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Re: Miele Vacuum Cleaner
S718 doesn't come up in the Meile parts list, there is a S518, some possibles to check: The switch part #04367102, Indictor lite w/pot. # 05482010, Reel cord 05240302, and motor electronic control # 05408620. Any one of these could be giving you the problem you describe. You will have to dive in and starting with the switch, and eliminate which ever parts seem ok. The reel cord could have bad internal contacts, I have had the pots go bad, but the electronic control more ofter. Which I could pin point it for you.
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If dirt or other debris collect around the armature of the motor the stator will no longer communicate and turn. Usually the brushes wear down and need replacement also. Once you replace the brushes and clean the interior of the motor housing, the motor should start up again. AS long as there is no smell, the motor parts are still in tact. You will also need to replace the belt from the motor spindle to the brush.
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I would say that you have a slight clog in the hose or in the power nozzle somewhere. The full bag indicator is just a guage that will indicate full when it feels like it's lost suction. Example: If you were to take the hose and cover it with your hand, you'll notice that bag full indicator will show full.
To check and see where the clog in the vacuum is, remove the wands and floor attachment so you just have the hose on the vacuum cleaner. With just the hose attached, turn the vacuum cleaner on. Does it still show a full bag? If yes, then remove the hose completely from the vacuum cleaner so it's just the canister part by itself and turn on the vacuum again. If the bag full indicator is now showing an empty bag, this means that you have a clog in your hose.
If the bag full indicator displayed an empty bag when you had the hose on the vacuum, but shows a full bag when you have the wands and floor tool attached, this means that you have a clog in the vacuum either in the wands, or the floor attachment.
For removing clogs from the hose, the quickest way is to just purchase a plumbers snake at your local hardware store, and run the snake through the hose until you find the clog. You may also take a high pressure hose and spray it down the hose until the clog is cleared, but if you use a water hose, MAKE SURE the hose is 100% dry before you use it again.
Also that bag full indicator can be adjusted if you are getting a lot of suction power and it still shows full.
I hope that these suggestions helped you diagnosis your Miele canister to figure out why the indicator showed full. If this helped you please rate my repair helpful.
Feel free to contact me if you need further assitance, I'm always happy to help.
I had the same problem. try plugging in & pulling cord out of
rewind a number of times. if motor goes on, you need repair on cord
winder. per miele tech-"not common prob.", but repairman said "yes,
common prob." good luck.