Question about Miele s558 Silver Moon Vacuum
Miele Silver Moon - about five years old. We just replaced the HEPA filter, the bag and the thin filter.
Problem: It frequently powers down while vacuuming. We have to notch the power back up - then it powers down again. It's not a hard reset power down with a light coming on - it's a decrease in the electrical setting to nearly no suction at all. A marble passed through the hose and seems to roll around and through easily, so it doesn't look like a hose obstruction.
Thank you JonahBegone!
My 4 years old Silver Moon has been power down off and on for a couple of months, but all of sudden it kept doing it. Then the power won't turn on when I plugged it in ( this turns out to be another problem, see my other posting). I took your advice on taking the hose and handle apart. I unscrewed the 5 screws, but can't pull the handle apart to look inside. I was able to see the 3 metal contact on the hose that you mentioned through a 1/4 inch gap when I forced the handle apart. I cleaned the black stuff off through the little gap by rotating the hose a few times. Then magically, my power down problem also went away. Thank you once again.
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
Have a Miele Red Velvet which was behaving the same way. It would automatically power down (suction) whether I was using the power brush or hardwood attachment. Read this EXTREMELY HELPFUL submission—took the handle apart and cleaned the three contacts with an electrical contact cleaner and Q-Tip and viola!, it works flawlessly.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
Mine was doing the same...powering down. I also cleaned it, as described. worked well for a short time. now it powers down even with clean contacts. I have been disassembling it for more then 4 time for the last year. Got tired and really frustrated. Ready to buy a replacement.
Posted on Jan 09, 2011
Could be trhat the variable speed control is going bad. There also is an electronic control by the motor which could be the problem.
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
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