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I have a Windsor Sensor s12 and power shuts off after 5 min. of vacuuming. I'm wondering if it's overheating of if there is some other sensor that causes it to shut off.

After we let it cool off for a few minutes it will start again but only run for a few seconds.

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Your Sensor most likely has an internal heat sensor that is shutting off the motor. Some vacuums install an external heat sensor with a reset button that you must push to re-start the vacuum. If your model does not have an external reset button it is most likely a sensor inside the motor. If it is defective the motor must be replaced to solve the problem. But first make sure the overheating is not being caused by a blockage somewhere or the bag is too full. Air must pass completely through a vacuum starting at the floor where it picks up the dirt through all the canisters, filters, bags, etc. and then is exhausted from the vacuum. Any restrictions or blockage can cause the motor to over heat.
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The Sensors are great machines as are the Versamatics. I've found that if the Sensor is shutting off then cleaning or replacing the "hygiene filter", the tall filter inside the bag compartment, normally fixes the problem, letting the motor "breathe" easier. The bag full and clog sensors wear out over time. I own two and those lights are constantly on.

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I have a question for you... my sensor s12 - the motor cuts in and out as the machine is moved from verticle to horizontal positions as well in the vertical position when pushed as far forward as possible.

I have changed the cord/handle no effect.
changed filters/bag no effect

pinched or broken wire?

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Hi Chris! question, we have couple of windsor S12 vacuum, but most of them as a same issue with Bad full and Clog light on, even we change new bag and clean all the host, but sill that red light come on and after sometime, vacuum itself shuts down automatically. any troubleshooting for this case. we cleaned the brush, filter, change new bag and clear all the host, but still same issue with red light on. need help badly.
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Posted on Jan 19, 2015

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The Windsor Sensor vacs all have a removable handle.

The handle is inserted into a "socket" which has contacts to complete the electrical circuit.

The handle is held in place by a gray plastic lever.

If the lever is not pressed down completely, the handle is able to slide within the socket during regular use.

If the handle slides out far enough, the electrical connection within will be disconnected and the vac will have no power.

Simply lift the lever, pull up to remove the handle, and re-insert the handle fully, then press down firmly on the lever to lock the handle securely in place.

This is the first step to solve your problem and hopefully this is all that need to be done.

If this does not work, please repost here and I will help you all I can.

Note: I am a big fan of the Windsor Sensor vacs and find them to be easy to work on and a great vac all around!

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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Step 1. Remove the vacuum bag housing so that you are only working with the power nozzle or the bottom portion of your Sebo, this will make it much easier to work with. Turn the vacuum upside down, and remove only the 5 screws that I have circled in red:


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Step 2. After removing the screws on the bottom of the vacuum cleaner, separate the top housing from the lower agitator housing, sometimes it may take putting a flat head screw driver in between the white and grey colored housing and prying them apart.

Step 3. You now have full access to the belts on your machine. It's most likely the belt that wraps around the brush gear rather then the belt that's attached to the motor that's gone bad. I have never replaced the motor belt in 8 years of servicing Windsor vacuums.

If you have any further questions on how to replace the belt, please feel free to reply to this repair by leaving your question in the comment section, I'm always more then happy to answer any question you may have.

Thanks again,

Chris Jones
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