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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2018, 11:48:44 PM »
Furniture Guard now, starting with fitting the parking bracket

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This can be fitted to the machine and screwed on. The front trim piece goes on next

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Lovely, ready to bash into furniture for another 10 years!

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Motor sound deadening now

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Motor and bag compartment seals

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The motor can be dropped in now

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Wierd pipe fitted

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Cord reel fitted

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Moving up a layer now, the pause button is fitted to the body

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2018, 11:56:32 PM »
Filter life reset button fitted

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Now for the power indicator panel. This machine polished up a treat, and looks brand new now!

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And fits back into the housing

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Cord rewind pedal now, the moving parts are clipped in

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Spring fitted

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And both pedals clipped down

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Underneath the control panel, the LED light tubes are clipped together

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And fitted

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2018, 12:02:28 AM »
Electronics fitted now

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Bag holder fitted

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The pre motor filter washed up like new so in it goes

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The pretty much new bag goes on

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Looking good now, time to move up a layer!

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First, some wires need to be fitted to a plug

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Then the loom can be fed along the bag door

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2018, 12:06:04 AM »
Bag fill indicator can go together now

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Underneath, the hose socket

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Can be fitted to the hose inlet assembly

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The hose inlet assembly can be reassembled

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2018, 12:12:29 AM »
This bit is quite fiddly, the hose hole cover is laid on the surface, and immediately rolls up a bit and slips down...

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Then with your 3 hands, hold it still, stop the hose socket from falling out and fit the hose inlet assembly into place and screw it down!

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The carbon filter got a good vacuum off and was fitted

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Small tools now. Lint strips back on the upholstry tool

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All fitted!

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The tool door can go back on now. The whole finish is sprayed on, it's paint, so polished up really well, just like doing a car. Sadly there was a fair bit of actual damage here and there

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And that's the main vacuum done!

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Spent many hours getting all the paint off the cable

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000Hose S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2018, 12:18:54 AM »
Hose now! The plug pushes onto the hose itself, I gave the contacts a slight tweak to make better contact with the slip rings

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Fitted

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The outer trim can be clipped and screwed on now

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Up to the other end of the hose now, and the polished up control panel has its buttons fitted and is clipped to its PCB

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Then all the electronic internals are fitted

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The internal suction channel is laid in, which highlights how utterly vital having all the wires tucked away properly is. Still not 100% sure it's right, the hose is a bit stiff to rotate.

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Cover is screwed on, again 18 hands are needed to stop the internals moving about as you position the cover...

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Floorhead now! The locking bracket is screwed onto the neck

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Then the wires are fed in

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2018, 12:23:22 AM »
The brushroll motor is fitted and the wires run and covered up

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Tool adapter fitted and a tiny drop of grease placed on the pivot points

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PCB placed

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The internal cover is fitted

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Moving underneath

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We can fit the belt and brushroll

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Baseplate wheels fitted

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Rubber strip fitted

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And finally the baseplate itself is screwed on

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2018, 12:27:57 AM »
Finally the main cover can go on!

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The latch is fitted to the wand

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And she is done!

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Some car trim gel perked up the plastics

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And a few coats of wax perked up the paintwork



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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2018, 12:32:45 AM »
And here it is next to another little project I have to do, it's replacement!







We have an after video

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzcc1Lf0E3U" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzcc1Lf0E3U</a>

And then, I sold it! The new owner seems very pleased with it...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNRU_blufac" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNRU_blufac</a>

And there we go, the tale of when I owned a Miele Revolution 500!
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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2018, 10:11:11 PM »
Hi Beko

great write up, I also have the Revolution S500 vacuum and thought I'd post as it has developed a wee problem. The end of the extension pipe unexpectedly broke away where it connects into the power head, while the unit was on with the head running. Lots of arcing and sparks being spat at the carpets followed  while I scrambled to power it off. The remote control panel went blank and the head stopped running but the unit did continue to run at full power until I powered it off.

Thought it may be worth posting this as a heads-up to check for fractures for other users just in case. The extension tube is an expensive replacement part and unfortunately causes damage to the electronics in this type of failure.

That said I've had this one from new for around 17 years and its given flawless service in that time, until this failure. I've since stripped the hose down following your guide, found a track completely burned off the circuit board on the hose connector in the handle end which I have repaired with a wire. The unit still works at full power and now also the power head also runs, but sadly no remote control so no variable power or ability to turn the head on/off, its permanently on. Buzzed the cabling right through from the handle to the motor control board inside the unit and that's ok, so has to be one of the electronic boards. Managed to pick up a new extension tube off ebay at a good price, so at least its useable again, and got a Dyson V10 to use for the lighter tasks and will retain this for bigger jobs and hopefully get it fully working again one day.

I note that the motor control board (EDW550) in your photo is slightly different to mine, perhaps that was the Miele repair, tho could just be a different revision. Is there any chance you would have higher resolution pics of the remote control board still available? I'm suspecting that this is where the problem may be, so hopefully fixable or I may get lucky and pick up a 125-3 hose cheap enough to salvage the remote panel.

BTW - were you also on the Citroen XM list on Y! ?

many thanks
Dave

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2018, 10:20:32 PM »
Hi Dave

Sounds like you've had some fun there! Glad you've bodged it working again, one day youll find a blown motor cleaner for £sod all to use for spares!

I've not had an XM for years now, so probably am not on that list. I have a Laguna 2 now, so I'm probably on a list somewhere, just not a good one!
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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2018, 10:45:20 PM »
Here's the board, track to the blue wire all but gone, just the ends of it remain


yeah, wasn't fun thinking it was going to set the stair carpet alight just days before a rental inspection lol. For sure I'll keep a lookout for one or the hose. The german site does list the hose at around Eur100 but that's a lot to spend on a punt, tho I may ask them if they have any damaged ones, might be worth a shot as almost everything on this is surface mount and my eyes ain't up to that these days.

Same re the XM, think we'd exchanged messages there in the past. I had 3 of them but gave the v6 and all my spares away after the clutch broke in <2 years of being replaced. It went to a list member in Scotland and looks to be SORN now. Been running a v6 alfa since then :-)

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2018, 11:53:31 PM »
Small world then! I probably did message you when I had it! Do miss that car, if it did more than 28mpg I'd have it now! Slumming it in a Laguna 2, although 58mpg is quite handy

I don't recognise the username though? Presume we would have spoken through Club-XM? Or the FCF?
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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2018, 09:47:39 PM »
haha know what you mean, tho my 3L XM did a lot better than the Alfa 2.5, tho the combo of 24v and auto doesn't help the Alfa much.

Back on topic tho, probing around with a multimeter and ESR meter, looks like the SMD's survived from what I can tell, tho in circuit testing isn't ideal, no plans to remove to test as I'm more likely to destroy them. Did find the PCB relay on the main EDW550 board contacts fused on, no longer switches so ordered up a replacement.  Funny exact same fault on a Miele washing machine a couple years back along with a PCB fuse when the stabiliser struts had gone weak. Very much doubt it'll be the only fault on the S556 but for £3 is worth a shot.

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2018, 03:40:21 PM »
ok, relay replaced, but unfortunately no change to the remote function. Kinda expected that as the relay switches the power for the motor-head, which is now not running since the new relay doesn't have the contacts welded together. So, more investigation needed at some stage, will keep an eye out for a cheap s556 perhaps so I can make some comparative readings. Isn't urgent given it'll run at max power in the meantime :-)

 

 

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