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My Sebo tells me that the bag is full (by red light display) when it actually isn't. I've checked and changed the bag and cleaned the filter. What else should I do?

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Check the hose for a clog, also check the dirt inlet by the brush roll, it may have a clog also.

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Jan 11, 2014 | Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Useful Tips for Sebo's X1 Bagged upright vacuum.


Own a Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged upright or perhaps a Windsor-Sensor model? Here are a few tips to get more out of your machine. 
When it comes to filter replacement, the standard cone/tube shaped filter can actually be cleaned by the Sebo if only just for a short moment just to get rid of any attached dirt the filter has accumulated. By removing the filter tube, the auto stop clip comes down, but by lifting your finger with this clip upwards and your other hand holding the bin door, the door can actually be locked back into position as it would normally. Then using the standard upholstery t shaped tool, clean the tube leaving it free of any dust and dirt contained in the tube. Once the tube has been cleaned you can take out the bin door and install the filter back in. Sadly the foam motor filter on the top hood cannot be cleaned or washed and has to be replaced.
If the filter tube however is completely stained and you dont have a free spare one to fit, the filter can actually be removed by removing the tie clips on the top and bottom of the holder. Wash the filter and dry in a tumble dryer - EBay in the UK sometimes sell filter squares which can be tied and locked to the cylindrical tube. Once the filter is dry you can then tie it up to the grid again and if the ties get lost, small computer wire ties are a suitable replacement. 
Another feature of the Sebo X which has only just come to light recently with Sebo's user videos is use of the dry cleaning powder. Although Sebo don't actually tell you, by manually rubbing the powder into your carpet with just your fingers rather than raking it in on the top surface you'll get more out the first application of rubbing the powder in and letting it get a better chance of removing actual heavy stains. If you don't want to rub that powder in manually, remove the top hose by unlocking it where it meets the bag dirt channel on the left hand side of the machine at the top. (right hand obviously if you are facing the Sebo) then the Sebo X can be used as a rolling  brush to rub the powder in. After the 30 minutes minimum waiting time, lock the hose back into the X and vacuum up as normal.
This facility of removing the hose/thus cutting the suction is also very useful to rub in bicarbonate of soda into your carpets if you own pets. Bicarbonate of soda is an ideal natural odourizer which will maintain clean areas. Sebo's DuoP dry powder is ideal to do this as well for general stain protection if you like to keep your carpets clean.
The paper bags can also last a lot longer if the dirt your Sebo has collected remains half way at the top rather than naturally falling to the bottom of the bag.My X1 does this with new carpet fluff. Take the crevice tool and push the tool into the top opening of the bag to push the dirt GENTLY down - this will give you extra longevity on the bag used as well as not having to replace it so often. 
There are ways to make your Sebo X1 cost effective!

on Mar 28, 2008 | Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Hi. I have a Sebo X1 about 12 years old. Last time I used it there was an unpleasant smell in the room but didn't seem to be coming from the Sebo. However I am now trying to use it and it doesn't work. The...


The unpleasant smell could have been the lifetime belt finally giving up. Also happened on our 13 year SEBO X1 Automatic due to my error of vacuuming up a rug with long loose strands! If you are good with a screwdriver, you can replace the drive belt easily enough - go onto You Tube - there is an excellent UK video showing how to replace the drive belt on the SEBO. There are two belts, but you will know which one has to be replaced if you remove the screws on the underside of the main floor head. Before you do anything, kneel on the floor beside the SEBO and press the main release button on the bottom of the front bin area just above the floor head. It may need brute force but when pressed, put on knee on the floor head gently and pull the bin upwards to release from the body of the SEBO. This unlocks the main floor head from the bin, making it easier to look at the floor head. See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOPphVcZHYA

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Light on for "full bag or clog." I changed bag,


Check the airflow tube behind the brush. This is a common place for clogs. The hose is more common, especially at elbows, like where it attaches to the tank. Another possibility is a dirty filter. Check this first to rule it out, then check the rest.

Jan 26, 2011 | Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Sebo X1 - Doesn't work although there is power


I'm not sure about this one but, as nobody else has picked it up, I'll give it my best guess. You say the machine just hums - by which I take it that there's no suction at all. I wonder how old your Sebo is... if it's seen a lot of work, it's more than likely that the carbon brushes in the motor have worn out and need replacing. This is not a difficult job, but you do need to be comfortable tinkering with machinery to attempt it yourself. Otherwise you will need professional help. If you want to do it yourself, post a reply here and I'll give you step-by-step instructions.
Good luck!

Apr 21, 2010 | Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Light saying bag full and clogged have changed bagand checked for blocks cant find anything.


OK - blockages are not always obvious (especially if they are deep within the flexible hose). One thing you can try is to remove the flexible hose from the top of the bag compartment and then switch on - if the red light goes out, there's a blockage in the hose. If the light stays on, there's almost certainly a problem with the main circuit board (for which you should get professional help) but that would be extremely unusual. If you need further help, please post a reply here and I'll do what I can.

Feb 28, 2010 | Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Sebo automatic X1. After switching on the motor


As sure as possible without actually seeing your machine, the carbon brushes on the motor are worn out. They are quite easy to replace (and not expensive). If you need help with doing the job, just post a reply here and I'll guide you as best I can. If you choose to have a professional do it for you, it should take no more than half an hour's labour.
I hope this has been helpful - please remember to score me! Good luck!

Feb 10, 2010 | Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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The red light on the cleaner keeps coming on. I


It could be clogged or there is a sensor adjustment for this machine and it takes a very small screw driver to adjust it. Take it to a certifies Sebo dealer and he can fix it in just a minute.

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