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European Miele S512
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Post# 364350   12/29/2016 at 21:26 (661 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

I am considering buying a used one produced to run on 220 volts and euro electrical plug.

I had considered replacing the motor but noticed the price for a new & used 110 volt motor.

I have made an offer and would probably end up using it for parts..switches, cord reel, hose, 2 of the 3 attachments and some body part in the event I find another s512.

I read that I could plug it into a 110 volt socket, but it would not run at the speed that on-board motor was designed to run.

I really should resume working on a Rexair B which I am in the middle of replacing the cord and plug.

Post# 365101 , Reply# 1   1/14/2017 at 02:08 (646 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

I got it for a great price. After watching videos, successfully dismantled it to remove the motor. Everything else is in great shape. Except, they dumped the bag dock when they last disposed of the dirty bag.

So, this is definitely a part vac.

Post# 365106 , Reply# 2   1/14/2017 at 11:15 (645 days old) by Fantomfan (Rochester, New York)        
How good of a machine is the Quantum Vac?

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I never have seen a thorough review done on one.

Post# 365107 , Reply# 3   1/14/2017 at 11:28 (645 days old) by Fantomfan (Rochester, New York)        

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Wrong thread, sorry.

Post# 365175 , Reply# 4   1/15/2017 at 19:45 (644 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

you had me there for a second.

Post# 390490 , Reply# 5   4/14/2018 at 18:28 (190 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Miele S512 revival...sort of...

A friend gave me a Velvet canister which looked really bad. To make a long story short, I transferred all the electrical wiring and motor from the Red Velvet to the Baby Blue suction only Euro. Vac and now I have a hybrid S512. I got the idea by looking at both chassis' and noticing they were identical. All I had to do on the Euro. vac was punch out a hose plug port which was already part of the design.

Runs smoothly and quietly.

Post# 390537 , Reply# 6   4/15/2018 at 19:24 (189 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland)        
Velvet Miele

I don't know what substance** Miele designers were sniffing at the time, but that covering must be one of the most impractical ever conceived.

** Maybe they were sniffing the glue which sticks the velvet covering in place?

Post# 390538 , Reply# 7   4/15/2018 at 19:34 (189 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

that reminds me, Google the source of the phrase, Mad Hatter or Mad as a Hatter.

About the Miele, I realize I already told this story. Oops.

Post# 390662 , Reply# 8   4/18/2018 at 12:30 (186 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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If I were you I would consider buying a voltage Transformer. It will cost about a quarter what the Miele parts will be to change everything out.
I have a friend who runs a European Hoover and a couple of European Dyson's on one without any trouble.

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