Beam Soft Touch handle electric harness replacement
Bought replacement harness and can't figure out how to simply place harness back in with hose and get contact board to reseat and replace the hose set properly. Any diagrams for this? any tricks? Without saying, but I will, feel pretty stupid. Seemed easy enough when I unscrewed and opened up. The harness just a connector, switch and contact board for copper rings on hose that sits and attaches within the Beam Soft Touch grip housing. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Beam Soft Touch handle electric harness replacement
Set the bottom part of the handle down(not the part that the screws go in)the contact board will fit into slots on the left side of thehandle half, the switch will go where the cutout is for it on the top, the plug is notched to fit at the lower front part of the handle. Then put the the tube into the hose and set it into the handle. There is a ribe near where the tube sticks out of the handle, it fits into a slot just before it sticks out. There also is a stop for the hose to up against so the contact rings can't slip off. Then put the other half on and screw it down.
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They now make a replacement tab so you don't have to replace the entire handle grip. The bad part is, most of the time it's the handle grip that has the broken place in the plastic, not the latch tab. That too can be bought seperately though, so you don't have to buy the hose. Call your local vac shop for assistance.
Most hoses simply pull off, and the new one pushed back on in its place. As far as I am aware replacement hoses come with the correct connections ect so the main hose should have the plastic handle part and also the bottom couplingfor near the base of the vaccume
You don't have to "remove" the handle from the hose to attach other attachments, just depress the tab at the end of the hose and pull the upper wand loose then use the "adapter" to use the dusting brush or simply snap the crevice tool in place to use. If the handle won't come loose from the upper wand, then the described "tab" needs replaced as it's locking up the parts. Hope that helps!
I can't say for sure without seeing your model but this can. E done on most vacuums as long as it doesn't have electric wires to run a power nozzle. Some hoses simply unscrew from the fitting and some have an extra connector. The easiest way if it won't easily come out by twisting the hose counter-clockwise is to cut the hose at the bad spot and pull on the hose and it will come apart so you can remove it. Sometimes they have glue or silicone holding them in but if you pull you should be able to remove the old hose and screw the good part back in.
Hello, This could be caused by a few problems. I happened to notice a different repair that you posted about your Sidekick handheld power head also not working. Is this correct that you have two motorized attachments that don't work? If this is the case, this sounds like your electrical hose has gone bad, and has a short circuit somewhere inside of it. You may verify this by using a simple Continuity Tester that you may pick up at any Hardware store. Simply place one of the testing prongs into the wire harness at the end of the hose that connects into the wand, and the other arm of the tester on one of the prongs that plugs into the wall. If the tester doesn't light up, move the one prong into the other electrical connection on the end of the hose that connects to the wand. If neither one of these ports lights the tester up, then this indicates your hose has gone bad and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately there's really no way to repair the hose once it has a short circuit. Here's a link to a replacement hose on our website that will work with your Electrolux Central Vacuum: http://www.govacuum.com/elcevareho30.html If you do have continuity in the hose, then try pushing the reset button on the power nozzle (small red pole on the right hand side). If you indeed however do have two different attachments that don't turn on, chances are most likely that your hose needs to be replaced. I hope this was helpful to you in answering your question. If this helped, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback for me. This is really appreciated by the Fixya community when an answer was able to fix your problem. Thanks again, Chris Jones GoVacuum.com
I am not clear from your question as to whether you have purchased a replacement hose and need to know how to fit it or you are asking how you use the hose to vacuum?
If you are trying to fit a new hose, with the old one removed, simply line up the large plastic cuff on the base of the hose (this is the one with the cable tidy) and push it downwards into the slot at the base of the main body until it clicks into place. You can then insert the wand handle back in and store it on the machine.
If you would like to know how to to use the wand/hose, simply press the wand catch on the front of the wand handle just above the main carrying handle and pull it upwards. You can then splide the hose to the bottom of the metal pipe and press the button on the hose cuff to release the wand handle. The tools fit directly onto the hose cuff for vacuuming the car, your stairs or upholstery.
If your Beam has a fixed handle RUBBER hose with switches and is deteriorating between coils, you can dismantle the handle (or wall end) with about 6 screws. If it has a swivel handle with switch it can not be shortened. If it is not switched and non electric, the cuffs simply unscrew and the vinyl can be cut and reglued with vinyl adhesive. You will see once open the handle that the hose has fine wiring wound through its shell and this wiring controls the switching between the handle and the vac. You must unwind the hose from the inside handle stem, cut short with a utility knife and wire cutters and then screw the fresh hose end back onto the handle stem. The hose should also be glued from the inside (after cleaning with a dry cloth) with a contact type cement suitable for rubber and plastic. Generally PLIOBOND is used. Then splice your wiring and reassemble the handle.
If you could wire the beater head with out using the hose you could determine if the short is in the hose or in the head. If you wire the head directly and it turns on obviously you have a short in the hose. It is possible to change just the switch and wiring harness in the handle if it is bad. If you have a Vacuum store near you that sells central vacs it would only take them a minute to check your hose for continuity to see if electricity is getting through your handle.
Some heads have a reset button also. Make sure you check that out first!
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=566201 Generic problem for all Vacuums I have a one year posted by jon89 on May 02, 2008 I have a one year old Beam central vac. It has supervalves. The handle (connected to the hose stopped turning on the unit. The handle still powers the brush but no longer turns on the suction? Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The Beam Central Vac may have more than a one year factory warranty and it sounds to me that you may have a bad relay switch the Central Vac, if you do it should be covered under the factory warranty. Otherwise, you may have a bad supervalves or a wire came loose, if the hose switch turns on the power nozzle then it may be a bad supervalve or a bad relay and to contact the installer or the manufacturer of Beam. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://www.beamvac.com/usa/Owner Support Customer Service1-800-369-2326Phone # Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Support:email@example.com Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.