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Meile S548. It work turn on expect when I fiddle with retractable cord. Even then, it's prone to stop again. The machine is relatively new and shows no cord wear.

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    same problem. I need to know how to get access to the conntacts to be able to repair.

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You have a bad cord reel. the cord may look fine but its the contacts inside that have gone bad. i have had some luck with simply adjusting the contacts but probably need to replace the cord reel.

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your exactly right. there is probably 2 or 3 screws your missing there.

now getting to these screws is easy. If you haven't already, remove the top filter and the bag door lid.

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