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Sebo X4 Automatic - found 6 loose ball bearings?
« on: March 20, 2021, 08:41:17 PM »
Fantastic machine, great piece of engineering. Mine is old and I have, over the years, replaced: cable, brushes, hoses & fan belts. The auto height stopped working and thanks to this forum I quickly found that the magnet had come loose - easily fixed with a touch of super glue...however, in taking the machine apart I found 6 loose ball bearings rattling around within the body?

I have looked everywhere but cannot find where these ball bearings have come from - any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
The machine, as always, continues to work perfectly which just adds to my exasperation as to where these came from!?


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Re: Sebo X4 Automatic - found 6 loose ball bearings?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2021, 12:43:22 PM »
Were they in the motor case or not?

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Re: Sebo X4 Automatic - found 6 loose ball bearings?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2021, 04:12:41 PM »
Thank you for the question - all the ball bearings were found rattling around in the bottom of the sebo body, not the motor casing.
However since posting my enquiry the sebo started smoking, and upon dismantling, the motor was the root cause.
Purchased a new motor from Approved sebo dealer, fitted it this morning and vacuum back to working order.
Took the opportunity to examine the old motor and the one of the bearings had completed shredded itself to pieces.
Thank you again for coming back to me, however problem now resolved.

 

 

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