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Re: Power cord will not retract
It sounds like the rewinder spring either came off the retainer or broke. If it broke it must be replaced. If it just came off, it can be put back on and rewound. It is a LONG flat piece if springsteel which is VERY sharp. Be Careful.
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Either the cord inside is caught on something or the retraction spring is broken.
Try to pull it out further, if you can feel any spring-back then most likely the cord is caught, maybe on itself.
Either way, the canister will probably have to be disassembled to fix the problem.
With all that's involved in replacing the cord and potential cord reel damage, it's more cost effective to just have the entire cord reel, complete with new cord, replaced. Less time consuming thus less costly to you. Hope it helps!
You may have to dis-assemble the machine to the point where you can gain access to the mechanism that retracts the cord. Then see if it can be fixed or needs replacement. Just don't lose any parts when dis-assembly, and make sure everything is put back together correctly.
Keep playing with it, it will go if you are careful. The alternative is to disassemble the device and get involved with the retractor system. This is not always a simple task with springs under tansion, reassembly required about 8 hands ... which MAY be a small exageration.
You will need to take the machine apart to correct this. Open the front of the canister
and remove the bag. As you are looking
at the front of the unit, there are two vinyl covered strips that run
the length of the unit. Pull forward on these strips and then pull out
so that the vinyl separates from the plastic underneath. Now grab the
plastic strip with a pair of needle nose pliers and pull towards the
front of the canister. These can be tough if the machine has never been
opened up before, but pull as hard as you need to, to slide the strip
out. Once both strips are out, turn the machine over, pull out on the
sides of the bottom of the unit, and lift up. The bottom should come
relatively easily, and everything will be exposed. Now, assuming that the cordwinder isn't damaged, you should be able to wind the cord in by hand. Once it gets started it may start to retract automatically. Usually the spring just gets in a bind against the housing when it's over extended, and rolling it in by hand a little will free it up. Good Luck!!