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Sebo Automatic X1 cleaner, toothed belt replacement

I have a Sebo Automatic X1 cleaner and the toothed belt has broken and I wish to replace it. I've released all of the 4 screws on the bottom, but can't seem to release the top cover. can you help?

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OK, here goes... (there may be more detail here than you need, but it's a copy of a solution I wrote for someone else)  NOTE - any use of the words LEFT and RIGHT assume that you are looking from the REAR of the machine.  NOTE ALSO - the machine has two toothed belts, it makes sense to change both while you're at it.
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). Then undo the four screws holding the double pulley. Once that's free, you'll be able to change the belts.
Re-assembly is simply the reverse of the above process. 
If you need more help, just ask.  Please remember to rate this response. 

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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  • jamiehay Jan 16, 2011

    Very accurate and comprehensive! thanks.

  • windle480 Jun 01, 2011

    Worked like a dream. thanks

  • thejules Sep 24, 2011

    Fantastic thank you. My husband is away so I'm strutting round the house after changing the drive belt on my Sebo and v pleased. I might not fess up to this brilliant guidance though!!

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