Miele S548 Bagged Canister Vacuum\015 I had trouble with this Miele vac starting, it would try to come on when the rewind would move; I took it apart found the electrical connections inside the rewind to be dirty and not making good contact because what seemed to be too much end play at the rewind axle, put a washer there, cleaned the copper rotary electrical connections and it seemed to do the job; So I put the unit back together and my wife informed that the carpet beater would not come on. So I take it apart and look to see if something was left unconnected, did not find anything that looked obvious. I checked to see if it was sending 110 volts to the connection where the vac hand held hose plugs into the cannister, no voltage; it had continunity from where the hand held hose connection plugs into the vac all the way back to the connections inside the motor compartment, it was good. Also I checked that the cover safety lockout was going into its socket to make a connection, was OK. Could I have got some wires switched inside where the rewind electrical connections are, is there a schematic to show me something on wiring detail or did something short out that feeds 110 volts to the power head unit. Do you have some advice where I may need to check next or what parts I need to check…..My wife is having a fit………………….Thanks……Ronnie…….\015
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The powerful 1200 Watt, Miele Vortex suction motor produces plenty of suction for cleaning all heights of carpets when used with its SEB 228 Powerbrush. As such it is a very effective 1440 watt (12 Amps.)
The Amp Rating on the motor has absolutely nothing to do with the performance of the vacuum. Most vacuum cleaners with 4 Amp motors clean better than most vacuum cleaners with 12 Amp motors.
1300 – 2200 mm / H2O. 13-22 kPa = 13.000-22.000 Pa.
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Is there anything else I can try? Model Callisto
Keep in mind this is repairable, and if the unit is less than 5 years old it should still be under warranty.
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.Check the terminals where the wand connects to the PN. If any are discolored or cracked, that may be the problem.
.Open the PN and check for loose or broken wires and connections. Repair or replace as necessary.
.The reset switch could be broken or worn out. You can check this with a continuity tester or multimeter.
.If none of these solve the problem the vacuum needs to be taken to your local Aerus Electrolux store for diagnosis and repair.
.While unplugged – remove the brush and belt. Try turning brush ends – see if they yurn easily… Try turning the motor shaft – see if it turns and if it does – if it turns smoothly and if makes any strange sounds…
.To really test the motor you can just bypass the circuit breaker switch.