How to Replace Your Miele Vacuum Cord Reel

Miele is a trusted name in home appliances, and for good reason. Their canister vacuums are known for their superior filtration system, convenient design and powerful suction. However, one common issue Miele owners have experienced over time is the cord reel. With repeated use, it can get worn down or otherwise fail to operate correctly. Fortunately, it’s easy to replace this important part with a new one. We created this online guide detailing the site of where you’re likely to find replacement parts should you need them. It’s important to note that Miele also recommends having your cord reel serviced by an authorized Miele repair center if it fails completely as they may be able to salvage it with some maintenance work. In any case, Miele vacuums are still some of the best on the market, and following these steps will help you keep your vacuum running smoothly for years to come. If you noticed that your Miele vacuum won’t turn on, you have come to the right place!

First, you should check to make sure that your Miele power switch is not the issue. We have a detailed guide on how to replace your Miele canister power switch. If that is not the issue, then watch the video below to see how to test and replace your cord reel. We have access to many of the cord reels that you may need for your model. It is also possible that you may have to replace your Miele vacuum motor. If you can’t find the part you need, contact us and we can order that part for you!

Miele Cord Reel Replacement Video Transcript

My name is Josh from VacuumsRus & Sewing Too in Arvada and Boulder, Colorado. We are going to be continuing our Miele repair today. We have already tested the power switch on this Miele, and we found that the switch was good, so we’re going to move on to some other troubleshooting ideas here. Something that’s very common with Miele vacuums Is that the cord reel goes bad. Your cord reel goes in, and it looks fine to you. However, it may not have continuity. That means the power may not be flowing through the cord reel and into the circuit board and into the motor.

We’re going to pop this open. Now we have access to the cord reel, and it should pop out without any significant issues here. Now we have exposed the two leads that come off the cord reel. Here is the negative connection and here is the positive. I’ll pull the lead tester and my continuity tester on my multimeter. That’s going to test for continuity. I always test to make sure I’m set properly. We have continuity on that side, I’m going to test the other side of the cord, and I have continuity on that as well, which means that my cord reel does have continuity. Miele started manufacturing their cord reels and simply put it is difficult to tell at this point where Miele is manufacturing anything. They’ve retained the made in Germany sign on their units, but we are aware that many part numbers have changed because many of their components are now being manufactured in China and then they just kind of get slapped into the machines in Germany. So strictly speaking, you know, made in Germany is relative. I believe around the time that we saw a lot of the part numbers changing to Chinese part numbers was also around the time that we saw the failure rate of things like core drills increased dramatically.