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Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: March 11, 2018, 12:58:32 AM »
A fair old while ago now, I won this on ebay for 15 not far away



A Miele Revolution 5000!

It was quite battered underneath

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Had all it's 3 small tools



The exterior shell was a bit dirty, and the writing worn quite badly



All the controls for this vac are on the handle, all you get is the main on/off button and cord reel pedal

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The control centre

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Hose was quite worn too

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Electro Plus head even more so!

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 01:05:31 AM »
I pulled this out without even removing the base plate

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When I collected it, the guy said he had fitted a new bag for me. My heart sank a little bit, but amazingly it was a genuine bag! Which is probably why the inside was so clean

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The carbon post motor filter seemed in good order, however it also had the Active Air Clean filter fitted over that that comes in the box of bags... it was quite black, but a fair bit of that could be the carbon from the post filter itself



Some evidence of past repair

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However, it was not without it's flaws, mainly the usual Miele Revolution one...

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A stuttery hose connection. Still, it was useable with care, Charlie was certainly intrigued

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So, eventually, it's time rolled around!

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I started with the wand

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However, I could not get it apart, and didn't want to force it and break it, so I dismantled the latch instead

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 01:09:59 AM »
I took this inner spreader piece out, which was a mistake as it was a complete sod to get back in...

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Wand abandoned, tome for the Electro Plus (it was hammering down with rain when I got this in from the shed so it was a bit damp)

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Baseplate off

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Rubber squeegee out

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Front wheels out

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Brushroll out and endcaps off

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Top shell removed

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Belt ID

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 01:16:01 AM »
The business part is underneath another inner cover

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A big square of lead helps weigh the head down so it always flips around to the correct orientation

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Little hairy PCB

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Removed

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The wires to the brushroll motor run underneath this little guard part

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Motor lifts out with the wires free

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Is a DOMEL motor. Never heard of them before tbh

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A date stamp! 2004

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The power wires start in the neck of the head

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 01:22:00 AM »
And can be found by undoing the screws

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The 2 wires are easily removed

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The locking latch is removed

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And the head is apart! Onto the troublesome hose now...

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The tools end splits apart with the removal of many screws. The rear piece has 2 screws of its own, and the main housing wont come apart without this bit removed

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The Anti-Static rod pops out

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Then the inner suction tube lifts out to reveal the power connections

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The hose itself has a spacer ring to meet up with the inner suction tube

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These are the contact rings for this end of the hose, that get caked in crap and become intermittant

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 01:28:32 AM »
The inside of the inner suction tube reveals a less than salubrious life...

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The wiring and PCB lift out

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This is the control panel. 3 buttons and lots of LED's

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The 3 buttons and the tiny springs underneath drop off (literally, be careful! They are also angled with the cover piece too, throws you for a second)

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The cover piece is printed on the back, not the top, which makes polishing it up a heck of a lot easier!

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The button holder pops off the PCB

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These are the contacts that run along the rings on the hose

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That end done, it's time for the machine end, and this was the end with the problem (I've had a few fixed now, and it's always this end, it's the strain on the hose that bends the contacts, so pay attention if your reading this for a fix to the cutting out problem, this might save your bacon!)

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These two screws come off first, but don't try and remove anything yet, just the screws...

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 01:33:57 AM »
Round the back, are these two screws. Remove these

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Then pop the cover off the hose and slide it up and out of the way

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Then, the plug part pulls out and away, revealing the hopefully utterly bogging slip rings

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We'll clean this up later! Onto the main machine now

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The tool cover is gently removed to avoid snapping the hinge pivots

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One last shot of the decals, as these are going! No point in saving them

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Tool door spring is removed

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Tools removed

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 01:38:34 AM »
And split down

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The dusting brush was particularly full of fluff

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That was easily fixed though

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Empty

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Post filter removed

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The main reason I dont think this filter needs replacing is the housing underneath is very clean! You can also see the pivot points that need popping out to lift the bag door off the main machine

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Free both sides and the bag door lifts free, the connector unplugs itself

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The plastic part that holds the hose entry port down unscrews

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Hose entry port lifts free now

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 01:44:52 AM »
Now this caused issues later on, because this is how the bag latch spring was sat, which isn't correct...

