Having problems with your Miele s558 Silver Moon Vacuum ?

Electrical power down while vacuuming (not a reset)

\015 Miele Silver Moon - about five years old. We just replaced the HEPA filter, the bag and the thin filter. Problem: It frequently powers down while vacuuming. We have to notch the power back up - then it powers down again. It's not a hard reset power down with a light coming on - it's a decrease in the electrical setting to nearly no suction at all. A marble passed through the hose and seems to roll around and through easily, so it doesn't look like a hose obstruction.\015

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Thank you JonahBegone!
My 4 years old Silver Moon has been power down off and on for a couple of months, but all of sudden it kept doing it. Then the power won't turn on when I plugged it in ( this turns out to be another problem, see my other posting). I took your advice on taking the hose and handle apart. I unscrewed the 5 screws, but can't pull the handle apart to look inside. I was able to see the 3 metal contact on the hose that you mentioned through a 1/4 inch gap when I forced the handle apart. I cleaned the black stuff off through the little gap by rotating the hose a few times. Then magically, my power down problem also went away. Thank you once again.
Have a Miele Red Velvet which was behaving the same way. It would automatically power down (suction) whether I was using the power brush or hardwood attachment. Read this EXTREMELY HELPFUL submission—took the handle apart and cleaned the three contacts with an electrical contact cleaner and Q-Tip and viola!, it works flawlessly.
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