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I have a Miele S318i canister Vacuum clean and when i turn it on nothing happens if i pull on the extension cord there is intermittent contact and the motor runs sporadically.

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Miele S251i Plus Bagged Canister VacuumMiele 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?

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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.com 1-800-999-1360 Customer Care
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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).

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Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: power cord reel problem with a kenmore canister vacuum whisperti

Pull the cord all the way out and see if it's contaminated with anything sticky. Also check the guide rollers that the cord rides in and see if they are rolling smoothly and without resistance - they may also need cleaning. If so, clean it off and try again.

If not, it may be the spring reel itself in which case you may need to replace it.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: cord/recoll/turn on

This is a tricky problem and if your are not mechanically skilled can destroy your cord reel. Basically the reel spring has collapsed inside and you need to install two washers to help push the contacts back into place. Take the entire unit apart and look at the cord reel, the part of the reel directly nearest the unit is where you want to put the two washers. It looks like a spigot, pu two washers on that and put back into place. This is one way to fix the unit. The other way is way more involved and requires vacuum experience

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: frayed power cord on electrolux canister vacuum

1 screw in the front, two in the blower port. take them out and the top bezel comes off. one screw in the bottom and two on the top. need a flat blade screw driver to pry out the cord reel. 4 screws holds the sheild of the reel. take them out and there is a snap ring that hold the reel on the shaft. the reel assembly and drum spring comes out at the same time. 3 screws on the bottom of the reel holding a metal plate and there is also snap ring hold the spring on the metal plate take that off and will expose the cord connection. unhook the the cord and untie the knot and replace the cord and reverse the process

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Miele Vacuum Cleaner - burning smell / motor won't stay on

check brush the belt may have popped off and is binding or brush is binding clean brush of any debris thread/hair wrapped binding brush and check and or replace belt

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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check brush the belt may have popped off and is binding or brush is binding clean brush of any debris thread/hair wrapped binding brush and check and or replace belt

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Hello,

When a Miele canister just stops working all of a sudden, it's usually a pretty clear indication that either you have a bad cord reel, or a bad switch. I would say that in 60% of Miele repairs that I do with this problem, the cord reel has gone bad.

One easy thing that you can try to see if the cord is bad, is put one hand on the on/off switch, and the other hand grab the cord (making sure it's fully retracted inside the canister). Now pull the cord out slowly with your one hand, while continously turning the switch on / off, on / off. Keep pressing the switch on and off while pulling on the cord. Usually if the cord reel has gone bad, then you may hear the vacuum attempt to start, or even turn on while you're pulling on the cord. The cord reels in Miele use a metal spring inside that makes connection with the rest of the vacuum. Over time this spring will start to loose it's strength, and eventually will get so bad that it no longer makes contact with the rest of the vacuum. By pulling the cord out slowly and pressing the on / off switch, a lot of the times the spring will make connection somewhere, and the motor may turn on temporarily.

If this happens, this indicates your cord reel needs to be replaced. I have done a detailed repair here on Fixya on how to replace the cord on a Miele canister vacuum that you may read here;
http://www.fixya.com/support/t2281026-miele_s514_will_not_come

If you can't get the vacuum to turn on at all, this can only mean a few things. First the cord reels spring is gone completely, and wont make any connection with the rest of the vacuum, and you'll still need to replace it.

It also can mean that just the plug that plugs into the wall is bad, is your plug bent, or no longer straight on either prong?

It can also mean that your motor has gone bad. This however is usually the least likely of all the problems. The Miele motors are almost bullet proof, and typically last 20 years. I can count on one hand the number of Miele motor replacements I've ever done in 10 years of fixing vacuums.

I can try and help you diagnosis this further if my suggestions didn't help you. Please use the clarification request that you see here on this page to ask me a question. Please just let me know what happened when you tested the cord out as I suggested above. I really hope this was helpful to you. If you found this to be helpful, please be sure to rate the repair as helpful to you by clicking the thumbs up icon. I really appreciate that.

Chris J.

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This is a tricky problem and if your are not mechanically skilled can destroy your cord reel. Basically the reel spring has collapsed inside and you need to install two washers to help push the contacts back into place. Take the entire unit apart and look at the cord reel, the part of the reel directly nearest the unit is where you want to put the two washers. It looks like a spigot, pu two washers on that and put back into place. This is one way to fix the unit. The other way is way more involved and requires vacuum experience

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The Miele interior is not too complicated. Look at this site for some instructions on opening it, http://www.sannerud.com/house/miele.html Then use visual inspection or an ohm meter to find out where the connectivity problem is.

hope that helps

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The contacts are fine, they just need to be bent up a little to ensure proper pressure with contact plate. I had exactly the same problem, and it solved it.
Do not remove black graphite lubricant from contacts!!!

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