Question about Vacuums
It definitely sounds like the cord winder is the problem. I can tell you how to take the machine apart, but it's just about impossible to rebuild that winder. When you take the winder apart the spring blows apart, and it's very dangerous. I won't be doing that again. lol Another option is to replace the winder and that is just not cost effective, and it will go bad again.
You could just take out the winder and wire a regular cord in it's place if you want to save the vacuum. You can tie the new cord in couple knots to keep it from pulling out of the unit.
As for taking the machine apart, you probably found the two screws under the hood. Sometimes they hide others under the hepa filter, but the really hard ones to find are under the cord retract button. You have to pop that off to access them.
Hope this helped. Good Luck
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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