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Meile Solaris. Power cord connection faulty. Unit powers on/off when cord is being retracted/pulled out. Maybe a break in wire close to connection point in vacuum. Or, the connection point itself is loose? The problem likely resulted from trying to use vacuum at furthest extent of cord.

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  • austin571 Jul 28, 2008

    Same problem with the Miele Artico. I took it all apart and the connections look good. Cleaned it, put it togther, still same problem. Have you tried changing the cord?

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    Power Cord pulling itself in while vacuuming

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Cord reel likely needs to be tightened. requirs disassembly and large washers installed to keep reel connections tight.
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http://www.sannerud.com/house/miele.html

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