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Sebo x1.1 - burning smell

My 9yr old sebo has died. Was working fine, but then went off quite suddenly. A strong burning smell (like hot oil / metal). Replaced the fuse in the plug (this fused at the same time) and it died almost immediately when switching on.

Took off the motor cover - strong burning smell near the motor. Does this mean it is finally dead? Is it worth replacing the motor or buying a new one?
thanks for the advice.

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  • HooverDemon Jun 10, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion. Not sure that it is a belt problem (unless the belt is slipping and the motor is overspeeding and therefore overheating?). But will check. (I replaced the brush belt a few weeks back and it's been working fine and shows no problems).

  • carogw Oct 18, 2008

    Spooky... our 9 year old Sebo X1 has also just died, in exactly the same way! I've taken it all apart and the brushes and motor look fine. Replaced fuse and again got smoke and burning smell while motor turned over slowly. Is this a brushes issue, or should I replace the whole motor?



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Try replacing the belt. My vacuum cleaner had the same problem and once the belt was changed the burning smell was gone.

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