guy to fix the vac. So I turned on the vac, took a cap from a pill bottle put it under the switch to keep it from being turned off and then used electrical tape to tape it in place. I would plug the vac in to turn it on and off.
We were using the vac and unplugged it to move to another room and it stopped working.
Is it possible for me to replace the switch myself? Could I replace the cord also?
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It sounds like it's probably the switch. It could also be loose wiring connection to the switch, which can result in sparking. This presents a fire and/or shock hazard. Don't use it until you get it repaired. I do recommend having the vacuum checked out for a definite diagnosis. You're right about it possibly needing a new motor.
The Sumo Board, is housed inside the canister section, part # and discription below
E-1180136-56 SUMO BOARD
So replacing the hose and or wand will not fix the problem. Suggest you stay away from "big box", retail, discount stores if you want another one.
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If you vacuum wont turn on it is most likely the cord winder. This is a pretty big repair, you wouldn't want to attempt it yourself. Most shops should be able to repair the cord winder for about $50-75. If you need a new cord winder expect to pay about $150.
Sounds like a motor err. Could be repaired by a professional but it never be as good as a new one. Also they you might not find anyone to repair it because the replacement motor might cost more than a new vacuum /considering it's age the motor will be hard to find and that makes it more expensive to repair./
it shouldnt hurt it as long as you keep the vacuum clean after use when you leave the dust sit in on it it hardens but as soon as done vacuum the motor and blow it out with compressed air this shall give you a longer life
Miele S251i Plus Bagged Canister Vacuum Miele white star canister vacuum - won't turn on,... Hi,
I have the above canister vac, which after my son tried to vac the stairs, it rolled down the stairs on him, but still worked, after turned off/on. Then after turned off maybe 10-15 mins., stopped working when we tried the switch. My father in law is our fix it guy, but still having a problem with the switch. Is there a wiring guide we could look at?
ALevy I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
You can try to call the factory for the Miele S251i schematics / wiring diagram @ the phone number and website listed below or I put a few pieces of information listed below that might help. 1. The vacuum cleaner switches off automatically A temperature limiter switches the vacuum cleaner off automatically if it gets too hot. Some models have a warning light (triangle) which comes on to indicate that it has overheated. Allow the appliance to cool down for approx. 30 mins. and remove any blockages to the air path. 2. The "Change dustbag" indicator stays on even when a new bag has been inserted To ensure the dustbag change indicator gives a correct reading, lift the floor nozzle or power head off the floor slightly to prevent the vacuum created in the suction tube from influencing the reading. 3. The exhaust filter indicator is red Change the exhaust filter and then press "Reset" to switch off the indicator light. http://miele.com1-800-999-1360 Customer Care Toll-Free Contact Information For a repair order, please contact us at our toll-free number (800) 999-1360, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm, Eastern Standard Time (EST). www.AVACcorp.com 1-800-328-9430