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How to fix sensor s12. red light for bag stays on even when vacuum bag is not full and the vacuum is clear

Changed vacuum bag cleaned out sensor brush, filter, hose and tube

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You most likely will need to change the Yoke assembly. There is a sensor built in that gets clogged with fine debris over time. This will take care of the problem.

Posted on Feb 26, 2015

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    4052682634 Mar 18, 2015

    NOT Helpful. The Parts List does not include the Nomenclature YOKE ASSEMBLY, you need to call it the part name THEY call it...

  • 4052682634
    4052682634 Mar 18, 2015

    Are you talking about, SWIVEL HEAD ASSEMBLY? Is the Sensor, the #107 Exploded view, BYPASS VALVE?

  • Mario aplrprtech
    Mario aplrprtech Nov 03, 2016

    I believe it is the bypass valve, however when I disconnected the switch the light still came on. Still going to order the bypass valve/switch and try anyway.

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SOURCE: i have windsor s12 vaccum this one have brush up light on

The windsor Sensor brush indicator light will come on when:

  • Something stuck in the brushroller
  • Brushroller is worn and needs replacement
  • height is wrong (indicates a problem with height adjustment)
  • a bad circut board/sensor
more than likely your brushroller just needs to be replaced, very common.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Vaccum doesn't have power.

I had one of these come in for service, a new mainboard was the solution. They're getting power if the lights come on. The board just isn't letting it go.

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Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 'Bag Full' light indicates at 1/3 bag

The sensor is a small hole into the vacuum chamber. It moves the alert system as vacuum inside the unit builds up.

The filtration, built into the bag, is getting filled up and creating a higher vacuum inside the unit, giving a false reading. The only ways to eliminate this are to give the bag a shake to clear some of the dirt out of the filter, try to pick up coarser dirt first or buy generic bags-without the filtration.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: No Power to Windsor Sensor XP12

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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SOURCE: how do you change the belt on a winsor sensor s12?

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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Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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Useful Tips for Sebo's X1 Bagged upright vacuum.


Own a Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged upright or perhaps a Windsor-Sensor model? Here are a few tips to get more out of your machine. 
When it comes to filter replacement, the standard cone/tube shaped filter can actually be cleaned by the Sebo if only just for a short moment just to get rid of any attached dirt the filter has accumulated. By removing the filter tube, the auto stop clip comes down, but by lifting your finger with this clip upwards and your other hand holding the bin door, the door can actually be locked back into position as it would normally. Then using the standard upholstery t shaped tool, clean the tube leaving it free of any dust and dirt contained in the tube. Once the tube has been cleaned you can take out the bin door and install the filter back in. Sadly the foam motor filter on the top hood cannot be cleaned or washed and has to be replaced.
If the filter tube however is completely stained and you dont have a free spare one to fit, the filter can actually be removed by removing the tie clips on the top and bottom of the holder. Wash the filter and dry in a tumble dryer - EBay in the UK sometimes sell filter squares which can be tied and locked to the cylindrical tube. Once the filter is dry you can then tie it up to the grid again and if the ties get lost, small computer wire ties are a suitable replacement. 
Another feature of the Sebo X which has only just come to light recently with Sebo's user videos is use of the dry cleaning powder. Although Sebo don't actually tell you, by manually rubbing the powder into your carpet with just your fingers rather than raking it in on the top surface you'll get more out the first application of rubbing the powder in and letting it get a better chance of removing actual heavy stains. If you don't want to rub that powder in manually, remove the top hose by unlocking it where it meets the bag dirt channel on the left hand side of the machine at the top. (right hand obviously if you are facing the Sebo) then the Sebo X can be used as a rolling  brush to rub the powder in. After the 30 minutes minimum waiting time, lock the hose back into the X and vacuum up as normal.
This facility of removing the hose/thus cutting the suction is also very useful to rub in bicarbonate of soda into your carpets if you own pets. Bicarbonate of soda is an ideal natural odourizer which will maintain clean areas. Sebo's DuoP dry powder is ideal to do this as well for general stain protection if you like to keep your carpets clean.
The paper bags can also last a lot longer if the dirt your Sebo has collected remains half way at the top rather than naturally falling to the bottom of the bag.My X1 does this with new carpet fluff. Take the crevice tool and push the tool into the top opening of the bag to push the dirt GENTLY down - this will give you extra longevity on the bag used as well as not having to replace it so often. 
There are ways to make your Sebo X1 cost effective!

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Where is vacuum chamber on a Windsor sensor xp12


it comes up from the back,it is probably plugged or the sensor is dirty

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I have windsor s12 red light for bag is full is on and it's not clogged. what next


Check the line going from the bottom of the vacuum to the bag, it may be clogged. A coat hanger can help you clear any jams, but be careful not to puncture the duct.

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Why is my hoover windtunnel vacuum cleaner shutting off?


Hi there! Sounds like the thermal protector is being activated. This is usually caused by a clog or a filter that needs to be cleaned or replaced. Follow the steps below to prevent the unit from shutting off.

1. Remove the hose completely.
2. Use a broom stick to gently loosen and clear hose of clogs.
3. Remove the bottom plate and brush-roll.
4. Use a wooden spoon or something similar to break up and remove any clogs from lower hose.
5. Check the primary filter behind the side grille. If it is dirty you may rinse it under running water and allow 24 hours to air dry outside the vacuum.
6. Remove the bag door. Clean the primary filter located on the vacuum under the bag. Rinse with water and allow 24 hours to air dry outside the vacuum. The primary and secondary filters should be replaced at least once a year.
7. Check that the bag is not full. If it is, replace the bag.

The vacuum will turn back on when it cools off. This can take up to an hour. Hope this was helpful!

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Riccar 8995 no suction


If it's been over a year since you've replaced the belt that is the first place to start. Stretch belts lose elasticity and will still turn the brush roll but when the brush roll is lowered to the carpet it may not turn fast enough to pick up properly. If you have good suction at the end of the hose check to make sure there is not an obstruction in the tube where the hose goes into the bottom of the vacuum to the brush roll. Make sure your filters are replaced at least once per year and the bag is not full or has a lot of fine powder dust in it which can clog the bag.

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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.


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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Loss of suction o=with hose tool


Hose or tool is probably clogged. Is this an upright? Bagged or bagless? Have you changed the bag and filters? Cleaned out the brush and hose that goes from the brush area to the collection bag/cup? The only reason for a vacuum cleaner to lose suction but still work is a clog or dirty filter which blocks the air flow. Follow the air flow from the brushes to the bag/dirt cup. If the machine is bagged, change the bag. I use another vacuum cleaner to do this.While your at it, might as well change the belt.

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My dirt deivl want pick up dirt that well. what is the promblem?


Most likely, it needs to be cleaned out. Change the bag (or clean the dirty cup), change or clean all filters and hoses . Clean the brushes. It probably sucked up some water and combined with dirt it clogs up filters and hoses.

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No suction when i vacuum. what should i check for?


Check filter and bag. Clean or replace filter if needed.
Check for a blockage in the hose. Disconnect hose at both ends. Hold one end up and drop a coin into it. Raise hose until coin drops through. If it doesn't, there's a clog. Depending on the length of the hose, you may be able to dislodge it with a broom stick.
Check the tube in the power nozzle (above the brush) for clogs. You can use the coin here too. If clogged, it can generally be pushed toward the brush with a wooden spoon handle.
The worst thing is if the fan in the vacuum has broken or worn down enough to not provide sufficient airflow.

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