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Re: miele vacuum cleaner not working properly
Is the suction low or ok at the vacuum without the hose attached? If it is ok, then there is a clog in the hose. If it isn't, then check filters, is the speed variable, is the contol set too low. Could be a bad motor, running too slow.
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Vacuum cleaners usually pop the 'bag full' indicator when they lose suction due to the load of dirt in the bag impeding the motor pulling air through.
If you are still getting the indicator with a new bag, and already did the prudent re-seating of the bag, the next thing is likely a clog or blockage elsewhere in the vacuum. You don't specify the model, so I can't be too specific.
Safety first. Please please please make sure the unit is unplugged before you start disassembling.
As you are able, detach hoses, look in the back of the brush unit, see if there's a blockage. Wads of crumpled paper are particularly good at wedging themselves into corrugated flex lines. Depending on location, I've found that a wire coat hanger, bent into marshmallow-roaster configuration, with the old hook bent with some pliers into a long straight section with a small half-loop at the end, can be a good probe for the long sections of tube to see if it runs into anything, and then perhaps hook it and pull it out. Be careful if you do this to not hook the tubing walls and tear them.
99% of the time you can fix this problem with a new filter i have put the link in for the filter for your vacuum cleaner if you have changed the filter in the last 3 months then you might have a blocked hose check the hose first then get yourself a new filter Miele filter for s514
The extension tube is probably blocked.
Check for suction with all the tubes off - if there is suction now then the tubes are blocked - be carefull not to damage them if you poke things in the unblock them.
The dust bag holder is an important part of this vacuum. Make sure the bag is installed into the holder sliding bag collar into slots to secure. Make sure the bag is tucked into cleaner. or the bag cover will not latch securely. Also, the motor and exhaust filters should be cleaned at each bag replacement. REPLACING THE FILTERS Filters should be cleaned or replaced when they become visibly soiled or suction power is reduced. Always operate the cleaner with the filters installed to avoid motor damage. The dust bag must be changed and the filters cleaned or replaced if the window of the Clean Filter Indicator changes into red when the cleaner is operating at maximum power and the nozzle is raised from the floor.
well, it actually sounds like there is a blockage. Try removing your hose and dropping something through it, like a quqrter. If it comes through, no clog. If it is clogged, I believe that machine has a blower on the upper part of the cleaner (maybe in the bag compartment towards the top. You can take out the filter holder and plug the hose in there and run the unit . Does the blockage come out? If not, Try shaking the hose, or you can put a stiff wire in it to try to free it. Do not run water through it. If there is no blockage at all, then you will probably need to take it to a service center. But I am pretty confident that we are looking at a clog situation. Let me know if this fixesya! Thanks, Rene (vacuum Doctor)
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