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It just shuts off!

My Bosch BSA2200UC Compact Plus didnt even come with a manual. It keeps overheating (I think) and shuts off. I read in some forums that the motor filter, but I cannot open it.
How on earth can I open this vacuum?

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  • ieliassen Feb 07, 2008

    Thanks. I ended up buying a torque screwdriver that fit into the three awkward (and hidden) screws to open the motor compartment. There was a sponge filter that was very dirty so I washed it, but it shut off again the next time I used it. I will try to look for more obstructions.

  • ieliassen Feb 15, 2008

    There are no other obstructions. What on earth is wrong with this thing? Bosch has such a good reputation, but this is not good enough.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    Bosch told me to contact Turnpike Appliance @ 877/822-2775 for instructions for repair. They said it needs a new circuit board for about $70 but I'd have to mail it to New York. Mine is a year and a half old and they say it's out of warranty.

  • laura59 Feb 11, 2009

    Bosch told me to contact Turnpike Appliance @ 877/822-2775 for instructions for repair. They knew about the problem with it shutting off and said it needs a new circuit board for $70. Mine is a year and a half old so it's out of warranty. I'd have to send it from Montana so I don't think so...



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I spoke with the only authorized Bosch vac repair place near NYC, and its way out on Long Island! They said it is probably the control board (the suction is fine) and would sell one for $35. My unit is about 7 years old and otherwise works well. I aim to attempt to install it myself.

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Some of these have the Hepa filter on the back, if so there will be a door to access it. If there is one, some had a reset button that you push, mainly for when you change the fifter, if it has one, push that reset, if it needs to be re-set, it will shut off after a seconds. Remove the Hepa filter and look see if there is a reset button., this will give you a link for a user manual. If you disconnect the hose, will it shut off or stay on. If it stays on then there is a clog either in the hose, wands, or the inlet down by the brush roll. If it goes off, and there is no reset by the Hepa filter, then there could be a problem with the motor or motor protector.
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The motor filter should be located behind the bag. I assume you can open the bag compartment to change the bag, so check behind the bag for a removable filter. They usually can be washed and re-installed once dry. That filter would have to be really plugged to affect the machine the way you describe, so I suspect that the hose or tools may be plugged. Check for any obstruction in the hose or wands and tools.

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    I think your next course of action is to make sure the vac is clean and properly assembled, take the hose off and run it and feel the suction at the opening. If the suction is good, let it run for a while and see if the thing shuts off. You don't say how long it runs before it shuts off, so let it run for at least that long and see if it shuts off. If it runs o.k., then attach the hose and listen to the motor. If it starts to race, your hose is compromised. Check the suction at the end of the hose, too. Let it run for a while again. If it continues to run o.k., attach the wands and feel the suction at the end of the wand. If that's o.k., attach the floor tool. Always listen to the motor. If at any time it starts to race, that indicates a blockage.

    It is possible that the Hi-limit switch is over reacting. This switch will shut the motor down if it overheats and sometimes they react too soon. It is usually located beside or behind the motor in the exhaust air stream. If everything checks out, then this switch may be the problem. It is also possible that the fans are blocked, but this will usually be indicated by poor suction. I hope this all helps but if you can't find the problem, then take the machine to someone with experience and let them have a look. In my shop we do not charge for diagnosing problems, only to repair. Any good tech can find problems very quickly and most reputable shops will not charge to find out where the trouble is. Good luck.


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