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Offline Bobby

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Sebo Felix Pet cutting out
« on: August 27, 2020, 10:17:11 PM »
I have a Sebo Felix Pet which is over 10 years old and the motor in the base unit has started cutting out. As soon as I lower the handle to vacuum carpet, the green light goes off, the red light comes on and the brush stops turning. Iíve checked for blockages and there are none.
Any help would be appreciated.


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Re: Sebo Felix Pet cutting out
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020, 11:44:36 PM »
Is the brush bar turning freely by hand? I would suggest removing the brushroll entirely and checking for any build up of debris or damage to the bearings. It sounds like the brush bar is stalling which is causing the motor to cut out. Usually happens when it is forced to slow down, say, a jam caused by a sock or rug end, or if there is too much dirt & hair built up in the end bearings, this will also prevent it from turning freely

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Re: Sebo Felix Pet cutting out
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 08:27:00 AM »
Thanks for your help. The brush bar turns freely and there is nothing visible causing a jam. How can I check if the bearings are worn?

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Re: Sebo Felix Pet cutting out
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2020, 03:19:41 PM »
There's a small wiring loom that can break that feeds the head. It could be that.

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Re: Sebo Felix Pet cutting out
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 06:23:33 PM »
Thanks. Which wiring loom is that? Is it the wires that run down inside the swivel head or the short wires that makes the connection when the neck is lowered?

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Re: Sebo Felix Pet cutting out
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 10:35:15 AM »
Is your brush bar old? Sometimes when there is not enough friction on the brush bar the red light will come on which would suggest the bristles are too short on the brush.

Other than that it could be a PCB or motor problem and as there is power going to the head it is unlikely to be the loom.

We really can't be sure without inspecting the full machine ourselves.

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Re: Sebo Felix Pet cutting out
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2020, 11:48:29 AM »
I have recently replaced the brush bar and also the PCB. The brush starts to turn so the motor is working then it cuts out and the red light comes on. Any thoughts?

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Re: Sebo Felix Pet cutting out
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2020, 11:57:08 AM »
Other than send it in to us not really.

If you would like to do this information can be found here: https://seboshop.co.uk/sebo-vacuum-cleaner-repair-national

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Re: Sebo Felix Pet cutting out
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2020, 10:22:24 AM »
It wasnít the wiring loom. The brush bar turns and then cuts out. Iím going to check the bearings.

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Re: Sebo Felix Pet cutting out
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2020, 01:40:53 PM »
Possibly brush roll motor as you suggest then. Especially if you have changed the PCB already. If you've discounted the looms that feed it, there's only the motor left really.

They're not cheap new, but depending which one is fitted, we might have a good used one at happier money. They very seldom fail.

 

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