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An old 1300w vacuum which is in need of repair as sparking.

Repair the 19 year old machine
4 (100%)
Buy new 890w vacuum with 5 years warranty
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Author Topic: X4 extra. 1300w is it worth repairing or better to buy a new 890w  (Read 1012 times)

Offline kjmpde

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we have replaced the belts but when the motor is powered up it appears to judder and the drive shaft grinds into the plastic where it lies.  would a new motor stop this or is it more complicated and just basically worn out?
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Re: X4 extra. 1300w is it worth repairing or better to buy a new 890w
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 12:36:20 AM »
I know new vacuum cleaners are not as powerful as the old 1300w models but newer models have 5 years warranty. Which is better?
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Re: X4 extra. 1300w is it worth repairing or better to buy a new 890w
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 11:10:51 PM »
Your old Sebo was designed to be repaired. Almost all components can be replaced. Yes the new models have 5 years warranty, but if you fix yours youíll probably get another 5 years out of it anyway.
This is all cost dependent of course. Whatís wrong with it? Some Sebo repairs can be done for just a few pounds, however if it is going to end up costing towards 3 figures to get it repaired then maybe it would be better to get a new one.
If you end up going down that route donít forget to buy it from The Sebo Shop.. you can even get a totally remanufactured 1300w model if you donít fancy the new 890w version.  :thumbsup:

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Re: X4 extra. 1300w is it worth repairing or better to buy a new 890w
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 11:19:04 PM »
Thanks. We have replaced the belts but the motor appears to judder and has made a small groove in the plastic. If we could be sure a new motor would solve the problem then fine but is there any else that could cause the judder? Such as a new board? Thanks again
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Re: X4 extra. 1300w is it worth repairing or better to buy a new 890w
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2021, 11:24:08 PM »
Are you able to post a photo of the motor if possible? It could be to do with the rubber motor mounts, or the top/bottom casings, itís hard to define without seeing really

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Re: X4 extra. 1300w is it worth repairing or better to buy a new 890w
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2021, 11:07:48 AM »
i hope you can see these pictures - let me know if you need more.  i know we need new brushes but the bearings might need changing too so easier to buy a new motor ?  My concern is that the new motor would not resolve this but wires and board appear ok.  Could it be anything else - as previously stated we had changed the belts in the hope that this would resolve the issue. the spindle runs freely by hand most of the time but sticks (hence the bearings?) i have also enclosed a picture of the groove created by the jumping . thanks in advance
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Re: X4 extra. 1300w is it worth repairing or better to buy a new 890w
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2021, 03:16:28 PM »
Hmm something is obviously not right there,
The groove in the plastic is making me think the plastic or the motor mount is somewhat distorted and not holding the motor securely anymore, and has obviously damaged the housing.
Itís hard to know whether a new motor will totally resolve your issues or whether it could potentially be money down the drain as there could well be underlying issues with the motor housing, (its had 19 years of intense heating up and cooling down),
Given the uncertainty, I think if it were my machine I would look at getting a reconditioned complete floor head unit (with motor and boards etc inside, ready for you to just attach your upper body, handle etc on to) OR a new cleaner with warranty, if you want the most straightforward and reliable option, but it is going to be £250-£300

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Re: X4 extra. 1300w is it worth repairing or better to buy a new 890w
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2021, 05:03:40 PM »
many thanks - do you know how much a complete floor head with motor would be?
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Re: X4 extra. 1300w is it worth repairing or better to buy a new 890w
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2021, 07:22:36 PM »
Iím wondering if one of our administrators can answer that one, I will give them a prod!

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Re: X4 extra. 1300w is it worth repairing or better to buy a new 890w
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2021, 10:59:19 AM »
There's too much to speculate on there without inspecting the head. It may need a brushroll, flicker strip or other bits while its apart as well as anything else.

Here's what we usually suggest: send the head and the handle/flex using the service we have >here<. It costs under a tenner to send it in, and if its not an economical repair for whatever reason, you can then get a new one fully informed and its only cost a tenner.

However, as noted above, they are usually worth fixing. I still have a 1300w X4 at home and I have no plans to change it. Its usually cheaper to fix one than replace it.

But if you do decide to change it, we carry new X7s, reconditioned X4s and for the dedicated X4 enthusiast, we still do bespoke build brand new X4s.


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Re: X4 extra. 1300w is it worth repairing or better to buy a new 890w
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2021, 11:15:56 AM »
Thanks but we are in self isolation just now (not Covid but pre operation). Not able to post any parcels till after operation

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