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Vacuum cord does not rewind

After pressing the power reel button, I noticed the cord does not rewind. What parts am I looking at?
What expenses for repair am I looking at (ballpark)?
Can I do it myself?

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  • dcalisti Dec 09, 2008

    The vacuum cleaner is a Hoover Futura 650. The cord doesn't rewind when you press the rewind button. Is the cost for parts & service worth repairing or should I buy a new one? thanks ...

  • francistom Apr 05, 2009

    Vacuum cord does not rewind

  • Joe Lepe May 11, 2010

    Well can we start with the make and model of vacuum.




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SOURCE: pwr cord rewind reel

You have to pop the grey button off for the cord rewind. There is one more screw under there. You have to be very careful, because you can break one of the tabs that hold the button on. In fact, it is almost a garuntee. There are three tabs that stick off the button that hold it in place on the orange hood. There's a long tab about 3/4 inch long on the inside corner of the button you need to be careful of. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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SOURCE: cord won't rewind. How do I take apart to repair?

see jan 1, 2009

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: lux 5000 vacuum cord will not rewind it is pulled all the way out need to disassemble

This rewind is not easy to work on, I rewound my Eureka with much persistance. The vacuum shop didn't want to tackle this.
It's easy to cut your fingers on the spring.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: cord rewind nonoperational

sounds like the spring is either over stretched or broken. you may have to have the spring replaced

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: The cord on my electrolux Epic 6500 has been

There are two keys holding the body together, underneath the bumpers on the side of the vac. With the bag door open these keys when gripped with pliers will slide forward to release the body panels.

Before opening the vac, gently push the cord back inside the housing.
2 possibilities:
If the spool rotates and allows the cord to push in , the body must be disassembled, and the cord winder removed and the spring reloaded. This is tricky work. you will need to wind the entire cord onto the spool, then load 3.5 rotations onto the coil spring for tensioning, then reassemble. It's a bit like working on a land mine of you're new at it. Wear safety glasses.

BUT if the spool is locked from the outside and the cord wont push in or pull out, a fine , long blade screwdriver can be inserted diagonal to the body through the cord slot and with luck you can lift a cog of the spool releasing tension and the rewind will work. try that first , but be gentle . You must release the cord spool allowing a a dog ear catch cog to release inside by gently lifting upwards.
Post back to say how you made out,
Or look for an AERUS Electrolux service shop.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

SOURCE: broke cord reel on Lux Ren.

The only way is to replace the cord winder assembly.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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Close the vacuum casing, replace the control panel (power and cord buttons). Close the unit, plug it in, and power it on!

If it worked for you, congrats! If it didn't, sorry, you've got a much bigger problem with your unit.

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