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My Miele White Star Model # S3141 was running fine, then stopped mid-vacuuming. I changed the bag and cleaned the filters (which were dirty), let it cool off, and tried to start it up again, but no luck. What do I do now? Are there any repair places in Ft. Myers, FL?? Thank you for your help.

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Solution #2 was close in my case. There are two slip rings at the hub of the cord reel. One of them was not making contact despite the fact that there are two separate contacts for each side of the mains power for redundancy (good design!) It wasn't too dificult to pull out the cord reel, pull the reel off the axle while disconnecting the retractor tape, and adjust the contacts.

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There is an electronic circuit board on the motor that may have gone bad and will have to replaced, part # 06836740 and sells for around $75.00, for model S516. But if this a S316, then it could be the speed control mounted on the motor, Part # 04416342 and sells for around $83.00. Both of these models are Cat Naad Dog so you need the model number berfore you order a part.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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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.

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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Will it power up without the hose attached? If it does then you have a clogged hose. If not, there is a circuit board by the motor that may be bad.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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At the top of your wand, do you have a plastic swivel that cover a hole in the wand? This is for when you are cleaning curtains, and if that is open, or cracked you will loose suction there... also check your hose for cracks, or breaks. If it were in the shop I would put a gauge on it... normal suction is about 80-95 inches of water lift at the end of the hose. Once you have check each section of the hose, and wand, check the housing for cracks, a missing gasket (Very Good Reason For Lack Of Suction) As to your Filter, how long have you used that one filter, you can clean them for a while, but once a paper filter gets full of FINE dust you won't get it all out, you will have to replace the filter itself at that point. I hope this was helpful.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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