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Wiring foot pedal switch legend II

Foot pedal switch broke in my Legend II and I want to verify where and how the wires go back into the new pedal I purchased?? Also, do you know if the manual talks about doing these types of repairs? This vacuum is ancient and still vacuums extremely well, I just want to be able to do the repairs.
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  • kcolrat Dec 22, 2008

    The foot pedal has an N by 2 connectors and L by the other 2 connectors..not sure what that means.



    Thanks for the insight into the manual.

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If I remember correctly,on the switch itself,each connector is letter coded.'W' for white,'R' for red,and so forth.The manual mostly talks about how to change attachments and basic operating,but not repairs.

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