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Miele S183 Powerhouse Vacuum Cleaner - Upright
This Miele S183 Powerhouse upright has many deluxe features like a "clean-air" design, powerful 12 amp. motor, sealed fan-fold HEPA exhaust filter, dual active edge brushes, Carpet/Bare Floor brush roll switch and on-board attachments. For similar products see our list of current Miele Uprights with One Motor.   View Larger Image
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Code: S183     Mfg. Code: S183

Miele Powerhouse Upright Model S183 Introduction

Miele has been designing and manufacturing products for the home since 1899. They produced their first vacuum cleaner in 1927. Their products are world renowned for their power, durability and performance. The Miele S183 is an excellent example, combining style with functionality and durability to create an outstanding upright with built-in attachments.

Efficient Sealed HEPA Filtration System

This Miele's sealed HEPA filtration system helps reduce recirculation of dust and allergens back into your home. A 4.9 Qt. IntensiveClean dustbag and a secondary filter clean the air before it enters the motor. Following the motor the air is additionally cleaned by the large area fan-fold HEPA exhaust filter. This 6-stage filtering system enhances the filtering ability while extending the filter media's life span. It prevents large particles from reaching and blocking the exhaust filter, saving it for critical particle retention.

The large area fan-fold HEPA exhaust filter has a seal around it so that air and small particles can't bypass it. Additional seals within the case ensure that the sub-micrometer dust you pick up actually reaches the high filtration exhaust filter and is not blown out through minute cracks in the case or around the exhaust filter like many competing cleaners with high filtration exhaust filters.

Durable and Efficient Clean-Air Design

A key feature which all Miele uprights incorporate is the clean-air system design. The air flow which picked up the dirt is cleaned by the filtering system before it passes through the fan of the suction motor. This design eliminates fan breakage problems which can be caused when objects are picked up by a dirty-air system. Also, it typically produces significantly more suction, especially when the hose and attachments are used. For more about these two designs, see our article on Fan or Impeller Types & Performance.

Powerful Speed 12 Amp. Motor

Strong suction and rigorous carpet agitation powered by its 12 Amp. motor combine in the Miele S183 to deep-clean carpet as well as all other surfaces. Featuring lifetime lubricated ball bearings and well balanced motor parts, it will perform quietly for many years. The track record of these motors is one of the best in the industry.

Unique Brush Roll

Miele Powerhouse Upright Bottom View

The Miele S183 has a brush roll with two rows of bristles plus two rows of beater bars. In addition to this, there are active edge bristles which enhance edge cleaning by brushing very close to the baseboard. The use of permanently lubricated ball bearings eliminates the need to replace sleeve bearings when they fail due to excessive wear.

Convenient Rug/Bare Floor Switch

The revolving brush roll can easily be stopped with a flip of the Rug/Bare Floor switch, enabling you to go directly from cleaning carpet to cleaning vinyl or wood floors. This is important since a revolving brush roll can whip the small grit and dirt behind the machine before the air flow has a chance to pick it up. This switch also functions to stop the brush roll during the time you use the attachments. This prevents bed spreads, throw rugs, etc. from accidentally being caught in the vacuum cleaner while your attention is on the furniture being cleaned.

Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment

The Miele S183 upright has automatic carpet height adjustments. The weight of the main housing is carried on the two rear wheels, allowing the fairly light nozzle to float on the top of the carpet. This design makes them very maneuverable around furniture as well as convenient when going from one carpet to another. When the handle is moved to the vertical position for using the attachments, the agitator is automatically raised out of the carpet nap. This is helpful as well when you want to pause a moment to move a piece of furniture without turning off the cleaner.

Built-In Attachments

The Miele S183 has its dusting brush conveniently tucked away in the back of its case where it is always easily accessible. To further save space, the extra-long crevice tool stores inside the wand. By using a 3:1 stretch hose, the distance which the air must travel when cleaning floors is shortened, reducing internal resistance and increasing air flow. To extend the total reach to 10 feet, the crevice tool can function as an extension wand since the other attachments fit on it as well as on the stretch 7' hose or wand. We recommend purchasing the optional upholstery nozzle for cleaning upholstered furniture, carpeted stairs, etc.

Product Availability

The Miele S183 Powerhouse upright vacuum cleaners are sold in the U.S.A. primarily through their network of independently owned vacuum cleaner specialty stores like Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service. We also promote and sell additional models of Miele Upright Vacuum Cleaners, various Miele Accessories & Attachments and Genuine Miele Dustbags, Filters & Supplies.

Please feel free to call toll free at 800-413-2778 or 717-665-5126 for more details and information on this and additional models. All of our salespeople are also skilled technicians who are very knowledgeable about vacuum cleaners, both inside and out. They will be happy to talk with you regarding your various vacuum cleaner needs, preferences and desires. We are a vacuum cleaner specialty store providing outstanding customer service to all who purchase from us.

Key Features Major Benefits
Built-In Attachments Efficiently reach into those hard to clean areas without breaking your work pace. Convenient for cleaning all types of furniture, window frames, baseboards, etc. Clean high areas with its total reach of 10 feet. The attachments store on the vacuum so they are always right with you.
Sealed HEPA Filtration System Greatly reduces recirculation of dust and allergens back into your home. Filtration is enhanced by Miele's sealed large area fan-fold HEPA exhaust filter.
Clean-Air Design Automatically protects the suction motor while allowing for quieter operation. Also produces significantly more suction, especially when the hose and attachments are used.
Powerful 12 Amp. Motor Produces plenty of power for any type of cleaning job.
Unique Brush Roll with Ball Bearings Enhanced effectiveness with two rows of bristles plus two rows of beater bars. Active edge bristles enhance edge cleaning.
Rug/Bare Floor Switch Conveniently go from cleaning carpet to non-carpeted floors without breaking your work pace. Stopping the brush roll when using the attachments keeps objects from accidentally being caught in it.
Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment Move easily from one carpet to another. Convenient for moving furniture without stopping the motor.
Safety By-Pass Valve If the main air flow drops too low due to a blockage, the by-pass valve automatically opens to allow air to enter for proper cooling of the motor.
Extra Long 22' Cord Travel far with the vacuum cleaner without needing to stop and change the cord to another electrical outlet.
Full Bag Indicator Know when to change the paper bag for improved efficiency.
One Year Limited Warranty by Miele Provides a year of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by this warranty.
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