Thebunhouse wrote:Joanna, disconnect the hose from the body of the cleaner and see if the machine has lost suction, if it hasn't then you have a blockage in the hose which you will be able to clear yourself. If it is the machine then a professional repair is called for, with luck it will be the cheaper option of D.I.Y.
John C wrote:Joanna E Clark wrote:No pseudonym. The name I was given at birth a very long time ago.
Apologies to Joanna for casting unwarranted aspersions - it's a very fine name, and I'm glad that at least two people in SE1 share it.
Joanna, as you will soon discover if you stay with this forum (and I hope you will) we are occasionally plagued by spam messages and 'auto-inspired' recommendations of local retailers and services, when it turns out the 'no connection' recommendation actually comes from the service provider using a pseudonym. And you'll also find that most of us DO use pseudonyms (I don't know how the custom developed, but if they aren't pseudonyms there are some very strange names around in SE1!).
(Thanks, Thebunhouse, but I didn't need the reminder - busy morning and I've only just got round to catching up with SE1 messages!)
JonR wrote:sadly appliances these days are designed to only work for as long as the warrenty lasts, so you might find that Miele say that is it uneconomical to fix the problem, and cheaper for you to buy a new machine - however, having said that, I don't know Miele that well, and they might be a very high end product that is designed to last 25 years, with lifetime gaurentee, etc, in which case they'll just replace the machine.
I know that if you buy some no name brand cleaner from Robert Dyas (or similar low price outlet store) and it breaks down after more than about 2 years, it's usually a case of buying a new one.
years ago, you could buy a vacuum cleaner, and you could take it apart yourself, and replace the belt with your wife's tights, and mend almost all of it yourself using items commonly found in most kitchen cupboards. Not these days though.
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