How to Fix Miele Vacuum Not Powering On

Miele vacuums come with a variety of features, and it’s no surprise they have become some of the most popular brands of vacuums. Miele canisters are particularly well-known for their power, versatility and convenience—especially when it comes to their canister vacuums. However, the Miele canister vacuum has a tendency to fail over time, leaving users frustrated as they attempt to clean their homes.

The most common symptom is that your Miele vacuum will not turn on. Luckily, it’s possible to fix this common Miele problem yourself if you know what to do. In this article, we’ll provide step-by-step guidance on how you can repair your Miele canister so that you can get back to cleaning your home quickly and easily. There are three main causes for your Miele to not power on:

  1. The power switch has failed
  2. The cord reel is damaged
  3. Your motor has gone bad

We’ll cover all the necessary tools, materials and instructions—and best of all, you won’t even need any special skills or experience! With our guide in hand, you’ll be able to make sure that your Miele vacuum functions as effectively as ever while preventing further damage down the line.

Replacing a Miele Power Switch and Opening Your Miele

The first thing you are going to need to do is watch this video that goes over how to open your Miele canister and how to replace the Miele power switch, which you should do first anyway because it is a simpler and much cheaper repair compared to both the cord reel and the motor.

You can find the power switch for most Miele canister vacuums here:

The video below will show you how to open up your Miele canister and how to troubleshoot your power switch. As stated before, you should absolutely try this first as it is the most common – and cheapest – repair to fix your Miele.

Once you’ve got your Miele canister open and you’ve tested the power switch to make sure that the power switch isn’t the issue, you can now move on to testing your cord reel. If the cord reel does not have continuity, then you need to start to replace your Miele cord reel.

Testing and Replacing Your Miele Canister Cord Reel

The cord reel is responsible for retracting the cord when it’s not in use and releasing it when you need to use it. To test the cord reel, you will need a multimeter. Set the multimeter to measure continuity, and then remove the cord from the reel. Test the two prongs that connect to the cord to see if there is continuity. If there is no continuity, this means that the cord reel is faulty, and you will need to watch the video below and replace it.

While this part is pricey, it may be cheaper than a new vacuum. You can find the cord reel for the Miele C3 canister here:

The video below will walk you through how to quickly test your cord reel and determine if this is the issue.

If this still is not your issue, you are going to have to replace your Miele motor. This is a very time consuming and expensive repair that should be done by your nearest certified Miele repair center, like us! If you’re feeling brave and understand that electrical components can be a danger, you can watch the video below to ensure that you know the basics.

Miele Canister Vacuum Motor Replacement

Replacing the motor can be expensive and time consuming. Make sure that everything else has been tested good prior to replacing your Miele motor. It is also important to consider bringing your machine into a certified repair center for this repair.

Still Having Issues?

If you’ve gone through the troubleshooting steps for your Miele canister vacuum cleaner and the issue still persists, it may be time to bring your machine in for repair. While it can be tempting to try to fix the issue yourself, it’s important to remember that vacuum cleaners can be complex machines, and attempting to make repairs without the proper training and tools can be dangerous.

In this situation, it’s best to take your Miele canister vacuum cleaner to an authorized repair and warranty center. These centers are staffed by trained technicians who have the knowledge and experience to diagnose and repair issues with your vacuum cleaner.

If you’re located in Colorado, VacuumsRus has authorized repair and warranty centers in Arvada, Boulder, and Fort Collins. These locations have the necessary tools and equipment to diagnose and repair issues with your Miele canister vacuum cleaner quickly and effectively.

When you bring your machine to an authorized repair and warranty center, the technician will first diagnose the issue with your machine. They will then provide you with an estimate of the cost of repair and let you know how long the repair will take. If your vacuum cleaner is still under warranty, the technician will be able to advise you on how to proceed with a warranty claim.