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Offline twosixohtwo

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Miele S200 series / 246i bag indicator
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:34:16 AM »
Greetings all,
I'm off again on another kitchen-table refurb. An update to my previous saga: I bid on a Miele Naturell thinking I'd get a return on the disaster of a DC26 I'd won last month. Turned out the Dyson seller refunded me and didn't want the machine back (was going to trash it, got it working, my SO is very, very pleased). Won the Miele as the only bidder and it'll make a lovely upstairs companion to my mother's DC07 in her 3-floor row house.

I'll tell you, it was a real pleasure tearing down this machine, since it smelled like dryer sheets instead of sewage and relied on screws instead of friction-fit tabs. I meticulously photographed the disassembly, but as I removed the bag indicator, it sprang open across my living room, obviously before I could photograph its orientation.

It's a strange circular thing, very different then the sliding piston in my old S2. I'm curious if anyone knows the order of assembly on this, or the orientation of the colored indicator--I feel like I saw a technical bulletin on manualslib on bag indicators a while back, but I'm stumped on which one it was.

In more exciting news, I managed to get an accompanying turbo head and wand from someone who'd bought a Delphi and upgraded to electric--never used, for $25USD!


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Re: Miele S200 series / 246i bag indicator
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 09:52:31 AM »
Never had one, but isn't it just a normal piston style indicator (from the google image search I see)

Their usually

Pop the end cap off
Remove the spring
Tip the piston indicator out
Sometimes the indicator seperates as the two coloured plastic pegs are seperate items

Then wash and re-assemble, if it's jammed it's possibly clogged up with dust, they need to move quite freely
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Re: Miele S200 series / 246i bag indicator
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 08:25:00 AM »
The spring! I knew I was forgetting something. I was rearranging my furniture in the den and found a very large spring that appears to be of teutonic origin, under some boxes that I've finally gotten around to unpacking.

It's difficult to describe, but this series uses a very peculiar type of indicator. It consists of a rubber diaphragm with a helical receiver into which a disc-type display sits in and rotates about as pressure changes. Essentially it would simply turn red as soon as the vacuum turned on. It's in my mother's possession now, and she doesn't mind, having never had a cleaner with an indicator, and it working far better for her purposes than the dyson..

The one service manual I could find mentioning it really only said only not to mess with it essentially, and I'd feared I'd ruined it by throwing it into the dishwasher with the rest of the parts. Next time I'm visiting the family I'll replace the spring--and bring photos, of course.

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Re: Miele S200 series / 246i bag indicator
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 08:47:43 AM »
It's not a proper job if you don't have something left over, don't worry!

As you say, the piston indicator is nothing more than just a good guess, it could go red on half a bag if it fills with finer dust, or stay on green but be jammed full of coarse dirt.

Physically check the bag every week or so for a more accurate view!
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