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Off came the latch anyway though

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Hose port cover falls out now

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Hose port itself pops out of the holding frame

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This spring clip braces the plug for the hose to stop it being pushed back when the hose is plugged in

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The plug itself lifts off of this bit

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Bag fill indicator out

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Tool door latch lifts off

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The spring lifts off

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2018, 01:48:54 AM »
Piston cover lifts off

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Piston and spring pop out

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Tool door latch itself pops off

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Now, the cover for the wiring that runs through the bag door can be lifted

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It all runs to this hinge, which is also a plug

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To remove the wires, there is a plastic peg that holds the terminals into the housing

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Once removed

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The wires pull gently out

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I did give them a damn good check over because I initially thought there was a broken wire, but they were utterly fine.

The hardly used bag the seller fitted can be removed now!

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2018, 01:54:18 AM »
Pre motor filter was a bit grubby, but seen worse etc

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The bag holder pulls out

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We move to the back of the machine now, and one solitary screw holds the rear panel on

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The double connector plug does the rest, and the panel pulls up and off

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Under the panel we find the switch and circuit board that controls everything (on the non electric models, the adjustment potentiometer for the manual knob sits on this. remove the 2 screws to lift everything out as one unit

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This is a different PCB to the usual models with adjustment knob though

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The LED diffuser sits above/below (depending on your view) the PCB

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The two pedals snap onto the middle part with these clips

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2018, 01:59:40 AM »
Each pedal has a spring underneath it

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This model has the automatic cord rewind, which is operated by this rod here

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The visible knob on the pedal pushes this toothed part, which moves the other end backwards and forwards and pretty much just keeps the cord reel button pushed so it always reels the cord in

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The outer trim piece pops off the rear panel (again, printed underneath which is mucho handy!)

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This is the reset button for the lifetime filter, it lifts out

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Time to move down a level now, and remove the motor housing cover

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Much wear from the cable is visible here sadly

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2018, 02:04:52 AM »
This is the 'standby' switch, which sits in the parking bracket and turns the machine off when the floor head is docked (the heavier than usual Electro Plus doesnt play nicely with it though and jams it up...)

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Cord reel now

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Which is held in by one screw here

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And then just lifts out

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I always check the cable where it enters the reel on Miele's, have seen lots and lots where this is broken, torn up and have had one in for repair that was blowing the owners fusebox where the live and neutral were making sweet love...

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This one is fine however

But just to double check, 2 small screws release the reel sides, allowing for repair or replacement of the cable if needed, and a good de-fluffing

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This tube provides some sort of pressure equilization somewhere (I have no idea...)

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But, next out is the motor! I know what that does...

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Rubbers off

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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2018, 02:09:29 AM »
The motor fan is very very clean on this, so I didn't bother removing it to clean, which is a usual Miele trick, especially when pattern bags are used!

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The motor and bag compartment seals can be removed now

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As can the motor sound deadening

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The furniture guard comes off now, but the side parking slot screw needs to be removed to achieve this

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Once the bumper is off the parking slot housing pops out

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The 3 wheels pop out of their holders

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Then the holders unscrew from the main chassis, and the 2 halves can be popped apart

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APART!

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The hose can't be washed annoyingly, what with the wires and electricity running through it

And that's it for tonight, we shall carry this on with the back together-ness very soon, for I am off to bed! NIght
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Re: Miele Revolution 5000 S556 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2018, 11:35:43 PM »
Lets pick this back up then! First order whilst the parts are drying is the hose, we need to clean the contact rings

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A tin of lighter fluid and many cotton buds later, we have it looking alot cleaner!

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I have used WD40 for this job too on another Revolution, so there's that option too if you want it

Hose done, time for an exploded shot or 2

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All the shiny stuff was machine polished as well, and we start by refitting the wheels

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Pop the metal brackets into the wheel holders

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Screw that to the machine

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Fit the wheels and voila!

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We now have a manouverabe base!

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